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What does it mean when your knees are hot?

What does it mean when your knees are hot?

Arthritis: Local rise in temperature is a sign of inflammation. It could be from many things. Some of the things are infection, gout, rheumatological conditions etc. Seek medical help. ...Read more

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What means if my knees are hot?

What means if my knees are hot?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get hot knees?

What exactly does it mean when you get hot knees?

See details: It could mean that your knees are really good looking. However, it usually means that the knees are inflamed and swollen. ...Read more

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Whenever I do any type of exercise, my knee becomes red, hot, and swollen. What could this mean?

Whenever I do any type of exercise, my knee becomes red, hot, and swollen. What could this mean?

Patellar tendonitis: There are several possibilities that could explain what is going on. These include patellar tendonitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, patellofemoral syndrome amongst others. It is best to see a Sport medicine or PMR specialist for a thorough evaluation. In the meantime ice and anti-inflammatories as necessary are recommended. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your knee gives out?

What exactly does it mean when your knee gives out?

Different causes: "giving out" or weakness of the knees can have different causes. These can include problems outside the knee joint itself (weak muscles for example) or inside the knee (torn ligaments or cartilage). See an orthopaedic surgeon to address your individual problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your knee and thigh hurt?

What does it mean when your knee and thigh hurt?

Have it evaluated: Several issues can cause this type of pain including those involving the hip, knee and soft tissues of the thigh. If this is a chronic issue, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have "locked knees"?

What does it mean to have "locked knees"?

Meniscal tear: A common cause of a locked knee is a displaced torn meniscus which is the shock absorber cartilage between e ends of the bones. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have knocked knees?

What does it mean to have knocked knees?

Knocked Knees: It is a condition in which knees angle in and touch each other when the legsare straightened and there is inability to touch the feet together. The condition is called genu valgum. Mild cases in children correct by itself and otherwise there is no cure except in severe cases surgery called osteostomy can correct it, it is only cosmetic and may affect athletic activities in future and is controversial. ...Read more

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My knee feels hot to touch what could it be?

My knee feels hot to touch what could it be?

A number of things..: First, was there an injury? If no, then usually an inflammatory process or infection which is concerning. If injured, a knee is commonly warm and will improve with time. In either case, a hot knee should be seen by a physician soon to be sure it is nothing that required urgent treatment. If not getting better, call your doctor today! ...Read more

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What does it mean to hyper-extended your knee?

What does it mean to hyper-extended your knee?

Injured by extension: Hyperextension means over-extension, or straightening a knee joint beyond the straight position. If one straightens out his leg, it stops approximately straight, which is normal. If his lower leg and foot continues moving past the straight point, that is called hyperextension. At first, knee ligaments will over-stretch, with a little bleeding. Further extension will tear up the ligaments. ...Read more

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Hot red knees, no pain and no injury. What is it?

Hot red knees, no pain and no injury. What is it?

Leaning on them?: If you have had pressure on them that can cause it. Otherwise if it persists consider seeing a doctor to rule out arthritis or any other problem. Hope it goes away on its own. If you are taking any medication that may be a temporary side effect. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone "blew out" their knee?

What does it mean when someone "blew out" their knee?

Ligament damage: The phrase to "blow-out" your knee can refer to any type of significant knee injury. Most commonly it refers to a tear of the acl or anterior cruciate ligament. Other ligaments can also be involved including the mcl (medial collateral ligament) and occasionally the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament). An orthopaedic evaluation can help identify the severity of a knee injury. ...Read more

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If you feel a pinch in your knee, what does that mean?

If you feel a pinch in your knee, what does that mean?

Hard to say.: It may just be some soft tissue irritation, or maybe you have a meniscal tear or a loose body in the knee. ...Read more

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What does "OVERUSE UPTAKE IS NOTED AT BOTH MEDIAL KNEES" mean?

What does "OVERUSE UPTAKE IS NOTED AT BOTH MEDIAL KNEES" mean?

Contrast imaging: I take it that you have had a contrast imaging of the knee.
The term means that there is a filling defect in part of the knee (probably cartilage) that was filled with the contrast material and that how it is shown on the image.
Probably the defect is secondary to overuse of the knee. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my knee is feeling pain for mulitple days?

Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my knees get red and hot when I work out?

Increased blood flow: Our extremities get red and warm with increased blood flow during exercise.
It is normal. ...Read more

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My knee gets really hot. This happens on and off throughout the week. What is this?

My knee gets really hot. This happens on and off throughout the week. What is this?

Further info....: Do you have swelling in your knee related to the heat? Typically infection if the cause of heat however if it is coming and going this is probably unlikely. You could have a bursitis in your knee. Going in to see your physician for evaluation while it is hot would be most beneficial to determine the cause of the heat. ...Read more

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My knees are swollen (from a fall 2 months ago) but not hot to the touch. Should I still ice them?

My knees are swollen (from a fall 2 months ago) but not hot to the touch. Should I still ice them?

Needs to be checked: Swelling of the both knees after a fall 2 months ago needs to be checked by your doctor or an orthopedic Specialist
You may use ice if it help or may be a hot pack. But don't forget to get it checked ...Read more

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What consists of a full knee examination? What are the positive test? If it clickson the mcmurray test does that mean a tear?

What consists of a full knee examination? What are the positive test? If it clickson the mcmurray test does that mean a tear?

Touching!: A full knee exam c/o inspection for alignment, swelling. Also evaluating rom, palpation for pain and instability. Usual also standing x-rays & sometimes mri. A mcmurray test may indicate a torn meniscus.
Lots of info obtained with a good hands on examination. ...Read more

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My 5year old says her knees feel funny and saysit feels water inside her knees. What does that mean? Be concerned? Been going on couple months

My 5year old says her knees feel funny and saysit feels water inside her knees. What does that mean? Be concerned? Been going on couple months

Knee swelling: Your child may be noticing swelling in her knee. This could be a sign of arthritis. Children often do not report pain and swelling is a more common symptom in kids with joint problems. Would recommend evaluation by pediatrician. ...Read more

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I was told that my tibeau was tilted. What does that mean? Could that be why my knee clunks and locks? Could it mean a tear on the medial side?

I was told that my tibeau was tilted. What does that mean? Could that be why my knee clunks and locks? Could it mean a tear on the medial side?

Depends: Everyone's tibial plateau has a posterior slope. Clicking and popping in the knee can be normal or it can be a sign of a meniscus tear. It depends on the rest of the symptomology. Most knee pain can benefit from exercise therapy. Programs are available on the web on sites such as simpletherapy. Com if pain does not decrease within a week or two consider an orthopedic consultation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my knees pop with every step? It has been doing this for months! It is embarrassing. I'm a 47yr. Old female/no past injuries.

Usually kneecap: 'Popping' without pain is usually related to your kneecaps, is very common, and if not associated w/ any pain not a cause for concern. If the 'popping' or 'cracking' becomes painful, or u develop swelling in your knee (s), see your board certified orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Why are my knees super hot?

See a doctor: For an evaluation. An auto immune or infectious process may be the cause. ...Read more

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My knees feel hot, what is this?

My knees feel hot, what is this?

It could be arthriti: This could be arthritis. It depends on whether there is swelling in the joint whether there is inflammation the joint was The kneewarm for another reason. You can see your physician and decide whether you need to see a rheumatologist to clarify the warmth ...Read more

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What can cause really hot knees?

What can cause really hot knees?

Inflammation: A "hot" knee would be a sign of inflammation within the knee joint. Inflammation can cause not only heat, but pain, swelling and sometimes redness. Recommend an orthopaedic consult for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

Joint efussion: You have a joint efussion. There are many reasons for a joint efussion. First the joint fliud has to be drained and sent out for lab diagnosis. It can be blood, diffrent types of arthritis causing it. When the diagnosois is made, the knee can be treated accordingly. ...Read more

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My knees have always clicked when bent, what does this mean?

My knees have always clicked when bent, what does this mean?

Only bad if it hurts: It is quite common for joints to click but if there is no pain there is no need for any treatment. The clicking in your knee may be anything from a plica to a meniscus catching, but if this does not hurt you it will not harm you. ...Read more

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I get random sharp pains in only one of my knees, what could this mean?

I get random sharp pains in only one of my knees, what could this mean?

Needs evaluation: Sharp pains in the knee joint can be benign or may indicate something more serious like a torn meniscus (cartilage). This is not something you can diagnose on your own. Your doctor can find the answer by doing a history and detailed exam, and may order additional tests such as an MRI or x-rays. ...Read more