Knee joint locking

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Avatar m tn cfm Other causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, knee cap mal-alignment, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, Osteochondritis dissecans - occasional knee locking with instability, Recurrent patella dislocation - may cause knee locking or knee collapse, Chondromalacia patella - occasional locking or knee collapse, Knee alignment problem, Knee fragment or Knee cartilage disorder. Hope this helps. Do not ignore it. Consult an orthopedic specialist.
Avatar f tn Just as a side note, I had knee surgery a year and a half ago. My knee cap dislocated, and when I collapsed onto my knee, somehow a piece of my femur chipped off. The accident happened for no apparent reason, I was just getting for work in the morning. The doctors were totally baffled as to how a piece of my femur would have chipped off. Lastly, I have been trying to get pregnant for a year with my husband, unsuccessfully.
Avatar f tn First you have to find out whether the muscle wasting was the cause or the effect of knee locking or knee pain. Generally weakness of the inner thigh muscles and tightness of the outer thigh muscles causes the knee cap to move from its place and cause knee pain and knee locking. This could have happened in your case if you have a localized muscle wasting only.
Avatar n tn Looks like a healthy knee. Sunrise/merchant view would be helpful to look at your patellofemoral joint. Are stairs your problem or prolonged kneeling? If so, then patellofemoral joint arthrosis. If you have locking/catching/clicking and pain on the inside/medial of your knee then likely meniscus tear. If the pain is bad enough, I'd see your PCP who can get an MRI to rule out other things such as meniscus, ACL, OCD lesions, PVNS, etc. Try nsaids, home pt, quad stretching/strengthening.
1393879 tn?1288725449 Another reason is rheumatoid arthritis but this has been ruled out in your case. Tendonitis or bursitis of the joint too produces similar symptoms. In the knee joint an injury to menisci can be the culprit. It can also be a muscle injury locking the knee. Generally conservative treatment should help. Anti-inflammatory drugs, alternate hot and cold fomentation should help. Maybe you should get a MRI of the knee joint. Please consult an orthopedic specialist. Take care!
Avatar f tn I cannot slide on my knee without it popping and locking in a way I can beat describe as my knee getting stuck closed to the point where I have to squeeze it as tightly closed as possible. The pain is 10/10 and I can only unlocking it by hanging my knee over my other leg while lying on my stomach relieving pressure on the outside of the knee. This all started beginning when I injured my knee sliding on wet grass my cleat got stuck and twisted my ankle.
Avatar f tn So, I've had mono for almost a month now. It's made me a lot less active than I usually am. So, when I started noticing that both pinky fingers were starting to lock up, I thought it was just due to my lack of movement and really only being on the computer all day or sleeping. Now that I've gotten a bit more active, I'm not so sure anymore. The joint locking is painless and mainly in my pinky fingers except for after I sleep, then it tends to impact more fingers.
Avatar m tn Symptoms include pain along the inner or outer side of the knee, stiffness, swelling, and sometimes “locking” of the knee. A piece of torn cartilage may get caught between moving parts of the knee joint and causes the sound. A clicking sound may be heard when moving the knee. The pain may be worse when squatting. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Hello Michelle, I am sorry that you are having these joint "locking" issues and pain. Knees and elbows are obviously are joints. Are you having pain in other joints. Joint pain can often be a result of an inflammatory process. The popping sounds can be signs that your joints and bones have too much stress on them and are rubbing together in place they shouldn't and popping out of places they should be.
Avatar n tn I have been given a prescription for Synvisc injections into the intra-articular area of the right ankle, most of the information I have read has been about injections into the knee, do you have any information on the success of this treatment for arthritis pain?
Avatar m tn ve felt a constant burning (sometimes stabbing) pain which is mainly behind my knee cap, and at the top of the knee cap (where the thigh meets the knee), it also clicks and somedays feels very stiff. this pain fluctuates every day, and some days it will feel almost fine, some days i will be in agony, both of which sometimes stick around for months. excercise is STILL extremely difficult due to pain levels and my knee sometimes locking up.
1524304 tn?1326396974 Can live with it but can be a cause of degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis. Torn meniscus can be trimmed out with a knee arthroscopy day surgery.
Avatar m tn Since then I have still been in pain, knee is catching and locking, and and limp all the time. My right knee is now hurting from compensating for the left knee. I went for another MRI last Wed. and it showas as I said another ter of the posterior horn medial meniscus at the inferior meniscal surface, and says "unchanged from the 4/21/10 MRI" Does this mean they missed a tear then or is this a retear?? The conservative treatment hasn't worked.
Avatar f tn The pain is below the knee cap on the left and right side and ontop of the knee cap on the right side and on the inside of the knee from above the knee to below the knee. For the last week and a half I've been getting sharp pains on the right inside of the knee and above the knee while walking or turning from right to left. When this happens the pain is so bad that I can hardly walk. I've also been getting needle type pain below the knee cap in the center.
Avatar n tn Full removal possibly could affect stability of the knee, future osteoarthritis risk increases, as well as degeneration of the knee joint. With either a partial or whole removal, care needs to be taken of the nerves passing through the knee. Living with the injury may not be feasible in your case with such a bad tear and recovery very well may require surgery, unfortunately. But do seek a second opinion to feel more comfortable with your choice. Let us know what you think or decide to do.
Avatar f tn I ran 10 miles yesterday in regular tights without any tape and found 3 small bruises (finger point-sized) along the medial joint line last night. My knee is stiff and painful today underneath the knee cap where the pes anserine tendon inserts and to the inside of the knee cap (medially). I also have pain in the middle of the back of the knee, is especially sharp if I push into it.
Avatar f tn This past weekend I was hopping from rock to rock and seem to have injured my knee. It clicks and locks. when that happens it is extremely painful, however when it is not locked there is no pain. In the last few months I have tried to get my fitness level back up to what it once was. I do 45 minutes of aerobic exercise, either stationery bike or treadmill and follow that with some weight training and stretching.
Avatar m tn I felt pretty unstable after that. I kept my knee straight as I walked to sit down. When I sat, I bent my knee and my knee just... locked? I felt like some bone came out of socket and stick out of my skin. I flinched and extended my leg and it snapped back. It has happened every time since then when i bend my knee. The pain is EXCRUCIATING. My doctor is out of town until next Saturday and I only feel comfortable with him.
Avatar f tn m a 46yo fem skier symptoms of joint line pain and stiffness in the right knee. No locking or serious instability although the knee has given a couple of times. 18years prior I had a broken tibial plateau that required bone graft (freeze dried cadaver bone) with 2 screws and meniscus repair on the lateral side. Screws were taken out and the plateau had to be reshaped on both the lateral and medial sides to due excess bone growth from the repair. I've been skiing ever since.
Avatar m tn This happens due to mal-alignment of the knee cap on bending the knee (and hence any imaging study has to be taken with the knee bent), injury to the knee (you may have sustained it in past), flat feet, over tight or over lax muscles around the knee joint. All these aspects will have to be investigated by your doctor. Other possibilities are bursitis (inflammation of fluid filled sac over joints), tendonitis (inflammation of cords joining muscles to bones) or due to weakness of patellar bone.
Avatar m tn The various other causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation, chondromalacia patella, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder. Since pain intensified after a fall, maybe she has injured a ligament. Please discuss with her doctor. It may be a good idea to do a MRI, if that is possible. Take care!
Avatar n tn My brother has been having problems with his joints locking up. I believe this is particularly occurring in his arms. For example if he punches outward, sometimes his elbow locks up midway, causing extreme pain. This also occurs when lifting weights. He can't lift very heavy weights, or he locks up and has extreme pain; he currently is trying to work around this by using two hands to lift a single 15lb weight.
Avatar m tn In desparation I have read some blogs and it sounds like Patella getting in the joint and locking it and popping it when it collapse and not from cartaledge pain and muscles going limp . Both docs say at age 56 they would rather wait till 60 to do rplacement and this doc said knee cap must be replaced and thats not always real succesful in terms of comfort / pain and he would rather wait .
Avatar f tn It's been 2 years since a small tear was diagnosed in the medial meniscus..... for 2 years everything seemed to stabilize and feel good without any surgery. 1 month ago (right at the end of ski season) my knee began catching... couldn't bend it all the way without pain.. even had pain at night when I bent it in my sleep.
Avatar f tn With a meniscus tear (torn cartilage) in your knee, the shock absorbing capacity of the joint is threatened. Because of this, there is an increased risk of developing damage to the articular cartilage surface of the knee joint bones. Therefore, any lifestyle changes to decrease your risk of developing arthritis can improve the prognosis after having sustained a meniscus tear.