A 28-year-old female asked:
i went to the dr a few days ago and he said i have some fluid in my knee. can that cause pain in my ankle and thigh as well?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly: Referred pain from the knee can cause ankle and thigh pain. The first thing to determine is why you have fluid in the knee. If trauma was involved, it's important to evaluate the entire extremity for injury. If no trauma was involved, you may need to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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