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A 32-year-old member asked:

can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

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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 rheumatologist or an ortho.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
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 vascular occlusion or compartment syndrome can produce these symptoms. Even less common is this an early symptom of AIDP (in which case progressive weakness would ensue) Orthopedic injury is typically more painful

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