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R Knee replacement surgery 5/21 & have pain outer side and stiffness back and left of knee. Normal? What to do improve pain, stiffness. Weaknesdo walk,

R Knee replacement surgery 5/21 & have pain outer side and stiffness back and left of knee. Normal? What to do improve pain, stiffness. Weaknesdo walk,

Knee replacements: There are multiple causes of post-operative knee pain/stiffness after knee replacement. Your pain seems to be located mostly in the outside of the knee. This could be from impingement of the knee replacement components on the soft tissues. Recommend getting new x-rays and consulting with an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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What could cause knee and lower back stiffness/soreness?

What could cause knee and lower back stiffness/soreness?

Arthrits: Arthritis can cause stiffness and soreness in any joint. Usually the first few steps after you get up are sore and stiff and then it gets better as you get going. Arthritic backs also are stiff when you first get up and start moving and it improves with motion. ...Read more

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I have lower back stiffness and knee pain probably from arthritus. Can wearing worn out shoes create problems?

I have lower back stiffness and knee pain probably from arthritus. Can wearing worn out shoes create problems?

Absolutely: 1. Get new shoes.
2. See a podiatrist to see if he can correct your foot angle and this may decrease your knee and back pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have extreme joint pains and stiffness in hips, lower back, elbows, knees and feet? R.A. has been ruled out. My x- rays come back fine.

Why do I have extreme joint pains and stiffness in hips, lower back, elbows, knees and feet? R.A. has been ruled out. My x- rays come back fine.

Multiple joint pain: Joint pain is either degenerative (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory. There are over 100 kinds of arthritis. If rheumatoid factor is negative, you would look to ESR and CRP first. There are a battery of tests that follow for rarer conditions as more common ones are ruled out. Disease Markers (RF, CCP, ANF/ANA) for example. A rheumatologist may be helpful, as well as your primary doc ...Read more

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Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when I walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!! .

Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when I walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!! .

Recommend Eval: With knee pain lasting a month, swelling and stiffness I would recommend you have the knee looked at. There are several possible causes to your symptoms; some that may be more concerning then others. Your knee may need to be drained (fluid removed). A more thorough history and exam of your knee seems necessary at this point. Consider a virtual consult as a starting point. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Stiffness right arm, neck, finger of right hand, pain in right knee, tremors and twitching right abdomen, and back of head pain is it Parkinson's?

Stiffness right arm, neck, finger of right hand, pain in right knee, tremors and twitching right abdomen, and back of head pain is it Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is way: Down on the list of possibilities. The only way to find out is to visit your doctor. Osteoarthritis and low magnesium are other more benign possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Knee creaking, stiffness and pain started suddenly?

Knee creaking, stiffness and pain started suddenly?

Probably nothing: We all get pain creaking of joints without any significant pathology; would seek help if symptoms persisit. ...Read more

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I've been getting stiffness and pain in my knees. What can I do to help stop this?

I've been getting stiffness and pain in my knees. What can I do to help stop this?

Need a diagnosis: You need to see your physician. A history and examination will help clarify what you have. Imaging like X-ray, ultrasound or MRI may help clarify the diagnosis. A rheumatologist can help you decide. ...Read more

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I'm still getting stiffness and pain in my knees. What can I do to help help this?

I'm still getting stiffness and pain in my knees. What can I do to help help this?

Get evaluated: Knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Stiffness is often a sign of arthritic changes. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. ...Read more

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What can cause knee stiffness?

What can cause knee stiffness?

Trauma, Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I relieve knee stiffness?

How can I relieve knee stiffness?

Dtermine the cause: First of all, you should determine the cause. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologic consultation. Avoid medications if it is not a big issue. Specific exercises may help. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

Stretch exercise: Regular stretching and exercise, ice after exercise, occasional nsaids, low impact exercise, avoid deep squats and lunges with knee pain. Hydration is very important for cartilage health. Bicycles and elliptical machines are safe for most ...Read more

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What are some causes of knee stiffness?

What are some causes of knee stiffness?

Arthritis, effusion: Arthritis and a simple knee effusion ("water on the knee") or swelling can lead to knee stiffness. ...Read more

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What can cause knee stiffness (no pain)?

What can cause knee stiffness (no pain)?

Arthritis, possibly.: Could be arthritis. If it seems to be worsening then seek medical help. Your PCP can send you for x-rays and refer you to an orthopaedist if necessary. ...Read more

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What could be causing my knee stiffness?

What could be causing my knee stiffness?

Number of reasons -: Like an injury to it, bleeding into the joint, or fluid build up from any cause, a fracture of the bones making the knee joint, pulled muscles, strained ligaments around the knee.
Could you provide more details as to how it developed? Any injury, any immobility for any reasons, etc, etc.
Thanks! ...Read more

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I'm asking about knee stiffness and pain?

I'm asking about knee stiffness and pain?

Knee pain: Stiffness is a hallmark of arthritis, as is pain. Limited range of motion can be caused by arthritis, meniscal or ligament tears, loose bodies, muscle and soft tissue tightness, etc. ...Read more

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What are some causes of major knee stiffness?

Trauma, Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my knee stiffness?

What could be the cause of my knee stiffness?

See below: This can be anything from osteoarthritis to something inflammatory such as rheumatoid. Without any more details, it is difficult to say what you have. Consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I notice knee stiffness everyday when I wake up?

I notice knee stiffness everyday when I wake up?

Stiff Knee: Try an anti inflammatory, plus heat and gentle range of motion exercises. If it is not improving after a few days to a week, see your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do about knee stiffness in teenagers?

What can I do about knee stiffness in teenagers?

Stretch: Knee stiffness in teenagers if not associated with redness and swelling is typically related to tight hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles. Teenagers are still in their growth phase. Bones grow faster than muscles and tendons so it is not unusual for these to become tight as teenagers become taller. A good stretching program can be very helpful. Remember stretching needs to be done daily. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Knee stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Knee stiffness?

See below: There is a normal range of motion in the knee. A "stiff" knee typically refers to either a range of motion that is significantly below normal, or a knee that has an abnormally high resistance to motion within a normal range. ...Read more

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Should I exercise or not to help cope with knee stiffness?

Should I exercise or not to help cope with knee stiffness?

You should exercise: If you don't stretch and exercise your knees will tend to become more stiff and week. Joint cartilage is nourished through the diffusion of nutrients and motion improves diffusion of nutrients. Try to stretch your hamstrings quads and calf muscles for a few minutes each day. You can stretch in a warm shower to improve your flexibility. ...Read more

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What to do if I have knee stiffness without pain - what can it be?

What to do if I have knee stiffness without pain - what can it be?

Nothing: Minor stiffness generally requires no evaluation or therapy so you can either live with it or have the knee evaluated. ...Read more

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Sudden intense knee stiffness that I have not had before. Thoughts?

Sudden intense knee stiffness that I have not had before. Thoughts?

Effusion: Sudden knee stiffness without a significant injury is likely due to swelling or fluid within the knee, aka an effusion. It is important to figure out why the knee filled up with fluid. There are many reasons why it could do this. It is best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with stiffness Behind my knee. No pain. Didn’t hurt myself.

Woke up with stiffness Behind my knee. No pain. Didn’t hurt myself.

Likely a mild: Knee sprain. If pain persists or you notice swelling, redness, a feeling of knee instability, see your doc. ...Read more