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Unable to bend knee

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 19, 2011
  • 10:05 PM

So about eight months ago i hyperextended my knee. I didn't end up going to the doctor because of a lack of insurance. The pain and swelling went away and everything seemed like it was healing. Today i woke up and was unable to bend my knee past 90 degrees. The strange thing is that sometimes I can bend it all the way back without any problems, but this happens less than my inability to bend it. I am 21 and I live in Colorado and snowboard pretty consistantly but like i said i've had no problems until today. The pain feels like it's in the center and left side underneath my left kneecap. I have been debating getting an x-ray or mri but would like to get more information before i dish out the money. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

-Adam

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  • Adam,I don't know where you live, but my Seattle knee doctor does free consultations. That means they do a physical examine on your knee and give you an analysis. And if you should need extension work, they have a medical financing plan. If you do live in the Seattle area, here's the link: http://www.northwestkneeclinic.com. That web site also has a lot of info. on common knee conditions that may help you assess your condition. Good luck muchacho!
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  • So about eight months ago i hyperextended my knee. I didn't end up going to the doctor because of a lack of insurance. The pain and swelling went away and everything seemed like it was healing. Today i woke up and was unable to bend my knee past 90 degrees. The strange thing is that sometimes I can bend it all the way back without any problems, but this happens less than my inability to bend it. I am 21 and I live in Colorado and snowboard pretty consistantly but like i said i've had no problems until today. The pain feels like it's in the center and left side underneath my left kneecap. I have been debating getting an x-ray or mri but would like to get more information before i dish out the money. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. -Adam I would recommend seeing a physiotherapist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate physiotherapy treatment. In the mean time you may be interested in checking out the following links to some of the more common causes of the symptoms you describe including treatment: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Medial Meniscal Tear. You may also be interested in checking out information on a knee arthroscopy which may be used as a form of treatment for the above conditions in the event that they do not respond to appropriate physiotherapy treatment. Hope that helps, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com
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