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I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

Start with RICE: I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort. Did you injury your knee? Regardless, i recommend you start with rice, and the "c" can be accomplished with the ace bandage you mentioned. With the sensation that your knee is going to "give out" you should plan to see an orthopedist, especially if it does not get better soon. You may need bracing, an injection, pt, or surgery depending on severity of injury. ...Read more

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My knee gives way lately, is it anything to worry about?

My knee gives way lately, is it anything to worry about?

Possibly: As we age, natural wear and tear of the joints can cause osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease (oa/djd). Sometimes the ligaments and tendons can get weak and even tear as well. If you are 67 and your knee is starting to "give way lately, " it is your body telling you to see a dr for an evaluation and testing which may include x-rays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) side effect since i had these shots..3 in each knee, my knees are worse than ever..I have terrible pain, locking and my knee gives way..

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) side effect since i had these shots..3 in each knee, my knees are worse than ever..I have terrible pain, locking and my knee gives way..

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Sometimes loose bodies or floaters or meniscus tears in the knee become more noticeable with more fluid in the knee. It's not necessarily a side effect of the injections, but rather how bad your arthritis is. ...Read more

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After today's gym session my legs feel weak and my knee gives way sometimes. This is 6 hours after my workout. How long should I feel like this for?

After today's gym session my legs feel weak and my knee gives way sometimes. This is 6 hours after my workout. How long should I feel like this for?

Work out: This may be just a sign that you over did it. Fatigue after a workout is not uncommon. Take some anti-inflammatories, stretch well, and ice your legs. It may be that you hurt more tomorrow than you do today. As long as it is not getting worse, just watch it and decrease your workout intensity until you are back to baseline. Otherwise, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I walk my knee just give way and I fall?

Sometimes when I walk my knee just give way and I fall?

Could be serious.: if your knee just gives way, you could have an orthopedic problem or a neurologic problem. Suggest you see a general internist, so that the problems can be sorted out and you could be referred to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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I GT an ACL n I have done the surgery 9 months ago..Bt now e problem is my knee will give way everytime i play sports..?What should I do?

I GT an ACL n I have done the surgery 9 months ago..Bt now e problem is my knee will give way everytime i play sports..?What should I do?

ACL: Instability after acl reconstruction can be for a number of reasons. Such as non healed meniscus repair, hardware failure, even simply lack of strength. I would see our orthopedist or seek a second opinion if your knee remains unstable despite surgery. ...Read more

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My knee pops, gives way, hurts to walk and run, and is tight, my doctor say it is chondromalacia but i don't know please help me find an answer?

My knee pops, gives way, hurts to walk and run, and is tight, my doctor say it is chondromalacia but i don't know please help me find an answer?

Yes: Chondromalacia patellae refers to wear and tear behind the kneecap. Anotehr name is patellofemoral stress syndrome. It is a tracking problem with the kneecap that typically results in this condition. Contributing factors include weakness or imbalance in muscles that control the kneecap, malalignment in the legs (knock-kneed) and over pronation of the feet. Treatment is typically conservative. ...Read more

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My knee buckles sideways, and I have pain on the outside and top of my knee. Sometimes it gives way. What could this be?

My knee buckles sideways, and I have pain on the outside and top of my knee. Sometimes it gives way. What could this be?

Sprained ligament: You may have sustained an injury to one of the important stabilizing ligaments of your knee. The most likely injured ligaments that protect against buckling and sideward looseness are the acl and lcl (anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments). You should be evaluated expeditiously by an orthopaedic surgeon. Avoid running, jumping, pivoting and deep knee bending until you are evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does the inside of my knee feel like it gives way? On standing even for a short while. I can at times feel something move. Is this a ligament?

Why does the inside of my knee feel like it gives way? On standing even for a short while.  I can at times feel something move.  Is this a ligament?

Muscle or more: It is likely that this is from simple muscle fatigue. If you have a ligament tear causing this, you would feel the knee giving out when you twist or turn. If there is swelling in the knee, you may have a meniscus tear. If so, see a specialist. ...Read more