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What causes pain in the back of the knee when removing shoes by placing the heel of one foot against the other foot and pulling?

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Gastrocnemius: Part of your calf muscle attaches above the knee. Forcing the heel backward will recruit this muscle and can cause pain if it is tight or inflamed. A gentle, progressive stretching program should help.
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
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