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Severe knee pain, pain on straightening the leg. What to do?

Hi, I m 18 and I m really active, I go to the gym nearly every day. Lately I ve been waking up with knee pain , like I can t straighten it all the way, but it goes away after i move it or walk on it. I feel stupid not working out because it gets better almost instantly, but does that mean that something is wrong with it? What should I do?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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The mild knee stiffness you are feeling can be due to a muscle stiffness or a minor joint inflammation. In case the knee joint gets locked then a ligament tear needs to be ruled out. You can start with mild anti inflammatory like acetaminophen for relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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