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very painful knee gets better after walking

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Injury: If your knee hurts fopr a short time, under a month, it is probably an accute injury and will get better with rest . If longer it may be arthritis. S ... Read More
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Knee pain can be a torn cartilage or arthritis. If it hurts getting up from a chair or going dwon the stairs, you may have patella chondromalacia, an ... Read More

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Baker's cyst?: Several causes of pain behind the knee. I assume no recent trauma--you may have a baker's cyst--basically a collection of joint fluid extruded outside ... Read More
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Dr. Timothy Mosher
31 years experience Radiology
Baker's cyst: A focal collection of fluid behind the knee, called a popliteal cyst or baker's cyst, is common, particularly in patients with degenerative joint dise ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are nee ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Prob chondromalacia : Probably chondromalcia patellae or simply the patella impacting the femur. Usually related to quadriceps muscle weakness. Pain on inside of knee co ... 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Your joint: pains could be a sign of inflammatory joint disease. Please consult an internist or video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. If you have not had ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage, ligament: This could be caused by torn cartilage in your knee, or ligament problems. It would be reasonable to try a knee brace and NSAIDs for a while, and the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A pulled muscle/ten-: Don, labral tear of the acetabulum comes to mind. See an orthopod to be properly diagnosed/treated. Might need an arthroscopic exam for dx/treatment. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Giving way...: Is a nonspecific sign and does not indicated tears or any other pathology. However, if your pain is worsening it is important to be evaluated by a mus ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Horn
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Internal derangement: something in the knee is wrong, resulting in the pain and the fluid. It doesn't always happen after a recognized trauma. Since the meniscus pads and t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Could be gout: pseudogout, or GC infection. Also mediscus tear if it truly locks. Consult with a doctor for accurate diagnosis and specific treatment.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: a problem with the underside of the patella which constitutes a part of the knee joint called the "anterior component" Injury to this is an inflammati ... Read More
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