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What causes pain down the outside of my leg when kneeling

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Metzger
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Iliotibial band: It is hard to be sure without an exam, but that sounds like a condition called iliotibial band syndrome. It's a large tendon that runs from the hip, d... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 42 years experience
It coud be muscular : Or related to some internal issue with your knee joint. If this is causin an issue, see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and treatment plan.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Knee pain : This seems to be an irritation to nerves in the region. I would see a doctor in person for this
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Pain of leg: This might be a tear of the hip ligament or hernia or some arthritis. Very difficult to say without examination. Given your amount of pain though I do... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Many possibilities. : This could be a number of issues depending on what other symptoms you have. I would want to know if the knee is swollen, red or warm? How long have yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 39 years experience
Popliteal fossa: The area behind the knee is called the popliteal fossa and the nerve supplying the foot (sciatic) is right there. Sometimes people develop a cyst in t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryoush Zafar
26 years experience
Peroneal tendon : The outside of your leg is peroneal tendon. Have you had injury to the area? Is it right and left? Need a few more details.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Freedman
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Pre-patellar bursiti: This sounds like pre-patellar bursitis. That's an inflammation of the tissue in front of the knee. It commonly hurts with kneeling. Would recommend ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 44 years experience
This is probably: a representation of a vascular issue with pooling of blood in the extremity causing stretch of the tissues and stimulation of the nerves. It is unlike... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Slimmer leg: He has disuse atrophy of the operated leg he needs physical therapy to build the muscle up again.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
You might be: having problems with your meniscus, a cartilage in your knee. Consult with an orthopedic surgeon.
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