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Stiff Knee Cap
Rest!: Most people's knee stiffness is due to an internal injury of the knee itself, whether it is cartilage as in arthritis or a meniscus tear, the first objective if the condition is acute is to rest the joint, use ice and an anti inflammatory agent such as Aleve or aspirin. If you have a history of stomach ulcers then us tylenol (acetaminophen) to manage the aching. ...Read more
Stiff knee: First evaluation should be by the primary care physician before directly making appointment with the orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist. ...Read more
See below: Have your doctor refer you to a physiatrist for aggressive rehabilitation. ...Read more
Stretch: Get up and stretch and walk.Get a more detailed answer ›
My knee swelled up to twice its size but it healed but i keep having frequent knee stiffness and permanant limping, what could be wrong?
Needs ortho or rheum: Needs orthopedic or rheumatologic evaluation as there are many possiblities, including internal derangement. ...Read more