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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

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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 ?

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

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What can cause the knee to give way randomly?

What can cause the knee to give way randomly?

Multiple causes: They are nany possible causes such as weak quads, lateral patella subluxation(knee cap), torn meniscus, chronic tear of the acl, intraarticular loose bodies, lesions of the articular surface.Need to see orthopedic surgeon to make the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does my knee keep popping and giving way?

Why does my knee keep popping and giving way?

Ligamentous injury : a ligamentous injury can cause knee instability and popping. This should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My knee keeps giving way will i need surgery?

My knee keeps giving way will i need surgery?

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

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Pain in my knee keeps giving way ?

Pain in my knee keeps giving way ?

Tear: Pain and instability may be related to a tear. Have the knee evaluated including an MRI. ...Read more

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What causes your knees to give out?

What causes your knees to give out?

Several conditions: Knees can give out for various reasons, from ligament tears, to nerve problems, to pain-related issues. Be examined by a dr, especially if you had an injury or pain with the buckling/giving out. ...Read more

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Y do my knees keep buckling and give out?

Y do my knees keep buckling and give out?

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 more

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My knees vibrate badly and it gives me concern. Who can I see about this?

My knees vibrate badly and it gives me concern. Who can I see about this?

See details: I am not sure what you mean by 'vibrate.' that is a term I have never heard applied to knee pain. Have the knees evaluated and x rays done. That should determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can somebody give me advice: my knees have bewn cracking/hurting for almost 5 years?

Can somebody give me advice: my knees have bewn cracking/hurting for almost 5 years?

Many possibilities: Sound coming from the knee could be due to tendon, cartilage, meniscus, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by your orthopedist and find out why it is making that sound. ...Read more