Also known as Stiff Knee
Knee stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of knee stiffness or tightness are knee ligament or meniscus tear, chronic knee pain, and osteoarthritis. Other possible causes, such as injury to the leg, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with knee stiffness or tightness, 93% report having knee pain, 59% report having knee swelling, and 26% report having hip stiffness or tightness.
Patients with knee stiffness or tightness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, application of splint, physical therapy exercises, excision, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) and other therapeutic procedures .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with knee stiffness or tightness include propofol, epinephrine / lidocaine, cortisone, sevoflurane, flumazenil, nadolol, propoxyphene, quinidine, triazolam (halcion), methylsulfonylmethane, bupivacaine / epinephrine, aspirin / oxycodone and benazepril / hydrochlorothiazide .
Groups of people at highest risk for knee stiffness or tightness include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get knee stiffness or tightness.