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I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

May be polyarthritis: The swelling of the ankles is not as specific as swelling of the joints. the amount of pain you're having needs to be clarified with the swelling. You'll need an evaluation by a rheumatologist to clarify this clinical picture ...Read more

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My knees make a creaking/popping sound when i extend my leg. It is sometimes painful to walk down stairs. I exercise and eat well. What can I do?

My knees make a creaking/popping sound  when i extend my leg. It is sometimes painful to walk down stairs. I exercise and eat well. What can I do?

A few things: You have chondromalacia patella. This is an early degenerative problem of the cartilage on the back of the patella and the stress with up and down activities causes grinding under the kneecap. The best treatment options are icing, hamstring and quad stretching, avoid stairs/lunges/squats and activity modification. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
Daily
See a doctor
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Legs jump & are painful & burn at the front, shins, knees & thighs. My legs are very irritable.

Legs jump & are painful & burn at the front, shins, knees & thighs. My legs are very irritable.

Vascular: Your symptoms could be related to restless limb syndrome, but at your age i would recommend you consult your doctor regarding peripheral vascular disease especially if you are or have been a smoker, are being treated for coronary artery disease or are diabetic. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

Baker's cyst: You may have a baker's cyst. It is best diagnosed with an ultrasound of the area. An antiinflammatory medication may be helpful until you can have your doctor evaluate this, to make sure it is nothing more serious, such as a blood clot in the deep veins. ...Read more

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When i press on the side almost behind my knee it sends a very sharp and painful jolt through my leg.Even if pressed lightly.Not swollen or red.Clot?

When i press on the side almost behind my knee it sends a very sharp and painful jolt through my leg.Even if pressed lightly.Not swollen or red.Clot?

Have it evaluated: Then see an orthopedist and have the knee evaluated. It sounds as if a tendinitis is likely although there are other possible causes. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
daily
Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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Inside of my knee hurts when i bend it and try to put my leg out straight it's painful..Had a knee on knee collision about a week ago playing sports?

Inside of my knee hurts when i bend it and try to put my leg out straight it's painful..Had a knee on knee collision about a week ago playing sports?

Consult: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon or a sports doctor . You may have a loose body , or post trauma blood inside the joint or just secondary inflammation. ...Read more

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