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What should I do about my inability to straighten my leg?

What should I do about my inability to straighten my leg?

Depends on the cause: Why can you not straighten our your leg? What you should do about it is stretch it daily. ...Read more

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I have a volleyball tournament on sunday and just now when i walk or straighten my leg it hurts and i was wondering if it was about my muscles or if i?

I have a volleyball tournament on sunday and just now when i walk or straighten my leg it hurts and i was wondering if it was about my muscles or if i?

Sounds muscular: Need more information. Did you injure yourself? Try heating and stretching exercises. You are best to see a doctor especially when you dos tenuous exercise. For you do not want permanent damage ...Read more

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My right knee has been hurting for several months now.It had been swollen for about two months it feels and when I try to straighten out my leg there is so much pain in the bsck of my?

My right knee has been hurting for several months now.It had been swollen for about two months it feels and when I try to straighten out my leg there is so much pain in the bsck of my?

Several possibilitie: The most common diagnosis with these symptoms is a meniscal tear. Swelling in the knee can be caused by a mechanical derangement in the knee or an inflammatory process. See your orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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When i straighten my right leg it pops painfully and i wear a knee brace on it. What should I do about?

When i straighten my right leg it pops painfully and i wear a knee brace on it. What should I do about?

Further work up: You need a thorough history, physical exam and possibly some further work up - xray/mri. However, if after the history ; exam, your doc doesn't determine any significant problem or the problem becomes apparent, he may choose to prescribe treatment commensurate to the problem found. ...Read more

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I bend my knee then straighten my leg it hurts really bad for about a minute where i can't walk, i had surgery below the knee bc MRSA could that be y?

I bend my knee then  straighten my leg it hurts really bad for about a minute where i can't walk, i had surgery below the knee bc MRSA could that be y?

See Ortho: If the pain is in your knee, then an orthopedist should evaluate it & you for the source of problem. Lower leg surgery / infection might cause pain upward, not too likely, but ortho can evaluate this as well. ...Read more

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Had a calf cramp about 2 hours ago. Now I can't straighten leg to walk without great pain. What should I do?

Had a calf cramp about 2 hours ago. Now I can't straighten leg to walk without great pain. What should I do?

Hydrate, ice&heat: Need to slowly stretch this out. While doing so use heat. Then ice it for about 20 minutes. After ice wrap it with ace bandage. Make sure u replenish u'r electrolytes with Gatorade or something similar. Do the same thing tomorrow. Few times in the day and before bed. If no improvement after a day or two-I mean ZERO improvement, see a sports medicine or Orthopedic doc. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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My 15 month old legs are extremely bowed i asked his doctor about them when he was little and she said they should straighten out in there own but it seems like they've gotten worse since he's been walking what could I do to straighten them out?

My 15 month old legs are extremely bowed i asked his doctor about them when he was little and she said they should straighten out in there own but it seems like they've gotten worse since he's been walking what could I do to straighten them out?

Pediatric orthopedic: If you're very concerned you should see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon to evaluate. Bowing may be physiological, but not always. If your baby is walking without trouble at 15 months, this is a good sign. ...Read more

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What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

See details: Have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the pain and the treatment options. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only option for arthrofibrosis of the knee? I did have surgery about 1 year ago and now my knee has become frozen unable to straighten

Is surgery the only option for arthrofibrosis of the knee? I did have surgery about 1 year ago and now my knee has become frozen unable to straighten

Possibly.: There is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent called a Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dosepak. Your doctor may try a one time prescription, to see if it reduces enough inflammation to improve you. If not, you may require repeat surgery. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen knee for about a month now. Very sniff when i first wake up and hard to bend an straighten. Had X-ray but said it was fine.

I have had a swollen knee for about a month now. Very sniff when i first wake up and hard to bend an straighten. Had X-ray but said it was fine.

Lab workup: If this occurred without trauma you should have a collagen vascular disease (including lupus or rheumatoid arthritis) work up that your own physician or internist can do. Only see a surgeon if a work up is negative and your internist refers you. ...Read more

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Had third ACL surgery about 4 months ago but i am havin lots of pain in my knee cap when i bend or straighten it out...what could be the problem?

Had third ACL surgery about 4 months ago but i am havin lots of pain in my knee cap when i bend or straighten it out...what could be the problem?

2 possibilities: Did you have a bone-tendon-bone autograft? If your graft was taken from your own kneecap, there could be an injury to the kneecap. If not, scar tissue that causes decreased motion and quad weakness that is normal after surgery will make the kneecap work harder. Those conditions can cause patellofemoral pain. Your surgeon should determine which problem you have. ...Read more

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What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?

What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?

Several things: Cartilage wear behind the knee cap called chondromalacia, or degenerative arthritis, quadriceps tendinitis, patella tendinitis, and possibly an anterior horn meniscus tear. If it was a impact injury a patella fracture or bone contusion could do the same. ...Read more

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Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Arthritis?: First off you should not have osteoarthritis at this age. If you do have arthritis them you should be treated. In any case an x-ray would be a minimum starting place. You may also need an mri. ...Read more

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Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?

Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?

Possible joint mouse: Could be joint mouse interfering with motion, . Evaluation for associated calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease would be helpful. Can to opposite side to take stress off the knee would help. Rheumatologic evaluation could identify specific medications to consider. ...Read more

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