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What causes pain down the outside of my leg when kneeling

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Metzger
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee pain : This seems to be an irritation to nerves in the region. I would see a doctor in person for this
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Probably not: When someone kneels down the force is on the attachment point of the patellar tendon to the tibia, and to a lesser degree, the patella itself. Pain w ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
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
23 years experience Podiatry
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
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Slimmer leg: He has disuse atrophy of the operated leg he needs physical therapy to build the muscle up again.
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