A 26-year-old female asked:
Hi doc. i'm a 26 year old female. have no history of injury. i recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. no swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. it comes and goes without warning
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Family Medicine 39 years experience
Plantaris muscle : The plantaris muscle starts just above the back of your knee and goes down to your Achilles tendon at the heel. It is right in the middle of your calf. It doesn't stretch well. If overstretched It could give symptoms similar to what you described. Stretching the calf muscles by letting heels drop with balls of feet on a step usually helps.
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Last updated Jul 13, 2016
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