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My Knees Give Way
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Comes/goes. Been happening for years. I get sharp pain in my knee near cap at front. Pressure on, painful and my knee gives way under me sometimes.
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..
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
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?
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
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
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?
I have shooting pains down left leg from groin area. to the knee sometimes my leg gives way and cant sleep at nite difficult turning over in bed ?
You may have a: Pinched nerves in your LUMBAR SPINE. Because this may involve MOTOR nerves "leg giving away" this evaluation should be ASAP! You can start with your PCP (primary Care Provider) who can perform a NEUROLOGIC exam and possibly order a LUMBAR MRI! Hope this helps you! Good Luck] Dr Z ...Read more
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
Giving out: There is true instability (giving out/buckling) related to a ligament injury. This can be the anterior cruciate ligament or the medial collateral ligament. A good physical exam by a trained physician usually diagnosis this problem and it can be confirmed by an mri. Instability can also come from weakness related to pain from arthritis and the quads muscle group being inhibited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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