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My Knee Won't 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 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 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?
I had a bilateral release on my knee 2 1/2 yrs ago that won't 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
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
I'm obesed 340 lost 30 knees & leg pain poss bone n bone dr won't consider knee replacement also have COPD trying to lose more weight what options have?
Delay surgery: Based on your present state of health, proceeding with total knee replacement surgery now will put you at increased risk for medical complications and infection. A knee replacement surgery is safest to perform when the patient's bmi is under 40 and any medical conditions you may have are under good control. Ask your surgeon for a preop physical therapy referral to help with weight loss now. ...Read more
Kneeinjured. Been2days. Can't bear weight. Using cruches. Nopain. Swollenabove knee. Noredness. What should I do?
Go to the Doctor: You need an x-ray and/or an examination. Please sign off of the app here and phone your family physician's office. ...Read more
What is a good way to loose weight when mobility is limited? I need to lose weight to ease pain in my back and knees but can't excercise.
I was sitting down and my knee popped. I felt an instant pain and couldn't bend or move my knee. I can barely put any weight on it or get up. Plz help?
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 171cm tall and 160kgm asian. Started light workouts my right knee start to hurt. I can't stop reducing my weight. Any suggestion?
I started having left inner knee pain that woke me up, couldn't bend or straighten knee. Couldn't bear weight for 10 min. Or so. Has happened 2x?
Could be a torn medial meniscus
probably should get it checked out. ...Read more
3 days ago I fell off my bike with my son in a seat on theback. All fell on my knee. Back outside of knee hurts bad & can't bear much weight. What do?
The back of my knees don't hurt but they feel really weak and sometimes they pop when I'm walking, the pain came gradually aftrr walking with weights?
Knee weak popping: May be injury to meniscus cushion between the femur and tibia. Or knee cap could be mal-aligned or may be strain of the ligaments. Do not wear weights, they should only be used short term for toning and have to start slowly w/1 lbs and work up. Since you are 17 and l growing do it under guidance of PT. Rest leg, elevate, ice 10 min 3 x/day try motrin 200 mg 1-2 x a day f/u w/doc/ortho ...Read more
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 more
Please advise if it's okay to wear a knee support while working out in gym, even if your knee is not hurting?
It's ok.: But why would you wear it if your knee does not hurt? It may limit your range of motion with certain exercises. ...Read more
I have gained a lot of weight. When I try to work out my knees and back hurt really bad. Do you have any suggestions?
My knee keeps buckling inward when I put my weight on it. I heard 3 loud pops the first time it happened. It's very painful.
Poss ligament damage: You should see an orthopedic surgeon as soon as you can for evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have issues with my knees that I find it difficult to knee and come up without supporting my knees, what could be the cause?
Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked by your Doctor or an orthopedic specialist. If there is history of an injury it may be related to a torn meniscus and weakness in Quadriceps muscles of the affected knee. If no trauma it may be due to OSteoarthritis. Or another medical condition. We don't know your age etc. Consult your Doctof or an Orthopedic Doctor as you may also need Physical Therapy to strengthen quad ...Read more
Crunching noise in knees when I squat (without any weight)? There's also occasional pains on the inside of my knees. What could this be? Thanks
Crepitations: Due to bone grinding on bone caused by osteoarthropathies. ...Read more
Does cycling helps in reducing weight, if yes, then cycle for how long and what diet should be followed, is their any harm for knees due to cycling?
Yes: It's good aerobic exercise and not hard on knees if they don't hurt. You med to cut your portions of a healthy diet back eliminating sweets and treats. Get advice from a trainer about how long and how many calories because it depends on how much you have to lose. Good luck and have fum! ...Read more
I am 26 years old. I have been suffering from lower back painfrom 2 years after lifting heavy weight in gym without bendingmy knees. What should I do?
Need Evaluation: Two years is a long time to be dealing with pain issues. I'd agree that the treatment should start with conservative care options, but if you are still struggling after 2 years I think it is time to get it looked into further. ...Read more
I'm over weight and my knees havin been bothering me im only 24...How can I still start to exercise with this problem or any suggestions on a exercise?
Aqua therapy: Pool based therapy is a good place to start. The buoyancy of the water unweights the joints. The muscles work against the resistance of the water to build strength and burn calories. If you don't swim use a life vest in the shallow part of the pool. ...Read more
My knee got hit back the opposite way. Is it hyper-extended or is it torn? It has improved a lot in a week. I can bend/straighten it, put weight on it
I have really bad knee pains on my left knee to the point I can't put my weight on it and limping?
See ortho: Need ortho evaluation. Can be almost anything if atraumatic. ...Read more