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I have pains in the sides of my knees?

I have pains in the sides of my knees?

Long list: Pain can also be referred from back or hip. Common inside knee pain could be due arthritis, medial meniscus tear, strain of the ligament (mcl), inflammation of hamstring tendons, bursitis, plica, or knee cap region wear/tendonitis. Pain outside may be due to arthritis, lateral meniscus tear, strain of ligament (lcl), itband syndrome, popliteus tendinitis, knee cap region wear or tendonitis. ...Read more

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Why are my knees stiff?

Why are my knees stiff?

many possibles: There are several possible issues including arthritis, tendinitis and chondromalacia. See an orthopedist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Inner pain in my knees?

Inner pain in my knees?

Needs hx. and physi: See you doctor for an appropriate history and physical exam. There are many, many causes. ...Read more

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I having pain in my knees.?

I having pain in my knees.?

See a doctor: You need a more thorough history to be taken, and exam to be done, and maybe some xrays. ...Read more

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My knees are killing me why?

My knees are killing me why?

Many possibilities: You should seek out a physician especially if the symptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms such as fever. Have you done excessive or unusual activity recently which may have precipitated the pain? ...Read more

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My knees hurt,what can I do?

My knees hurt,what can I do?

Check stability: Instability is the most common cause, but evaluation for arthritis and for ligament and meniscus damage is important. ...Read more

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Why is my knee scrape green?

Why is my knee scrape green?

Inflammation/bacteri: Healing process can involve bacterial infection secreting pyocyanin from pseudamonas bacteria. I would wash it with soap and hydrogen peroxide. May need antibiotic and or consultation for cleaning the wound. ...Read more

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Why do my knees feel so warm?

Why do my knees feel so warm?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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My knee keeps dislocating help!

My knee keeps dislocating help!

You mean patella?: It is unlikely your knee is dislocating, as that is a devastating trauma and an emergency. You may be dislocating your kneecap (patella). When this happens the patella displaces laterally. This injury initially requires enough force to tear ligaments but after that may happen from even minor maneuvers. An orthopedist can re-anchor the patella surgically. ...Read more

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My knee is locked. What do I do?

My knee is locked. What do I do?

Locked knee: Usually comes from a torn meniscus, or a loose body. Will likely need a scope. See your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I hurt my knees doing zumba?

Can I hurt my knees doing zumba?

Depends: With any exercise, there is a risk of injury if you overdo it or if you ramp up fast or are deconditioned to start with, especially if any weak muscles, tight tendons, or malalignment issues. Proper form and biomechanics are important. If you do have pain, see your dr who can assess if it is because of a movement during zumba or other biomechanical issue. ...Read more

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How long should I rest my knees?

How long should I rest my knees?

Need more info: Your question does not permit an answer. What is wrong with your knees that makes you think you need to rest them? ...Read more

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What can make my knees straight?

What can make my knees straight?

Physical exam X-ray.: Need to get more info. Why is leg not straight? Physical exam and xray are very important. ...Read more

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Why do my knees hurt in the cold?

Why do my knees hurt in the cold?

Arthritic: Many pts. With osteoarthritis have arthralgias when temperatures go down. It is probably the most common reason. A very low possibility would be cold agglutinins present in your blood. Consult with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How do I tape my knee for hockey?

Depends: Taping of a joint varies based on the desired outcome. Taping to stabilize the patella (kneecap) is different than taping to prevent hyperextension, which is different than taping to stabilize a collateral ligament. This is also a skill that requires much experience to do properly. Consult with your athletic trainer. ...Read more

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What do I do to pop back my knee?

What do I do to pop back my knee?

Some time it is hard: To do that we call it locked knee. Some it is very hard to reduce. Attempt to gently extend leg as far as possible, apply some pressure on the knee toward the outside, and then begin alternating between internal and external rotation of knee as well as flexion and extension. ...Read more

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How to alleviate pain on my knee?

How to alleviate pain on my knee?

A host of ways: There are lots of ways. Warm compresses help. Pain in the morning often goes away with activity. Pain medicines such as paracetamol and non-steroidals such as Advil (ibuprofen) can help. If logic and simple measures don't work, then you will need to see your physician to examine and evaluate the knee problem ...Read more