Question about Arthritis of the knee

What can I do to stop the tight tension behind my knee and down back of leg. I have osteoarthritis in both knees and a problem bending one knee straight. Do I need an operation to replace?

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  • Mr. Manoj Sood
    Mr. Manoj Sood
    Orthopaedic surgeon
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  • If you cannot fully straighten (extend) your knee, this may be the result of your knee arthritis. When knee arthritis gets worse it can cause this. Whether or not the knee needs to be replaced depends on how much pain you are getting and how much your symptoms are affecting your daily life. Please also be aware that tightness or pain going down the back of your leg can also be arising from. your spine. It may be time to get an opinion from an Orthopaedic Surgeon to help you to determine what the cause of your tightness is and what treatment can be offered to help it.

    • 1 expert agrees
    • Mr. Matthew Oakley MB CHB, FRCS, FRCS(ortho)

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