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A 55-year-old female asked:

left side of my left leg below the knee is very painful to the touch and to bend.

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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Bursitis: If this is the area directly below the knee, it is called bursitis. If one has been doing work on hands and knees, it is a common problem . Historically this is called house maids knee. Can result if swollen in an infection and may require antibiotics. Please see your doc if this persist.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2020

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