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My Knee Keeps Giving Out
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
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
What could cause my knee to have so much pain? My knee keeps giving out and locks up. Its shooting pains up my thigh and into my calf. Its very swollen and it even hurts to walk.
Meniscus tear.: You may have a meniscus tear or a loose body floating around in the knee joint. See an orthopedic knee specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Mri shows I have torn ACL & meniscus tear. Tear was repaired in oct'13. My knee keeps giving out & I keep falling. I am 68.Is ACL surgery safe for me?
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
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
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
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
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
I hurt my knee 2 years ago, but I recently fell on it and it's giving me terrible shocks of pain throughout the day, should I go get it checked out?
Knee Pain: Yes, I would recommend it be evaluated sice this is a new type of symptom. ...Read more
My knee gave out and now it's in constant pain, is stiff, and keeps giving out. What did I do to it? I was playing basketball and I must have landed on it wrong because I got a sudden pain and my knee gave out and I fell. Now it is super stiff and it hurt
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
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
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.
The answer depends on quite a few factors.
Where is the pain specifically?
What is your age?
Other mechanical symptoms? Swelling, Clicking? ...Read more
I have bursitis of left knee for 2nd time. When I touch my knee you can feel it creaking and when standing it kind of feels like giving way. Why?
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
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
How much pain should my runner's knee be giving me before I go see a doctor? (20 female, 5k runner)
IF IT HURTS: You need checked. Particularly, if you plan to keep pounding the asphalt for years to come. Prevention is key. ...Read more
I keep getting crunching sound in knee, followed by knee giving out and whole leg being in pain for days?
Knee crunch: Sounds like you have meniscus problems see your Dr. ...Read more
What's wrong with my knee? It keep giving out I'm in a lot of pain walking or sitting and when I walk it gives out
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
My toes twist in the evenings giving severe pain. What is it and what could be done about it? I have swelling below the knees.
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?
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