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Offline crice04

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Can't straighten knee- sharp pain
« on: November 14, 2010, 06:11:35 AM »
Hey guys, first off just thanks in advance for taking your time out to help me.

I was putting my pants on today and when I bent my knee to put them on my knee popped and I had a severe sharp pain in my knee. After a few minutes it was fine again tonight the same thing happened except this time
I know can not straighten my leg out. When I try to it feels as if my knee needs to pop again but the pain is so sharp I cant even straighten it out. I don't play sports beside the occasional intramurals. I don't have any past knee problems anode I'm only 21.

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Re: Can't straighten knee- sharp pain
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 10:14:42 AM »
Hi.  The inability to straighten is often a symptom of a torn meniscus.  Is the knee swollen?  If so, ice and elevate it.  And go see your doctor :)
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