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Knee locks. Any ideas?
KrisCorrinne posted:
So this has been happening for a while. Every time I go up stairs my knee will lock up. It does this no there time except when Im going up stairs. Any body have any ideas as to what this is, or why this happens?
Anon_2912 responded:
Have you been seen by an orthopedic? Sounds like an unstable knee cap.
KrisCorrinne replied to Anon_2912's response:
No I haven't. Thanks for the response. Ive just been dealing with it.
_swank_ replied to KrisCorrinne's response:
It's time to see an orthopedic doctor. A torn meniscus can cause those symptoms but so can a lot of other things. None of them can be diagnosed or treated over the internet.
KrisCorrinne replied to _swank_'s response:
I realize this, but I just didnt know if it was something I should be taking action for of if its normal.
_swank_ replied to KrisCorrinne's response:
No, of course it's not normal. If it was then everyone's knees would lock up.
KrisCorrinne replied to _swank_'s response:
Lol that's true. I guess what I mean is if it was something bad. I put it off because it don't bother me until I take the stairs.
annette030 replied to KrisCorrinne's response:
Please see an orthopedic specialist as soon as you are able. If you put it off until it is really bad, he may not be able to fix it with you.

Take care, Annette
weezee60 replied to _swank_'s response:
I had the same thing. Had the surgery in Jan 12' and it's doing it again.... Never know when it's going to lock up.

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