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Is knee locking common when bending your knee after straight legs raises (physio) to another exercise; 11 days post op from partial meniscectomy?

Is knee locking common when bending your knee after straight legs raises (physio) to another  exercise; 11 days post op from partial meniscectomy?

Yes and no: I doubt you have true locking. The most likely "locking" you are experiencing is related to patella tracking. Your knee cap is sub optimally moving in its track/groove. This can improve with therapy and rehab of your quads etc. For best diagnosis ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dislocated knee&locked it in place 4yrs ago.Now when i run, exercise with my legs, or keep it straight too long it hurts both knees. What could it be?

Dislocated knee&locked it in place 4yrs ago.Now when i run, exercise with my legs, or keep it straight too long it hurts both knees. What could it be?

Many reasons: There could be many reasons for your symptoms ranging from traumatic or non-traumatic causes. You don't need to have an injury to experience the symptoms you have described. Common causes include early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. If you are not satisfied with your recovery and if symptoms are unbearable or worsen then see an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can't keep my leg straight without pain. What could cause this?

I can't keep my leg straight without pain. What could cause this?

Check knee caps: The most common and likely cause of pain in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a plica, patellar tendonitis etc. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more

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My leg won't stay straight or on the ground when stretching. What should I do?

My leg won't stay straight or on the ground when stretching. What should I do?

Be patient: Don't rush anything when stretching. Continue to stretch every day, and if your muscles are tight, realize that it will take time for you to gain flexibility, the same way it takes time to gain strength in the gym. Read and learn stretching routines to increase your overall level of flexibility and work on balance, strength and conditioning. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have some bites on my right leg in a straight line dont know what it is?

I have some bites on my right leg in a straight line dont know what it is?

Red, itchy?: Are the bites red, itchy, sore, pustules or blisters? It is hard to tell from the description but it could be scabies, folliculitis, allergic dermatitis, shingles. You need to see your doctor or go to an urgent care to get an exam and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain in upper calf. I only feel it when my leg is straight. What can it be that is causing the pain?

I have pain in upper calf.  I only feel it when my leg is straight. What can it be that is causing the pain?

Achilles' tearing: Achilles' tendon is attached superiorly to the lower part of the femur and upper part of the tibia. The calf muscle, which is a combination of gastrocnemius and soleus muscle is attached superiorly to the acihilles tendon and inferiorly to the calcaneus or heel bone. If there is tearing of calf muscle, straightening of leg will stretch the calf muscle, causing pain.Thanks. ...Read more

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I have bow shaped legs please tell me how i get straight legs ?

I have bow shaped legs please tell me how i get straight legs ?

An orthopedic: doctor specializes in what you mention. Your family doc can refer you to one if he/she feels it is warranted. Peace and good health. ...Read more