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My MCL gets tight when bending knee. How can I stretch it out?

My MCL gets tight when bending knee. How can I stretch it out?

Diagnosis: Are we sure it is your mcl that is damaged? Is your knee swollen? That can make the joint feel stiff. Have you seen an orthopaedist? Did you have a recent injury? We need to know if you have damaged anything inside your knee like a meniscus. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Diagnosed with patella femoral syndrome 6 months ago. Experiencing tightness right about knee cap when fully bending knee. I've been told to stretch.

Diagnosed with patella femoral syndrome 6 months ago. Experiencing tightness right about knee cap when fully bending knee. I've been told to stretch.

Possible fluid: Pf pain is classically felt when straighten out the knee from a bent position (coming out of a car or a chair or going downstairs, times when the joint experiences the most pressure. Tightness with bending the knee can occur but it also can be a sign of fluid in the knee and does not respond to stretching (infrapatella tendonitis is felt when bending knee and resolves with stretching). ...Read more

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2 weeks after ACL reconstr. I fell knee tightness when walking but not when passively bending. Swelling is still there. Should I be worried?

2 weeks after ACL reconstr. I fell knee tightness when walking but not when passively bending. Swelling is still there. Should I be worried?

Early: Swelling after surgery can last a long time, depending on age, weight, gender, etc. So far it sounds like normal post-operative course, but if you're concerned, then yes you should contact your orthopedic sports surgeon. ...Read more

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How tight is an ACE knee wrap to be?

How tight is an ACE knee wrap to be?

Just Right: Some degree of compression aids in the treatment of swelling. Excessive tightness of a wrap at the knee may lead to calf/foot/ankle swelling--all to be avoided. In the extreme, the compression could harm nerves (peroneal is most susceptible) or even contribute to development of a deep vein clot. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Bakers Cyst: Behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses
then seek immediate care. Rarely a vascular occlusion or compartment syndrome can produce these symptoms. Even less common is this an early symptom of AIDP (in which case progressive weakness would ensue) Orthopedic injury is typically more painful ...Read more

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What are possible causes of tightness and pinch sensation back of knee in a teen?

What are possible causes of tightness and pinch sensation back of knee in a teen?

Tight tendons: A common cause of posterior knee pain in adolescents it having tight hamstrings. As one hits puberty, the bones can grow faster than the tendons and muscles. This can lead to pain in the knee cap area, as well as pain in the back of the knee as well. This usually resolves with stretching. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Popliteal cysts?: Fluid in the knee joint can result in cysts forming behind the knee. While this might be uncommon, it could relate to your symptoms. See a rheumatologist or an ortho. ...Read more

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What causes tight joints in the knees?

What causes tight joints in the knees?

Fluid: May be fluid in the knee can make you feel tight becuse the space in the joint becom smaller due to valium of the fliud. ...Read more

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Right knee tight pain stiff?

Have it evaluated: You give no age or pertinent history. How stiff or painful is it? The obvious answer is to see your doctor and obtain an exam and x ray. ...Read more

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How does one do a hamstring strecth? Would a tight hamstring cause your knee to slip out of place?

How does one do a hamstring strecth? Would a tight hamstring cause your knee to slip out of place?

Many ways/No: Use theraband or rope lying on your back, or sit on floor with 1 leg out. Will not make knee go out of place. ...Read more

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Does capsular tightness be cured by knee fluid injection and can that helps in get back full knee extention?

Does capsular tightness be cured by knee fluid injection and can that helps in get back full knee extention?

Capsule tight: If tight, may be unable to correct with just injections it depends upon cause of tightness/contracture. Pt, exercises. Nsaids, cortisone injections, laser/modalities, & possible surgical releases/reconstructions may help. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee the other day and there is tightness in my upper front leg when I bend my leg. Is that normal?

I fell on my knee the other day and there is tightness in my upper front leg when I bend my leg. Is that normal?

Get it checked out: Tis may becouse you have swelling inside the knee joint which can be a sign of an internal injury. An effusion (joint swelling) will cause tightness when you try to bend it and is a sign of something going on that may need some attention. Ice and rest if for a few days, if it does not improve, see a specialist. ...Read more

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Knee hurts and feels tight (can do this at anytime)I pop it and it feels relief after that however sometimes it gives out?

Knee hurts and feels tight (can do this at anytime)I pop it and it feels relief after that however sometimes it gives out?

See your Ortho doc: Did you have an injury or did these symptoms arise spontaneously? It sounds like you have articular cartilage (on the ends of the bone), meniscus (the cartilage pad between the bones), and/or ligament injury to your knee. The appropriate action at this time would be to see your local orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My knee feels very tight and strange. It doesn't hurt, but when I sit of elevate my leg I get this weird stiff feeling. Should I get it looked at?

My knee feels very tight and strange. It doesn't hurt, but when I sit of elevate my leg I get this weird stiff feeling. Should I get it looked at?

See below: If your knee is stiffening without any relevant preceding activity, locking, causing an abnormal gait, or painful, see your doc for an evaluation. This is usually the safest thing to do. ...Read more

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Discomfort all about knee especially just above knee & to outside of it. Feels like tight squeezing when knee is bent. Some pain behind knee too.

Swelling?: Sounds like the knee is swollen and the tightness is because of the fluid in the joint. I would have a doctor (Urgent care or PCP) check it out and determine what should be done and how to treat the discomfort. ...Read more

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Back of knee pain at the bend gets worse as day goes. It's tight & inflamed could this be as related or something else. Pain for a month gettin worse?

Back of knee pain at the bend gets worse as day goes. It's tight & inflamed could this be as related or something else. Pain for a month gettin worse?

Bakers cyst: There are a number of possibilities, but probably the most common is a bakers cyst; which is a herniation of the posterior aspect of the capsule between two tendons in the back of the knee. It can cause the back of the knee to be swollen, tender, and quite painful. Because having a blood clot is another possibility and can be life threatening, you should be checked. ...Read more

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What causes knee swelling and tightness?

Knee swelling: Effusion comes from synovial irritation, arthritis, connective tissue disease, injury. Hemarthrosis can be from fracture, major ligament or vessel injury. ...Read more

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Why does my knee feel tight when I walk?

Why does my knee feel tight when I walk?

May have fluid: In the knee. Was it injured?? there could be other problems with the knee too. Might be best to have it checked out ...Read more

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Can tight calves cause a knee to feel unstable?

Can tight calves cause a knee to feel unstable?

No: C an orthopedist ; get a knee evaluation. That's ur best path. ...Read more

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What to do about tight hamstring after knee injury?

What to do about tight hamstring after knee injury?

Stretching.: After a knee injury, the hamstrings can become tight, shortened and weak. Stretching and strengthening of the hamstring muscle group is the answer. If you need help with this, then you should see an athletic trainer or physical therapist. ...Read more

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What leads cocaine to cause me to get a tight & shaking neck, and shakey knees?

You have a problem!: Cocaine has many effects on the body. While it can give you a nice high, it comes with a steep price tag on other parts of your body, especially your heart and blood vessels. Cocaine can dramaticlly raise your pulse and blood pressure. This can lead to a stroke or heart attack.
If you are referring to codiene the pain pill, this could be a side effect. ...Read more

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My right calf and back on knee is tight and stiff with some pain, worse on walking after sitting?

See a doctor: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee and calf. First go to an er as you need to rule out a blood clot immediately. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee/calf. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist as well. ...Read more

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Which knee capsular tightness that cannot be cured knee fluid injection and need surgical intervention?

Which knee capsular tightness that cannot be cured knee fluid injection and need surgical intervention?

I am not sure: I really do not know about any fluid injection that could release contracture in the knee. Sorry
please let me know were the idea published. Thank you. ...Read more

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Tkr may 8. Manipulation aug21---120 degree now. However medial pain pulling with wt bear squat. Cause. Back knee tight?

These are normal, -: Under the circumstances. Some patients take up to 6 months. If you 've got 120 degrees of bend, that's great. The aches and pains should be getting better. If you are better today than 2 weeks ago, everything is coming along nicely, although slowly. Also since the mua on 8/21st, I am sure, some bleeding occurred, which to some extent, will slow the healing process.
You are coming along well. ...Read more

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I wear a neoprene sleeve over my knees because of some arthritus. When I remove it, my knees feel swollen. Is it too tight?

I wear a neoprene sleeve over my knees because of some arthritus. When I remove it, my knees feel swollen. Is it too tight?

It's possible: But the knees may swell any way from arthritis. Too tight of a sleeve may also compress local soft tissues affecting venous return. ...Read more