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Sudden Unexplained Knee Pain
Muscle cramps: This is commonly known as Charlie horse. It occur due to fatigue of the muscles. It can also occur in the unconditioned athlete. If that happens to you again you can stop what you're doing massage the muscle apply either hot or cold compress. You can also do some stretching of the muscle. If the problem continues visit your PCP for further evaluationyou may need to have your calcium an ...Read more
Prob nothing: What were you doing when this happened? If pain is intense enough it can cause you to have a vagal response. ...Read more
Ankle surgery 12 8 burning pain in heel unbearable squeezing pain in foot calf leg and hip chest pain shortness of breath dizziness nausea & vomiting?
Meniscal/ ligament i: The symptoms you describe can be from a meniscal and or ligament injury or from an acute episode of chronic arthritic problems; would suggest observation and evaluation. ...Read more
Probably nothing: We all get pain creaking of joints without any significant pathology; would seek help if symptoms persisit. ...Read more
Compartment syndrome? Pain, extreme pain when exercising, pain while squeezing calf, loss is sensation sometimes in foot, calf pain
I am experiencing knee pain, leg pain, difficulty walking, leg weakness and knee swelling. The following also describes me: Pain shooting down the...
See doctor: You need to see your doctor and have an exam ...Read more
SIJ ? : 23y fem. w. unilateral "hip pain worse move/pressure" absent mechanical injury likely has sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder or soft tissue injury low back. Pain w. pressure suggests disordered pelvic girdle & SIJ. If chronic, etiologic origin might be Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS. Childbirth potentiates SIJ disorder in women w. JHS. Osteopaths skilled at solving this differential diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep. Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.
A few thoughts: Joint infection, meniscus injury/tear, ligament injury, developing bursal cyst/bursities, tendon injury/inflammation, overuse, kneeling, foot dysfunction, etc. etc. A proper history and physical, incl. osteopathic exam may find the cause.Other tests may help.Treatment may include prolotherapy, manipulaiton, medications, surgery, etc. ...Read more
Experiencing sudden waves of numbness, chills, extreme pain in abdomen, arms, back and legs. Thoughts?
See your doctor: You need to be seen by your doctor to sort all of those symptoms out. ...Read more
Decreased urination, joint pain, lower back pain, left rib pain, all over swelling, nausea, weight loss, dizzy spells, weakness, extreme tiredness?!
Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?
Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the front of the knee. This tends to be a very sensitive area that is under tension when the knee bends Consider limiting painful activities, ice for 20 minutes 3-5x/day, and use ibuprofen/naproxen to relieve inflammation. See a doc if not improving. ...Read more
I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.
You would need: to see a healthcare provider to examine your knee thoroughly as well as obtain accurate history in order to arrive at a diagnosis. There are no easy way to do this online. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Depends: If the knee truly locks (i.e. It's in a fixed position and you literally can't straighten it), then you should see an orthopedist as soon as possible since it could be a bucket handle meniscus tear, which is considered somewhat of an emergency. Other than that, if the knee is just catching than it could be any number of things such as cartilage injury/tear, ligament injury, arthritis, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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