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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Mild strain: ice and elevate it. If the swelling does not go down or pain develops see your doctor.

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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If your knee is stiffening without any relevant preceding activity, locking, causing an abnormal gait, or painful, see your doc for an evaluation. Th ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: You give no age or pertinent history. How stiff or painful is it? The obvious answer is to see your doctor and obtain an exam and x ray.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
15 years experience Family Medicine
Knee pain: Without any history of falls or trauma, it is usually something degenerative or arthritic.
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A 34-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 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 41-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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: Then have the knee evaluated. There are many causes of knee inflammation, especially a 35 year old.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Virus?: You may have irritation of the lining of the stomach due to a virus or a food you ate. Try some Malox or Mylanta. If the pain worsens and causes vomi ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Knee: Knee pain can be for multiple reasons. Clicking though is from a part of the knee being stretched or moved. Possibilities include hamstring pull, sy ... Read More
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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 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 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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Goto ER: You may have a blood clot . Significant swelling can cause compartment syndrome which results in compression of blood flow leading to possible permane ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
See neurologist: diff to tell without an exam
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A 34-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 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Effusion: This most likely due to swelling on the knee. The cause of that would most likely be some type of arthritis.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
PF instability : Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral or kneecap instability . See your ors for examination. Pf instability can make your knee feel like it's going to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rikin Patel
18 years experience Sports Medicine
Tendinitis: Sounds like you have a case of tendinitis, however there may even be a partial tear. Recommend an evaluation with a sports specialist or physiatrist. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
Is a spider bite?: It may not have been a spider bite. There have been many cases of skin infections caused by Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) . The lesio ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dann Byck
Dr. Dann Byck answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See foot & ankle MD: Foot deformities often cause pain in multiple sites. Heel pain is most often related to plantar fasciitis, which is most often treated non-operativel ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus tear?: Your symptoms of pain w/ squatting , twisting and turning associated w/ swelling may indicate a meniscus( cartilage) tear.The meniscus can tear as we ... Read More
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