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Your Difficulty Moving the Knee May Also be Known as:
Can't move knee
Difficulty moving knee
Trouble moving knee

Top 2 Difficulty Moving the Knee Causes

  1. 1.Synovial Chondromatosis

    Synovial chondromatosis is a disease affecting the synovium, which is a thin flexible membrane around a joint. It can often be confused with tendinitis and/or arthritis.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss the possibility of removing the synovium.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint swelling, pain in one knee, swollen knee, swollen ankle, spontaneous knee pain
    Symptoms that always occur with synovial chondromatosis:
    joint swelling
    Symptoms that never occur with synovial chondromatosis:
    fever, night sweats, unintentional weight loss, warm red ankle swelling, warm red knee swelling, warm and red elbow swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Benign Bony Growth (Osteochondroma)

    An osteochondroma is a non-cancerous growth that usually develops during childhood or adolescence. It is a benign tumor that forms on the surface of a bone near the growth plate.

    You should visit your primary care physician for X-Ray evaluation. In most cases this condition is treated by careful observation over time to make sure the tumor does not grow. Surgery is considered if the osteochondroma causes pain, puts pressure on a nearby nerve or blood vessel, or has a large cap of cartilage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    numbness in one arm, numbness in one thigh, swelling of one arm, hip deformity, swollen knee
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Difficulty Moving the Knee

  • Q.Is your knee pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your knee pain been going on?
  • Q.How severe is your knee stiffness?
  • Q.How severe is your knee pain?

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Difficulty Moving the Knee Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced difficulty moving the knee have also experienced:

    • 20% Knee Pain
    • 20% Knee Stiffness
    • 10% Difficulty Walking

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