A member asked:

Sciatic like pain stiff sore knee.no visible redness/swelling.when to worry about fluid on knee or something bad?just saw dr for calf pain.blood fine.

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Don't worry: I would not worry so much as just that you might want to be seen for a specific diagnosis and treatment options. As you mentioned, it can be a variation of a sciatica, which is leg pain caused by an irritation if a nerve in the back; or it can be from something in the leg itself. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely yield the correct diagnosis.

Answered 4/4/2016



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