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I'm curious if it is generally better for the knees if I should sleep on my back with legs straight out or on my side with legs bent towards my chest?

I'm curious if it is generally better for the knees if I should sleep on my back with legs straight out or on my side with legs bent towards my chest?

Bend knees for back: Not sure if it makes any significant difference to the knees. However, it is generally best for the back to either sleep on the back with a pillow under the knees, or on the side with the knees slightly bent. ...Read more

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I slept on my back w/ leg up & bent @ the knee. I tried 2 put leg straight & it made a wet/crunchy pop. Pain & little swelling now. What wrong? T.Y

I slept on my back w/ leg up & bent @ the knee. I tried 2 put leg straight & it made a wet/crunchy pop. Pain & little swelling now. What wrong? T.Y

Can be meniscus: Could of have problem with meniscus, stay off your feet, apply ice, take otc ibuprofen, if pain not better in a few days go get an x-ray, might need physical therapy and MRI eventually. ...Read more

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My (L)knee gave out & making cracking noises and hurting on the side and swelling up cant bend it straight that much. I had surgery last yr on it. ?

My  (L)knee gave out & making cracking noises and hurting on the side and swelling up cant bend it straight that much. I had surgery last yr on it. ?

Orthopaedics consult: You need to visit an orthopaedic surgeon. Try not to bear weight on your injured leg, use crutches if you have them and visit the orthopedist as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sprained my knee 7months ago took a week to "heal" now the pain of it being sprained is back & i cant put my leg straight without it hurtin . Help?!/:

Sprained my knee 7months ago took a week to "heal" now the pain of it being sprained is back & i cant put my leg straight without it hurtin . Help?!/:

Internal ligament: You probably damaged the ligament of the knee and you need to get this evaluated by orthopedic. meanwhile if you have a knee brace, and a cane use this till seen. ...Read more

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I am unable to bend on knee in the straight position ever since my knee cap shifted to the side. What could be the problem? It hurts to stand on the leg

I am unable to bend on knee in the straight position ever since my knee cap shifted to the side. What could be the problem? It hurts to stand on the leg

INABILITY BEND KNEE: You need to see your doctor or an orthpedic doctor, we can not tell you what i wrong with your knee, what made the knee cap shift to the side, was there trauma or it happened spontaneously, you need exam and xrays or MRI to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Right knee pain on inner side of knee cap can't bear weight on it unless its straight but when not bearing weight i can't straighten it.

Right knee pain on inner side of knee cap can't bear weight on it unless its straight but when not bearing weight i can't straighten it.

Knee pain: In addition to a possible meniscus tear as suggested by the other physician previously, patella-femoral pain syndrome, retropatellar pain syndrome, chondromalacia patella, and runner's knee. The pain associated with this problem is often described as a locking sensation when the knee cap does not track properly in the groove that it sits in called the trochlea. Ultimately, this does need to be further evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to help figure out the problem and recommend proper treatment. ...Read more

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When i lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee i get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. I also can't stand straight up.

When i lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee i get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. I also can't stand straight up.

Back sprain: The pain on straight leg raising is indicative of either ligament tears and laxity in the lumbar spine or sacroiliac problems with weak ligaments . It might also involve an inflammation of a lumbar disc and nerve root irritation.

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I hurt my knee while playing football(the left one). I can walk on it but can't stand straight with it. My knee and the side of my hamstrings feels locked. And sometimes if I walk to far up it feels like my knee is hyper extending.

I hurt my knee while playing football(the left one). I can walk on it but can't stand straight with it. My knee and the side of my hamstrings feels locked. And sometimes if I walk to far up it feels like my knee is hyper extending.

Acl tear: it sounds like you may have tore your anterior cruciate ligament and possibly a meniscus. You should be evaluated by a sports medicine physician. If you have a trainer at your school I would start with them. ...Read more

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Someones knee went straight into the inner side of my left knee. Knee is stiff.Pain on stairs.Calf pain.Knee gives out when rising from a squat. Help

Unstable joint: Get an MRI of the knee and an orthopedic evaluation. The calf pain should be evaluated with both a venous and arterial doppler study of the lower leg. If the knee is giving out, i would suspect some internal derrangement. ...Read more

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After 6 weeks of therapy after patella femoral replacement when I stand straight the back of the knee hyperextended and catches. Any idea?

After 6 weeks of therapy after patella femoral replacement when I stand straight the back of the knee hyperextended and catches. Any idea?

Varies : There are several possibilities, I would certainly let your surgeon know. A change in the relative tension between your extensor mechanism (which includes your patellafemoral joint) and your stabiling structures in the back of the knee can be one cause. Again, I would make your surgeon aware you are having this problem. ...Read more

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When I lay on my belly I get pain and numb - like (not numb) feeling as a straight line from my lower back down to knee (normal EMG) what is this?

When I lay on my belly I get pain and numb - like (not numb) feeling as a straight line from my lower back down to knee (normal EMG) what is this?

Pressure: Pressure on some nerve while you are laying on your stomach , they need to repeat the EMG AND NCT while you are laying on your ABDOMEN not your back. For now no more laying on the stomach , figure out a different comfortable position like your side with a pillow between your legs ...Read more

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Pain in r knee when it is kept straight for a while. Pain moves all around kneecap but mostly hurts on the lateral side. No swelling or tenderness.

Tracking problem: It has different names, but goes by patellofemoral syndrome, patellar tracking problem, etc. You can do exercises to reduce the pain and improve the condition. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Pain on right side right leg near mid tibia bone when bending with straight leg since a year. No problem if bent knees. What could it be? Must visit?

Pain on right side right leg near mid tibia bone when bending with straight leg since a year. No problem if bent knees. What could it be? Must visit?

Please ask your doct: Several questions--have you fallen or sustained ay trauma? Any discoloration over area involved. Is area painful to touch? Best to be seen and probably have an x-ray taken if this has been going on for more than a couple days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain in r knee after standing/keeping it straight for extended periods of time. Pain is dull ache around kneecap. Mostly on lateral side. No swelling.

Likely pfs: You likely have patella femoral syndrome, a condition in which the tissue around the kneecap becomes irritated and painful. It usually responds to strengthening exercises designed to improved the way the kneecap functions. See your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and referral to physical therapy. ...Read more

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Pain on right side right leg near mid tibia bone when bending with straight leg since a year. No problem if bent knees. What kind of doc to consult?

Pain on right side right leg near mid tibia bone when bending with straight leg since a year. No problem if bent knees. What kind of doc to consult?

Family doctor: I look at my role as a family doctor to function as gate keeper. You would be well suited to have your trusted family doctor evaluate you then refer you if needed. Best option! ...Read more

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When giving a shot to the thy, do we point the needle straight down or to the side four inches from the knee and to the side. I am a diabetic and i take four shots a day. So i need to give a shot in both the tummy and legs.

When giving a shot to the thy, do we point the needle straight down or to the side four inches from the knee and to the side. I am a diabetic and i take four shots a day.  So i need to give a shot in both the tummy and legs.

If : If you are using 4 or 5 mm (millimeter) needles then you can go straight in without pinching the skin. If your needles are longer, then you should pinch the skin and go straight in through the pinched area. You should not go to the side when injecting. If you have a certified diabetes educator (cde) in your area you should visit with her (or him) to go over injections. See the link below. ...Read more

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My daughter is six and doesn't complain of any pain but when she stands straight both her knees look hyperextended. ?

My daughter is six and doesn't complain of any pain but when she stands straight both her knees look hyperextended. ?

Hypermobility: 6 y female can hyperextend knees. Probably has Joint Hypermobility (JH) & should take Brighton Criteria exam. Marked association of JH & fibromyalgia. Her pelvis is easily damaged by falls; causing chronic low back pain. Avoid contact sports (soccer & basketball), extreme sports (skiing, ATV's, skateboarding), horse riding & gymnastics/cheerleading. Swimming, archery, golf, fencing & yoga advised. ...Read more

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I can't bent my knee or keep it straight with out it hurting. It also hurts to touch. I don't know what's wrong with my knee?

I can't bent my knee or keep it straight with out it hurting. It also hurts to touch. I don't know what's wrong with my knee?

Varies: Did you injure it? If you did, your symptoms are potentially consistent with a bucket handle tear if the meniscus.i would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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How come i can't straighten the knee when I am standing up? It is painful to move it straight. I seem to have a lot of grinding and locking of the knee

Locking knee: Sounds like a condition known as chondromalacia or if you have had a knee injury in the past it could be due to a meniscal tear. Locking of the knee is generally the result of a free body of some kind. You may need an MRI on the knee to make the diagnosis, and an orthopedic consult. ...Read more

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I had pain in both my knees since i was like 16 i can't even stand up 20min straight without pain. Why is this?

Patellar pain.: You may have patellar pain syndrome (irritation of the kneecap joints). Or, you may have some soft tissue problems around the knee. See an orthopedic sports medicine knee specialist for an accurate diagnosis. You may just need some physical therapy. ...Read more

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I've been having serious knee pain no injury hurts to bend hurts wen straight hurts wen laying down I can't bend without being in pain hurts so bad?

I've been having serious knee pain no injury hurts to bend hurts wen straight hurts wen laying down I can't bend without being in pain hurts so bad?

Get it checked: Severe knee pain with motion in a 39 yo is often a sign of a structural problem within the knee. Often a torn and displaced meniscus fragment will cause pain with simple range of motion. An orthopedist will likely order XRs and an MRI to definitively diagnose the problem. Seek treatment soon as a displaced (bucketed) meniscus should be treated urgently. ...Read more

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I can't bend my knee. It doesn't hurt that much when I straight my knee. During gym class a fat kid fell on my right knee. It hurts when I try to get ?

I can't bend my knee. It doesn't hurt that much when I straight my knee. During gym class a fat kid fell on my right knee. It hurts when I try to get ?

We can't diagnose: your injury on this site. However, please let your parents know so that they can determine if this warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What can make my knees straight?

What can make my knees straight?

Physical exam X-ray.: Need to get more info. Why is leg not straight? Physical exam and xray are very important. ...Read more

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Effects of untreated knock knees in kids? Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Effects of untreated knock knees in kids?  Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Maybe: The expected pattern is for kids to be a little bow legged at 1-2, somewhat ,knock need at 4 an d getting straighter by six or so. ...Read more

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Hey my knee has been painful for a week its been locked I can bend it but it wont straight out?

Hey my knee has been painful for a week its been locked I can bend it but it wont straight out?

Locking of the knee: in general, indicates, a torn meniscus. Please see your doctor for a possible referral to Orthopedics. best wishes ...Read more