Knee injury unable to bend

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Have you ever had surgery on your knee? The answer to your question lies in doing an imaging study of knee to find out the exact pathology. The 1st step is plain radiographs (including weight-bearing posterior-anterior, lateral, and tangential [Merchant] views) of the patella. I think you should be visiting an orthopaedician at earliest. We can decide about further intervention once we know the pathology. Recovery can take up to 4-8 weeks. Hope this helps you. Bye.
my leg with my hand under my knee. I can trace it back to when I had meniscus surgery and for months didn't bend my knee to lift my leg from the floor onto the couch when sitting. I let my groin muscles do all the lifting and rotating of the leg. It was then the pain started. What I think it is now is the formation of scar tissue from that injury. I have tried to stretch and it feels better.
Anyways, since the artho my left knee is worse, the pain goes back to my hamstrings and I an unable to squat or bend my knee completely. I am currently attending aqua therapy in a warm pool - this helps tremendoulsy. I bike, walk and do a wee bit of stretching. I have now had another MRI with states: "a moderate-size joint effusion. Some degerative thining of the articulare hyaline cartilage overlying the medial femoral condyle and femoral trochlea.
About a year ago, everytime I walked for a straight 10 - 15 minutes I would be unable to bend my knee because of the pain. However, I would slowly keep trying and after 1/2 hour to an hour it would be ok. Over the course of the year the time got longer for it taking me to be able to bend my knee again. Soon, it wouldn't take much and I couldn't bend my knee at all. I have had an x-ray where the NURSE told me I had arthritis and inflamation.
Needless to say I had manipulation done a week ago, and after going back to P.T. 2 days later, I am in extreme pain, knee is quite swollen and need to take my pain pills almost every 3- 4 hours. I am unable to sleep through the night without getting up to take a pain pill. I am back to work full time for the past two weeks and was doing fine until the manipulation. Now I can barely get through the day. Is this to be expected after the manipulation? I feel I am going backwards in my recovery.
The best way to describe it was that I felt like a thick rubber band was running up the side of my knee and when I wanted to bend my knee, the band would resist bending with me. I started getting these same pains whenever I would kneel, and after the initial pain, I'd get a burning feeling on a knee cap and sometimes shots of pain going up my thigh.
I did phone my doctor's office, and she couldn't see me until a week after my arrival home. I decided to go to the urgent care center the day after I get home to have x-rays taken, and my doctor will refer me to an orthopedic specialist. I'm just a bit worried that I may have problems later by letting this injury go for more than three weeks untreated. Can anyone tell me whether I've set myself up for problems?
When i was hit my left leg bowed inwards and i felt a pop followed by what i describe as an explosion of pain, when i jumped up thinking i had just twisted it and the pain would go away, it didn't, i barely made it off of the field because my leg was unable to bear my weight and i was unable to straighten it out or bend it all the way. Once on the sidelines they did some tests i think the lachman's, and told me my acl was loose, but i probably just had a bone bruise.
The badly traumatized knee has to be rehabilitated and this requires you to start physiotherapy. But before this, if you can have another orthopedic surgeon's opinion would be highly beneficial. Other option that can be foreseen with such a bad knee would be an knee replacement. To comment on such a surgery requires in depth analysis of your condition.
I initially had the symptoms continuously for a period of 3-4 months but then the back pain eased off along with a reduction in the vision problems etc. However I only need to bend the wrong way or lift something to heavy and the centre of my back feels like it is on fire and all my vision issues start up again. I basically find it hard to function at work at all when this occurs. My short term memory also suffers terribly. I have had MRI scans of my back except for my neck.
I know exactly what your saying as I have had several episodes of Sciatica in the last 6mos with excruciating pain - unable to bend, put on pants, shoes, cross leg, etc. In my experience, it is a mistake to keep trying to do what your body is screaming not to. I too, thought if I kept walking, doing chores; just staying on the move would loosen things up but ultimately, what helped the most was muscle relaxants and Rest. Total rest! Feel better. It's a painful, miserable feeling.
It's like a domino effect when your knee hurt you walk different to protect your knee and it begins to effect the back. I have a couple things that may help you. !st Magnetic therapy works like a charm .You need to go to a health store and get some magnetic wraps ,the will health is up a lot bringing down the swelling and getting that tissue off the nerves. also try and fin a DO who does osteopathic manipulation (Strain-Counterstrain). I have worked on a lot of pilots who get nerve pain.
I have a pain like this on the backside of my knee. It started random, but now seems to occur more when I bend my toes up towards my knee. I have tried to find info on this and sciatica seems to fit the bill more than anything, but everyone says that starts in the thigh and I don't have pain in my thigh. It is quick, severe, and feels like someone is shocking me. I would guess that a shocking pain would be associated with a nerve being pinched. Let me know if you find out anything else.
If i rest either with my feet up or down, when I go to stand my leg from my knee to my foot is very stiff and sore. I am unable to kneel as it feels like a massive burst of pain behind the knee into my calf muscle as if i have severly sprained it. When standing, if i transfer any weight onto my right leg, i get pain from the back of the knee right down my calf.
ok i had a bad fall that i injured my left knee about a month ago i had xrays the er doc said i had a severly sprained knee and that i need to have it wrapped and i needed to be on crutches for a week and if i still had pain after a week to call my primary care doctor i still had pain so i saw my PCP he did an exam and said that i should wear a brace for stability and to call him back after a week so i did he asked me how i was doing i was not doing well i was having more and more days of pain s
Do not put a pillow bend your knee to prop it up making the knee bent. This will diminish your extension and will make walking and therapy difficult. Aquatics in heated pool and time spent in whirlpool will help but you can't do any of that until your incision is totally healed. Meaning absolutely no scabbing left. For now icing is best to help eleviate swelling which causes much of the pain in 20 minute intervals.
Last night and today, I witnessed uncontrollable left thigh spasms/tremling above my knee. Lower back faintly bothers me. Unable to stand on my leg. I find when I sit and bend forward the pain in the leg subsides a bit but not the spascms. I have taken aspirin and it has not helped.
From your mechanism of injury, hyperextension, it seems likely that this is an injury to the posterior capsule of the knee. If this does not improve after two weeks of rest, ice, and NSAID's. I suggest you consult an orthopedist for furhter evaluation.
This happens due to overuse of the knee or due to injury to the knee while running (as a result of a wrong foot placement or muscle pull), or due to mal-alignment of the bones or due to flat foot or weak thigh muscles. There is pain on bending the knee especially in the front region behind the knee cap and occasional grinding and popping sound. The best treatment is RICE: rest the leg, use ice packs, keep the leg elevated and use compression knee caps or straps.
We all just remain untreated and very live live limitted by our situation. I am unable to be around flourescent lights because they cause vision disruption, dizziness, and after long exposure (especially to the older style) loss of consciousness. Dr.s just shrug and tell me that it is strange or look at me as if I am crazy. We can't all be hypochondriacs. For those who suffer as I do, there are discussions and websites out there trying to bring light to this subject if you google it.
It almost feels like I have to strain to move my eyeball to the left and when I do, I kind of have a dizzy feeling. I know this all sounds really weird but I feel like I have started to fall apart since the new year rang in! I have always been a perfectly healthy individual. I'm a 31 year old female, have 2 young healthy boys and am married. I have no stress in my life whatsoever so I know this is not related to stress.
I can move my toes however there is noticeable difference compared to my other foot. I am unable to bend my ankle up so this makes walking troublesome and in the beginning I was tripping a lot, now I have to lift my foot since my ankle won't bend to walk correctly. The only pain I have is associated with cramping/tightening in the arch of my foot, mostly occurring at night. I haven't had any injury to my legs or back. I was having some soreness in my right shoulder blade but that has subsided.
For the last two months I've been unable to bend that leg without terrible pain, no crouching or kneeling at all. At night the whole leg aches constantly and I get fitful sleep. I am 40 years old, female and 5ft7ins tall, 186 pounds. Would losing weight fix this or do I need medical attention?
Dear Doctor: I underwent rectocele repair (posterior vaginal wall) surgery about 9 weeks ago (8/22/03). I was in the lithotomy position in candy-cane stirrups for about 1-1/2 hours. After being in bed for a week or so, I attempt to go back to work (desk job). I strained my piriformis muscles and had to stay in bed for another week. I then underwent physical therapy for my lower back for 2 weeks, which completely resolved. Three weeks after the surgery (during P.T.
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By dec the knee was still swollen and i was unable to completely bend or straighten the knee,still tender on the inside so much so i slept with a pillow between my knees and still unable to turn over in bed, so i went to my GP who reffered me straight away to a o/s. The o/s ordered an MRI saying if anything showed up he would operate ASAPif not he would send me for some phyisio.
I seem to get really bad and unable to function when the weather is really bad. Cold,damp and freezing weather is what I can't function in. I was getting cortisone shots for my shoulder but had to stop for now due to side effects but may have to start getting them again soon. I am probably going to have to go for surgery if it's not too late. I found that if the cortisone shots took properly, that I would get some sort of relief throughout my whole body.
I know my acl was torn during a ski accident in 2/00. I was unable to stand or walk after the injury. My knee swelled up bad for weeks and I was unable to bend it. I have had chronic looseness in my knee that can't be fixed by physical therapy. I have gone to therapy for 4 weeks at a time with 4 separate surgeries. I have always thought my acl was torn. The first 2 doctors that operated on me and did a total of 5 surgeries either missed this or don't know what a torn acl looks like?!
I live in an upstairs, end-unit Condo here in Irvine, CA. The good news about this injury is that it's ok to be weight bearing on my injured left knee, I just (always) have a brace on when moving around, etc. OMG this Dr. has been great for me, the staples came out 2 weeks after surgery, and after 6 weeks I have been cleared for Physical Therapy. I agree that re-hab does NOT need to be an excruciatingly painful "Let's get you healed asap" kind of endeavour.
He is in tremendous pain and just walking is hard for him. He is out of work and has no insurance. He is unable to work. He has applied for social security and it is a long process.He broke down and went to the state for help and was told he would have to wait 8 months for a medical card since he has no dependents. Are there any doctors who would do replacement hip surgery free? He has always been active and his spirit is just about broken.
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