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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 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