• Zoki Zoki
    December 31, 2011
    Sudden unexplained knee pain and stiffness?
    Zoki Zoki
    December 31, 2011

    I get a sharp pain in the right knee when I move the leg quickly or when I get up from a chair. I often cannot move or bend my knee, but after few steps, the stiffness and pain eases. What could be causing this?



  • Cort
    Health Guide
    January 01, 2012
    Health Guide
    January 01, 2012

    There are quite a few things that can cause this. A torn or inflamed ligament can cause your knee to lock up. You could also have problems with the bursa or fluid filled disc that provides lubrication to the knee.  You might want to try Health Centrals 'Symptom Checker" to see if you can narrow this down more but you'll probably have to see a doctor to figure this out. 

    You might try rest, anti-inflammatories, and ice to that area to see if it improves. Another cause of stiffness like this arthritis, which can cause stiffness in the knee if it's held in one position for a long time. Here are some links that might be useful, in any case:

    7 Surprising Facts About Arthritis

    Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints

    Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain




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