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Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but i don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.

Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but i don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.

Knee pain at night: Causes may be multifactorial: vascular, radicular from the lower back, autoimmune, inflammatory, referral from the hips, electrolyte imbalance. Have a thorough check up ! ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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I've had intermittent aching knee pain since i was a child. Now21. No injuries. Worse at night. Sometimes lower back/knee pain. What could this be?

I've had intermittent aching knee pain since i was a child. Now21. No injuries. Worse at night. Sometimes lower back/knee pain. What could this be?

Evaluate : There is little information in your question as for a diagnosis or a suspicion of a diagnosis . You need to see a rheumatologist and you need to be examined , a 20 years old pain it is not usual as for problems usually get better or get worse. ...Read more

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Neck and lower back pain and stomach ache and knee pain?

Neck and lower back pain and stomach ache and knee pain?

Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit. ...Read more

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When does knee ache/pain become a serious concern? I feel a bit of heavy sensations around the area, just sort of aching a bit sometimes while walking

When does knee ache/pain become a serious concern? I feel a bit of heavy sensations around the area, just sort of aching a bit sometimes while walking

Before it does!: The best time to take things seriously (note: not worry!) is ASAP. Try a OTC knee brace for support and treat it carefully. If that does the trick, great! If not, have an exam and let results guide you to next steps. Don't worry but be caring toward yourself. Knees can be big problems as we age - especially if we've a weight issue. Best! ...Read more

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Dull aching pain behind knee right above the crease. Woke up with it?

Home remedy: Sounds very non -specific. Specific diagnosis difficult without physical exam of the area. Apply a little ice and take 600mg Ibuprofen with food. If not improving over next few days see PCP for a check up. ...Read more

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I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

Investigate why?: Sounds like it could be a Bakers cyst! These are knee fluid collection in a cyst behind the knee, likely as a result of trauma, wear and tear,i.e. A torn meniscus?, should get an MRI to better understand why this is occurring!A support may make it worse! Need to find out what causes the fluid buildup up! May need to aspirated knee, please see a rheumatologist or Ortho, Best! ...Read more

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I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

This needs 2 B eval-: -by an orthopedic surgeon. It can B from mall alignment of your extensor mechanism 2 an arthritic problem. A hands on exan & imaging need B done. ...Read more