My father (age 79) has gone from keeping a cane in the car for occasional use to steady himself (through 2012) to being in terrible pain and needing a walker around the house (the latter after a Synvisc injection to the knee 2 weeks ago, knee swelling, and falling - again - at home alone). So far he hasn't broken anything in his falls, but I live 90 minutes away from him and he lives alone. He's accustomed to being quite active and has often been mistaken for a man 10-15 years his junior. [more inside]
posted by pammeke
on Mar 4, 2013 -
What can cause knee stiffness and pain in less than a week without any distinct injury? And when is this an emergency? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Jan 21, 2012 -
IT Band problems: Tried the foam roller, deep tissue massage, building the muscle and stretches (all to no avail). What are other remedies? [more inside]
posted by xinglin91
on Nov 27, 2011 -
Knee problem filter: I have just started noticing a slight problem with my left knee. It feels like a dull pain in the joint and is worse when i walk and move my leg up and down. I do a lot of spinning, elliptical and walking. I am 26 years old and female.
-Is this serious? Should I see a doctor?
-Is there anything I could do to make it worse? Types of activities I should avoid?
-Any home care remedies that would help?
Thanks! I appreciate your help!
posted by Equiprimordial
on Aug 12, 2011 -
What did I do to my lower leg last night? Denial about a potentially torn knee ligament and long recovery time have me wondering (hoping) it's not that serious. More inside. [more inside]
posted by duckus
on Jun 9, 2011 -
Sudden, kind of horrible knee pain--wtf, body? Is this okay, or should I go see a doctor? If the latter, what kind of doctor should I see? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz
on Apr 28, 2011 -
Yesterday I started having sudden sharp pain and stiffness in my left knee, above and around the kneecap. I suspect I injured it doing squats and lunges (with bad form) the night before. Could it get better on its own, if I rest for a few days? Or should I see a doctor (and what kind)? [more inside]
posted by the littlest brussels sprout
on Nov 20, 2009 -
I'm 21 and for the last 10 months or so I've been having knee pain above both kneecaps. The pain isn't confined to a point but instead spread over the area above my knee caps, and occurs whenever I bend the knee with weight on it. I've been to a surgeon who wants to do an arthroscopy but he doesn't know what the problem is and hence doesn't know if it will do any good. Has anyone had a similar kind of pain and if so how did you solve it? And could it be plica syndrome even though the pain is above the knee and in both knees? [more inside]
posted by Xeract
on Jun 21, 2009 -
Questions of bicycle pain/comfort and perhaps where to buy a new-old one in Perth. Lots of text & occasional squeamish details, sorry. [more inside]
posted by polyglot
on Feb 16, 2009 -
My husband has been seeking treatment for chronic knee pain (both knees) for a couple years now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 13, 2008 -
On average how long is there pain after knee replacement surgery? I had a partial done Dec. 12th and still have days that I have to take pain pills for the discomfort. Is this typical? Should I go back to the doctor?
posted by lag
on Feb 26, 2008 -
I have this recurring, temporary knee issue which happens and I'd like to know what it is and how to avoid it. [more inside]
posted by ktoad
on Jan 21, 2008 -
What happened to my knee? It felt like it was slightly dislocated, but it got better so quickly it doesn't fit with what I've read online about knee dislocations. And of course I want to know how to prevent it from happening again. [more inside]
posted by cerebus19
on Jun 5, 2007 -
Please help me choose the right knee brace for hiking that does not cause further pain. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Apr 24, 2007 -
What can I do about weak and painful knees? I'm a 21 y.o. male with weak, creaking, grinding, and occasionally dislocating knees. Cause/options/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Aug 14, 2006 -