How to treat a stiff knee yourself?

Stiff Knee. Try an anti inflammatory, plus heat and gentle range of motion exercises. If it is not improving after a few days to a week, see your doc.

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What could be causing sudden intense knee stiffness and what can I do to treat it?

Knee stiffness. Likely cause is effusion, hemarthrosis, or loose body/impinging torn tissues such as meniscus. Check with orthopedic surgeon for imaging and good exam. May need knee arthroscopy.

What can cause knee stiffness?

Trauma, Arthritis. Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis.
OA most likely. Knee stiffness with acute swelling is not gout, bleeding into the joint, etc. The most common cause is a low grade osteoarthritis.

How can I relieve knee stiffness?

Dtermine the cause. First of all, you should determine the cause. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologic consultation. Avoid medications if it is not a big issue. Specific exercises may help.

What are some causes of knee stiffness?

Arthritis, effusion. Arthritis and a simple knee effusion ("water on the knee") or swelling can lead to knee stiffness.

What can cause knee stiffness (no pain)?

Arthritis, possibly. Could be arthritis. If it seems to be worsening then seek medical help. Your PCP can send you for x-rays and refer you to an orthopaedist if necessary.

What could be causing my knee stiffness?

Number of reasons - Like an injury to it, bleeding into the joint, or fluid build up from any cause, a fracture of the bones making the knee joint, pulled muscles, strained ligaments around the knee. Could you provide more details as to how it developed? Any injury, any immobility for any reasons, etc, etc. Thanks!

I'm asking about knee stiffness and pain?

Knee pain. Stiffness is a hallmark of arthritis, as is pain. Limited range of motion can be caused by arthritis, meniscal or ligament tears, loose bodies, muscle and soft tissue tightness, etc.

What are some causes of major knee stiffness?

Trauma, Arthritis. Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis.