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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Microtear: or tendinopathy( tendonitis)- get an MRI and a knee brace. See an orthopedic expert and avoid exercise until cleared.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee pain: Many possible causes:ilio tibial band syndrome, tendinitis biceps tendon, tear lateral meniscus, pathology to the superior tibio-fibular joint, some i ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A tho ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
IT band release: is what you are possibly considering. IT is the iliotibial band which is a firm tissue connecting from above the hip to the lateral tibia just below ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
Knee Nightmare: Pain about the knee can be due to many reasons. Medial pain can occur due to ligament, meniscal or bursal injury. Similarly, lateral pain can occur ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Yes: It is not ligaments that are tight , but some internal breakdown in the knee. Torn cartilage or arthritic deterioration aggravated by activity. Con ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Swelling?: Swelling and inflammation often gives patients the sense of tightness above the knee. A sprained ligament that supposedly has healed and in the absenc ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Try stationary bike: For a couple of weeks trial.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling?: Sounds like the knee is swollen and the tightness is because of the fluid in the joint. I would have a doctor (Urgent care or PCP) check it out and d ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Bakers Cyst: behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses then seek immediate care. rarely a vas ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Popliteal cysts?: Fluid in the knee joint can result in cysts forming behind the knee. While this might be uncommon, it could relate to your symptoms. See a rheumatol ... Read More

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