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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, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...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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I am experiencing knee pain and knee pop. The following also describe me: Aches, Hip pain, and Knee stiffness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  knee pain and knee pop. The following also describe me: Aches, Hip pain, and Knee stiffness. What should I do?

Rheumatologist: Consult a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. You're experiencing several types of musculoskeletal symptoms which is unusual for your age. Symptoms could be due to injuries or overuse syndromes but could also be due to certain rheumatologic systemic disease. ...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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Im have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

Im have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

Need a Dr to exam: you need a physician to exam your knee and images you might injured a ligaments before and this is aggravated now with specific movement you did you need x ray and possible MRI take it easy on you knee until you see dr and try to to put weight on it food luck ...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

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Severe knee pain & crunching for 3 month. Now full leg is hurting & aching painkillers not helping, what can I do?

Severe knee pain & crunching for 3 month. Now full leg is hurting & aching painkillers not helping, what can I do?

See doctor: Sounds as though u may have injured cartilage in knee (meniscus) or (if you're significantly overweight) may have worn down cartilage at ends of femur and tibia (arthritis). See fp/orthopedics/sports med doc for thorough exam, probable mri, possible knee arthroscopy & other appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times. X-ray clear ?

Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times.  X-ray clear ?

See details: You need to go beyond a plain x ray to an mri, especially if the symptoms are not improving. Have an orthopedist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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I have moderate posterior knee pain on my right knee. It's a constant dry ache and i can't stand on it for long periods of time. What is this?

I have moderate posterior knee pain on my right knee. It's a constant dry ache and i can't stand on it for long periods of time. What is this?

Bakers cyst: There are a number of possibilities and you may want to be checked. Among the more common causes is known as a bakers cyst, which is a herniation of the posterior aspect of the knee capsule between two tendons in the back of the knee. The cyst is sometes associated with internal derangement of the knee such as a tear of the meniscus, so again, consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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For over 2 week now right knee pain. On tip of knee swollen and right side stiff and sore especially walking upstairsorjustnormalpace. Whyandwhatto do?

For over 2 week now right knee pain. On tip of knee swollen and right side stiff and sore especially walking upstairsorjustnormalpace. Whyandwhatto do?

See details: The knee should really be evaluated if it is painful and swollen. There are numerous possible causes and it is worthwhile to see your family doctor or an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here.And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here.And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Can be too active.: If you exercise a lot, like bike riding, this can cause pain in your thighs and legs. It would explain your knee pain also. A lot of bending over, like during housework or gardening, can do it too. I would say take it easy for a few days, and if your pain persists, see your doctor to see if there is some other cause. Some simple painkillers, like Aspirin or tylemol, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. ...Read more

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Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

As a dancer: YOU NEED HEALTHY KNEES! ,...and it sounds to me like you may have INTERNAL DERANGEMENT of one or both of your needs( Cartilage damage) SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPEDIST for an examination , possible MRI studies and GOOD LUCK! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more