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My Knee Wont Support My Weight
Fell off of truck. Knee buckled. Won't support my weight. Hurts! can't see dr until tomorrow. On fluoxetine. What OTC pain med can I take?
My knee popped and gave out. now swollen, pain, cant support much weight. Hard to bend/straighten. Can it heal in 3 weeks? I have a musical to be in
Orthopedics : You shoukd,have it evaluated in person by an orthopedist. ...Read more
A year i dropped a metal shelf on my knee and since it's been severe pain daily. I can't straighten or bend my leg fully or support my weight, ideas?
I tore something in my knee 2 days ago. Tried ice heat still painful can't support my weight do I go ER or immed care doc? I was walking and turned my right knee felt like under knee cap tore..I did i guess a deep knee bend tore even more till caught cabi
You : You have already waited 2 days, so there is not likely to be a true emergency, though it does need to be seen quickly. The benefits of going to an emergency room is that they have staff available in many specialties at all hours, they have imaging readily available, and if urgent treatment is needed, it can be initiated quickly. However, wait times can be quite long and it can be quite expensive. The advantages of an urgent care center is that it us usually less expensive and the wait time is often less than a traditional er. However, depending on the place, they may or may not have specialists and imaging readily available. While they may have simple braces and crutches, they cannot deliver all types of care. You might also call your regular doctor and get a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon (if your insurance requires it). Many orthopaedic offices will see acute injuries quickly and you get direct access to the specialists. They tend to have imaging and many treatments readily available. The costs will be based on the practice, but it can be efficient and cost-effective compared to the emergency room or an urgent care center. ...Read more
Why have i been feeling so faint? Weak knees when standing, feeling faint, high anxiety, under high stress, 24 women, smoker feels like my knees can't support weight, light headed, feels like im going to throw up, when walking and standing im flying to ge
See your doctor: Nobody can know what is going on with you just on the basis of that history - hundreds of things may cause all the symptoms you have, and they certainly may just be related to your anxiety and stress. It sounds like you need a thorough history, physical examination and probably some lab tests before anybody can give you a satisfactory answer, and potential treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a bilateral release on my knee 2 1/2 yrs ago that wont heal, been working on losing weight, would that help it heal?trying to take weight off it
If they were done-: -2&1/2 yrs ago, all is healed. If U still have symptoms or they have returned, U need 2 B reevaluated 2 C if U need further surgery 2 help or if they have gradually returned, again C Ur surgeon 4 eval as with poor alignment a repair can stretch out, especially if the repair was not enough 2 completely get U back 2 proper alignment. ...Read more
Swollen knee for a week. Can't squat or bend my knee won't support it. Pain. No injury i didn't fall noticed the pain getting off couch week ago?
Weight after surgery: I believe you mean will you gain weight from not moving around? If that's the case, it's best that you start moving around as soon as you are medically cleared to do so. One concern is that if you don't move the knee asap you may lose range of motion at the knee, and not only negate the goals of the operation in the first place but your knees may get worse. You won't get thinner sitting around. ...Read more
Im obesed 340 lost 30 knees & leg pain poss bone n bone dr wont consider knee replacement also have COPD trying to lose more weight what options have?
Lose more weight: For every 1 lb. A person is over-weight, the knee sees 4 lbs. This leads to pain and arthritis. Obese patients have more surgical complications like wound healing and infection than non-obese patients. In addition, the implants don't last as long. Injections with products like synvisc(r) can help. Patients with arthritis who exercise have less joint pain than those who don't exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee & back taping: Physiotherapists and patients use many different types of tapes and bandages. Adhesive, non-stretch (rigid) sports tape is generally the most appropriate to restrict undesired knee mobility or improve spine posture. (for knee or spine strapping 38mm is usually the most appropriate size). This should always be used in combination with hypoallergenic tape as an underlay, such as fixomull. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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