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I get this weird pain in my knees at night time about two times a month, I can't move it and everything it just really hurts like cramp in my knee. What does this sound like?

I get this weird pain in my knees at night time about two times a month, I can't move it and everything it just really hurts like cramp in my knee. What does this sound like?

Knee Pain: This could be a sign of arthritis (arthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage), tendonitis or meniscus pathology. The meniscus is the “shock absorber” of the knee made of cartilage which allows the knee to move smoothly. Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon where it inserts to the bone. An orthopaedic specialist will be able to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 17, I have a severe aching pain in my ankles and knees at night to the point where I can't fall asleep, I play sports and am constantly on my feet?

I'm 17, I have a severe aching pain in my ankles and knees at night to the point where I can't fall asleep, I play sports and am constantly on my feet?

It sounds like you: R putting a lot of mechanical stress on your ankle and knee joints. To reduce the pain, you may have to stop the activity that is causing the pain. Acute joint pain is treated with R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression (for any swelling with an ace bandage), elevation (also for swelling)).If there is any redness or swelling, you need to c a doc to examine these joints and order x-Rays, labs, meds, excuse to coach ...Read more

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I have pain in both of my knees especially at night?

I have pain in both of my knees especially at night?

Many possibilities: This could be due to arthritis, inflammation of tendons, overuse of muscles. If this does not improve, I would see a pcp. ...Read more

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Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but I don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.

Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but I don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.

Knee pain at night: Causes may be multifactorial: vascular, radicular from the lower back, autoimmune, inflammatory, referral from the hips, electrolyte imbalance. Have a thorough check up! ...Read more

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I want knee pain usually at night its a dull pain and feel like I wnt to pull my knees, there is no inflammation or any bruise or anything?

More info: Need to know more. Where does it hurt on the knee and is it one or both? How old are you and how active? Are you heavy? Does the knee (s) do anything else like swell, lock, giveaway? When? History of any injury? How long has this been going on? Any change in activity? ...Read more

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Pain in my knees?

Pain in my knees?

Many possibilities: Knee pain can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Probably overuse: Since this involves both knees, it is probably from overuse, especially since only the back of the knee. Take more frequent breaks to get up and walk around. Perform simple range of motion activities by moving the knee through full range of motion and stretch at the limits of motion when fully straight and fully bent. Ice may help if pain persists. Apply ice to painful area 15-20 min/hour. ...Read more

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Knee pain in both knees for over a year?

Knee pain in both knees for over a year?

Have it evaluated: I will assume your question is what causes knee pain. As you give no information of specifics there are several possible causes. Have it evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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I've recently started having knee pain in my right knee. I never had problems with my knees before what could this be?

I've recently started having knee pain in my right knee. I never had problems with my knees before what could this be?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica (especially since you mention numbness) etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain or spine specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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I get knee pain which will alternate between both knees, each day a different knee will hurt. What could be the cause of my knee pain?

Cause of knee pain: In someone your age the common problems are patello-femoral syndrome, Osgood Schlatters and tendinitis. These are not serious conditions. Have your primary care doctor examine you. Sometimes physical therapy can help with these issues. ...Read more

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I had knee pain I got a corizone. Shot not helping now I had pain in both knees?

Uh- oh!: Get evaluated for arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis etc. Follow up with ur ortho. Take care! Http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/knee-pain/default. Htm? Names-dropdown=nd. ...Read more

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What could it be when a 6 year old has frequent knee pain, behind the knees, where she is crying in pain?

What could it be when a 6 year old has frequent knee pain, behind the knees, where she is crying in pain?

Many reasons: There is a whole list of possibilities for this pain. I would seek the attention of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Does leg extension exercise bad for knees? And what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain?

Does leg extension exercise bad for knees? And what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain?

It depends on what U: R having pain from. There's multiple causes of knee pain, & 2 answer the question, please say what the pathology is. If U don't know C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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My husband has had knee pain in the past, but yesterday his l knee was so bad he couldn't walk. Could it be water in the knees?

Possibly: It could be an inflammatory or a mechanical process. Have the knee examined and you will know for sure. ...Read more

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4 year old complained of knee pain in both knees while biking. It went away quickly after he stopped biking. Anything I should be worried about?

4 year old complained of knee pain in both knees while biking. It went away quickly after he stopped biking. Anything I should be worried about?

Probably not: He may have been using some new muscles (in different ways than usually). Any new activity can sometimes cause some muscle strains. If he is walking fine and able to move around easily, just keep an eye on him. If he keeps limping for a day or so, has a fever, or seems sick, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Knee pain caused from sports after my friend fell with his full weight on my knees when I was sideways on the ground. Can you identify my injury?

Nope.: Could be anything from a simple bruise to a meniscal tear, to a torn ligament that would heal by itself, or an ACL tears that won't heal itself.
How long has it been hurting? Getting better after 7-10 days, maybe a bruise.
What makes the pain better, Worse?
Does the knee feel unstable? Yes, maybe major ligament torn.
Is there locking that comes and goes. Yes, maybe meniscus torn ...Read more

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Severe knee pain when I get up&down from any seat, up&down stairs, &trying to get off the floor is nearly impossible. My knees shake it hurts so bad.

Severe knee pain when I get up&down from any seat, up&down stairs, &trying to get off the floor is nearly impossible. My knees shake it hurts so bad.

Unusual: Late teenage female with severe bilateral knee pain with range of motion has an unusual problem. Absent a history of bilateral knee injury, these symptoms suggest an autoimmune arthritic problem or an inherited problem of joint hypermobility syndrome. A rheumatologist would be the type of medical specialist to consult. ...Read more

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I started walking daily and now my knees hurt very badly, haven't walked in 4 days to relieve knee pain and they hurt just as bad or worse. Why would my knees be hurting like this just from starting a daily walk?

I started walking daily and now my knees hurt very badly, haven't walked in 4 days to relieve knee pain and they hurt just as bad or worse. Why would my knees be hurting like this just from starting a daily walk?

Varies: There are a variety of reasons for a person to have knee pain with walking and an exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause, so I would not hesitate to be seen. Arthritis and internal derangement of the knee would be uncommon in a 37 year old without injury. TFL syndrome is most common cause, which is a tendonitis of a tendon on outside of thigh that inserts on outside of knee ...Read more

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I've had really bad knee pain for a couple of days. It's worse when I try to stand or straighten my knee from a bend. Pain is sentred more towards the inside of my knees. Any ideas as to how to relieve the pain? It's making life a bit hard

I've had really bad knee pain for a couple of days. It's worse when I try to stand or straighten my knee from a bend. Pain is sentred more towards the inside of my knees. Any ideas as to how to relieve the pain? It's making life a bit hard

Ice pack?: If this is from a minor injury, ice pack + NSAID may help. But if you have any tendon tear, you will need to consult an orthopedist. Try the above measures (keep off the affected knee) for a few days. If it fails to improve or worsen after that, better to consult an orthopedic surgeon who specializes on diseases of the knees. ...Read more

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Knee pain for years on and off, on inner side of both knees, right next to kneecap? Causes? Only 16 years old.

Knee pain for years on and off, on inner side of both knees, right next to kneecap? Causes? Only 16 years old.

Hard to say: There are numerous causes of knee pain with chondromalacia one of the most common at your age. See an orthopedist and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Knee pain in both knees over 4yrs ago left knee dislocated and nothing elese was looked at what could be wring?

Knee Pain: The strong ligaments holding the knee together must tear for a dislocation to occur. This would mean your lower leg (tibia-fibula) is displaced in relation to your femur. A partial dislocation is a subluxation, which is possibly what you had. Consult an orthopedist. Risk of re-injury with associated vascular injury can have serious consequences to the health and integrity of your limb. ...Read more