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back of knee feels tight and stiff

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Maybe spine: The fact that this is in both legs at the same time, in the front and above your knees clues me in that this is either metabolic (like dehydration) or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: certainly have your orthopedic surgeon reevaluate your knee.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mubin Mahomed
Specializes in
Knee pain: Hi Keep up the good work with your exercise It sounds as if you have a slight hamstring muscle strain or MICRO TEARS which is normal The hamstring mus ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See a doctor: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee and calf. First go to an er as you need to rule out a blood clot immediately. A knee popliteal cy ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tarsal tunnel issue: Tarsal tunnel syndrome (with numbness and tingling in the foot and ankle area) can be caused by hyperpronation ("flattening of the foot arch") due to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Then see an orthopedist and have the area examined. No one can answer your question without examining the calf.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are many possibilities and you certainly should be checked. Some patients with a viral illness can get pain and swelling in the joints associat ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bakers cyst: It sounds like you have a baker's cyst. It is a benign swelling which is a marker of inflammation within the knee. I would see an orthopedic surgeon w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Unless: Activity related (sports, work) in rheumatology we think of sero- spondyloarthropaty, sarcoid and ra. Have yourself checked, good luck.
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: The heel discomfort is suspicious of inflammation of the heel fascia(plantar fasciitis), but the hip,?buttock discomfort and back of leg discomfort ca ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
see rheumatologist: Likely arthritis or multi-system disease such as lupus. Rheumatologic evaluation essential.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No idea: You need to have a specialist actually examine you.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, but among the most common is a sciatica. This condition is characterized by an irritation if a nerve in the back ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain: There are many possibilities for this group of symptoms. Several rheumatologic conditions come to mind including fibromyalgia. I would suggest you see ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Ligamentous : This sounds like something you need to have imaged and examined by a good sports med or orthopedic doctor to see what ligament and nerve compression i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Gout: Hello utah! given the rapid progression of your symptoms i would think if it gets any worse you may want to get in to your family physician tomorrow.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Various causes: Clicking of the neck can come from ligaments or even the vertebral joints. Causes of neck aches include chronic tension affecting the muscles,strain,s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Achilles related: The area of the ankle behind the heel is where the achilles tendon attaches. If you are concerned with this area, you may want to have the foot/ankle ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
You are getting: Younger. You could have arthritis , fibromyalgia , autoimmune condition etc go for a check up . Take care!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Muscle Spasm: This sounds like a muscle spasm. I would apply heat, little bit of massage may also help relax those tight muscles and you may take Ibuprofen for pain ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Evaluation : you should not wait. Go see a physician to be evaluated. If a DVT you could have significant issues if not treated immediately.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be examined: It could be many causes. It sounds like your lower back is the worst. Sometimes pain can spread from there to your legs. It may be related to nerves o ... Read More

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