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My knee keeps giving out on me. It don't hurt but it just seems like its just not there sometimes. Mostly when in lifting or on stairs. Never broke.?

My knee keeps giving out on me. It don't hurt but it just seems like its just not there sometimes. Mostly when in lifting or on stairs. Never broke.?

Concerning: When the knee gives out to me it means you stumble or fall secondary to the knee no longer supporting your body weight. This suggests that something maybe wrong internally with the knee particularly ligament damage or tear. You need a good physical exam of the knee and potentially an MRI of the knee. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis in my knee. I bent down and something "went", my knee keeps giving out and is agony, am 52.

I have osteoarthritis in my knee. I bent down and something "went", my knee keeps giving out and is agony, am 52.

Get medical check up: Arthritis can be associated with loose pieces of cartilage or small bone chips which can get caught between the joint bones and cause severe pain. You should go see an Orthopedic doctor who may need to treat you, may even do arthroscopic examination and clean up the inside of the joint if the pain does not settle down with medication. ...Read more

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Pain in my knee keeps giving way?

Pain in my knee keeps giving way?

Tear: Pain and instability may be related to a tear. Have the knee evaluated including an MRI. ...Read more

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My knee keeps giving way will I need surgery?

My knee keeps giving way will I need surgery?

Seek Consultation.: You will be best off seeking consultation with an orthopedic surgeon who will evaluate your situation. Only after complete history and physical examination (sometimes imaging also) will he/she be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Online consultants can only speculate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause a knee to keep giving out

What can cause a knee to keep giving out

Meniscal Tear: Symptoms are concerning for a tear of your meniscus. Definitive diagnosis can be made during a complete thorough physical exam by a physician and possible a mri. Please call your doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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Both of my knees are painful and giving out?

Both of my knees are painful and giving out?

Pain knees: Chronic pain in the knees, with feeling of giving out can be related to osteoarthritis (oa) with degeneration of menisci and ligaments. Weakened joints and supporting musculature can lead to the type of instability that you describe. If conservative measures like physiotherapy and joint protection techniques fail, an orthopedic consultation to assess need for surgical intervention might help. ...Read more

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By using bike clips giving you the up and down when riding. Is this hard on my knee?

No: Pedal clips should not cause any damage to the knee. Knee pain with cycling is usually related to seat height/position. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my knee keeps popping and giving way?

What do you suggest if my knee keeps popping and giving way?

Time to see the doc: Popping and giving wAy could be ligament, meniscus, or loose body. If left untreated or uncontrolled could actually cause more damage......time to get checked by an orthopaedic surgeon ...Read more

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Why does my knee keep popping and giving way?

Why does my knee keep popping and giving way?

Ligamentous injury: A ligamentous injury can cause knee instability and popping. This should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can medial plica syndrome cause instability or the knee to give way? Something like "pseudo giving way"?

Can medial plica syndrome cause instability or the knee to give way? Something like "pseudo giving way"?

Yes.: A painful plica can cause the quad (thigh) muscles to shut down, and give you a sense of the knee "giving out". ...Read more

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If a TKR was done 3 yrs ago, and the knee is very frequently giving out, what does it mean? Is it failing?

TKR: The best way to know if your knee replacement is failing is to be examined by your surgeon. S/he will examine you and take new XR to see how your knee is doing. Your knee may give out from muscle weakness or instability. ...Read more

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My right knee gives out once in a while. It hurts if I sit on chair long time. Why does knee giving out happen?

My right knee gives out once in a while. It hurts if I sit on chair long time. Why does knee giving out happen?

Unstable knee: Instability of the knee can be caused by ligament injury from direct or indirect trauma. Such symptoms as popping, locking, catching, clicking, or giving way can be symptoms of ligament injury. Cartilage, bone, tendons and other structures can also become inflamed and result in knee instability and pain. You need a knee exam and possibly X-rays to delineate the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Had surgery on Friday the 19th May 2017 on my right knee, but my swellings are giving me concerns, is this normal?

Had surgery on Friday the 19th May 2017 on my right knee, but my swellings are giving me concerns, is this normal?

See doctor: Hard without examining to be sure. Can get some sot tissue swelling after an operation but swelling may also be a sign of postoperative infection. Recommend urgent examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a zumba instructor and since I been giving clases I have always had knee problems is it normal? I give class every other day.

I'm a zumba instructor and since I been giving clases I have always had knee problems is it normal? I give class every other day.

No: Pain is never "normal". However, not all pain requires aggressive treatment. It may be best to manage conservatively if it is inflammatory. I would suggest seeing your doctor to find out why you have pain, & how best to manage it. ...Read more

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My knee has been giving me problems for a while now. I have pain when walk up&down steps and I have discomfort when walking on a flat surface.

My knee has been giving me problems for a while now. I have pain when walk up&down steps and I have discomfort when walking on a flat surface.

Knee pain: The answer depends on quite a few factors.
Where is the pain specifically?
What is your age?
Other mechanical symptoms? Swelling, Clicking? ...Read more

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Peromed karate as a child for four years. Past 8 years have severe knee pain with locking and giving out now have calf painand unable to bend knee?

Peromed karate as a child for four years. Past 8 years have severe knee pain with locking and giving out now have calf painand unable to bend knee?

Orthopedic Surgeon: Locking and giving out indicate internal derangement and it us unlikely you can continue without an Orthopedic Surgeon seeing you and at the least doing an M.R.I. and probable arthoscopy to assess the best surgical management. Don't delay. ...Read more

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My knee has been giving out asspeacilly going down the stairs with minor pain. While walking it feels like its gonna give out. What is causing this?

Meniscal Tear: Symptoms are concerning for a tear of your meniscus. Definitive diagnosis can be made during a complete thorough physical exam by a physician and possible a mri. Please call your doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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Knee giving out now bruised. Why?

Knee giving out now bruised. Why?

PROBLEM: It means some bleeding occured in there. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Fell over a pallet at work, landed on both my knees very hard, my right knee is giving me problems, sharp, stabbing pain.

Need xray: If not improved over a couple of days and still very sharp, you need to get xrays to check for fracture. It can have serious consequences if you continue to put weight on it. ...Read more

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My knee has been giving way for over a year now, I did see a doctor at the time and got told I had torn something. Is it a bad sign?

My knee has been giving way for over a year now, I did see a doctor at the time and got told I had torn something. Is it a bad sign?

Knee instability: Knee instability and being told you "had torn something" suggest significant injury, Left untreated, the injury can increase risk for arthritis in the affected knee. Best to see the doctor, get a firm diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more