Hi, I'm new to this board.
There are times when I can't fully extend my leg. I would be able to bend my knee fully, but not be able to extend it all the way.
It would be very painful to even try to extend it to a lock position. But no problems or pain bending my knee.
It has happened before. Happens usually when I'm do some form of sports.
It happens maybe several times a year. Not a constant problem, but the durations are getting longer.
Few years ago when this would happen, I would have to sit down on the ground reach my toes and my knee would wiggle back to normal.
When it happened last summer, I was unable to extend my knee for a couple of weeks before it got back to normal itself.
Just a week ago it happened again playing soccer and I wasn't able to fully extend my knee for a week.
And just today, I was sitting on my couch with my problem leg under me (not knowingly) and that did it for me.
I thought I was going to be out for another week, until I tried bending my knee all the way back and brought it over to the outside. Then bending my knee all the way back and brought it over to my inside and when trying to extend all the way, (feeling something moving in my knee)
It seemed like it went back into place.
What is causing this to happen?
Piece of cartilage from my torn meniscus(if it's torn at all from a previous injury??) got flipped and was making my knee unable to extend?
I tried looking for info on this and I that's all I could come up with.
Anything I can do to prevent this from happening again?
Will I need to go under the knife?
Your experience and knowledge is much appreciated.