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Why does the back of my knee hurt when I walk?

Why does the back of my knee hurt when I walk?

Posterior knee pain: Consider hamstring tightness, referred radicular spine pain, capsular tightness, meniscal tears, arthritis, popliteal cyst pain, or vascular claudication. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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The back of my knee hurts a lot when I walk and it pops. What could be wrong?

The back of my knee hurts a lot when I walk and it pops. What could be wrong?

Meniscus or kneecap: Based on your description, the two leading candidates are either a meniscus problem, such as a tear, or a problem in you kneecap, such as patellofemoral syndrome. If it is bothering you a lot, get it checked out. A skilled musculoskeletal provider can differentiate between the two and get your knee feeling better. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain at the back of my knee that hurts when I walk and sometimes gives a pulling sensation?

Why do I have pain at the back of my knee that hurts when I walk and sometimes gives a pulling sensation?

Could be: Baker's cyst, tendinitis, or thrombophlebitis. If it is the latter, it could lead to pulmonary embolism, so you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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When I walk the back of my knee hurts what is that?

When I walk the back of my knee hurts what is that?

Many things: This could be many things. You really need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon.
It could be a muscle strain, a capsule strain, a meniscus tear, arthritis, and the list goes on. You would benefit from an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I went knee "left" first into a pole and now both sides of my knee hurts and the back of it also hurts and it does hurt to walk or bend "left knee"

Probably contusion: A direct blow to the knee most commonly causes a contusion, a bruise to the soft tissues and the bone.
It can also cause bursitis, an inflammation of the tissue in front of the knee.
If there is significant swelling or instability, it may be worth seeing a doctor to have it examined to be sure there is no internal injury. ...Read more

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I played an intense game of soccer yesterday, and now the back of my thigh (behind the knee) hurts when I stretch, walk or try to run?

I played an intense game of soccer yesterday, and now the back of my thigh (behind the knee) hurts when I stretch, walk or try to run?

Hamstring: You probably have a strained hamstring. Take some time off, rest, ice, and stretch your hamstrings. If it doesn't improve over a week, consult your primary care doctor ...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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Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular (PAD- peripheral artery disease) in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain with bruising I barely can run and walk up stair. I was told it was a grade 1 sprain. It only hurts in the back of knee?

I am experiencing knee pain with bruising I barely can run and walk up stair. I was told it was a grade 1 sprain. It only hurts in the back of knee?

REST that: Knee. STOP running! LIMIT stair climbing and apply heat where it hurts...pain in the back of the knee (POLITEAL area) is sometimes from a POPLITEAL CYST which inn-turn may be associated with mensceal (Internal cartilage) pathology. Consult with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) an MRI may be indicated,

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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My right knee hurts the back side really bad hurts wen I walk touch or rub it. What could the cause be?

My right knee hurts the back side really bad hurts wen I walk touch or rub it. What could the cause be?

Pain behind knee: When the focal area of knee pain is in the back (called the "poplieteal fossa"), one disorder to suspect is a large cyst behind the knee joint, which is known as a baker's cyst. An ultrasound test can be used to confirm this. Treatment is either wait and watch or surgical removal of the cyst. ...Read more

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Help pls. Should I seek pro. Help if behind my knee hurts wen I bend it, put pressure, and walk? Pain began several days ago.

Help pls. Should I seek pro. Help if behind my knee hurts wen I bend it, put pressure, and walk? Pain began several days ago.

Yes: These symptoms sound very amenable to seeing a professional, getting a prompt diagnosis, and will likely help you feel better much sooner. ...Read more

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So recently I had a cramp in my calf which move up behind my knee hurts so bad to walk or lay down just hurts so bad what could it be?

So recently I had a cramp in my calf which move up behind my knee hurts so bad to walk or lay down just hurts so bad what could it be?

DVT Phlebitis WOW: Severe calf pain can be due to a muscle strain. However, complains of severe calf pain enhanced by laying down or walking, suggests that the problem is more serious. You need to have your leg evaluated immediately to make sure your pain is not due to a blood clot in the leg. I would not wait too long to have this seen as the lack of treatment could have catastrophic consequences. ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: May be Bakers cyst, tendonitis, hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots, bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I walk upstair around outstside?

My knee hurts when I walk upstair around outstside?

Anterior knee pain: Anterior knee pain is quite common. It typically involves irritation of the cartilage from the area surrounding the knee cap. It is made worse with stairs, kneeling, and squatting. Easy things to try initially include a low impact quadriceps strengthening exercise including riding a bike, elliptical machine or swimming. If you have locking of the knee, you should consult a physician. ...Read more

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My left knee hurts when I walk or sit for long periods of time. What is it?

My left knee hurts when I walk or sit for long periods of time. What is it?

Knee pain on sitting: The causes of persistent knee pain vary with age. The most common cause of knee pain worse with sitting is arthritis usually due to trauma or a fall. Most commonly for middle-aged and older adults, it represents degenerative arthritis. An anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen will relieve the ache. Other causes include torn meniscus, ligament sprain, and bruising of the patella (knee cap). ...Read more

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58 years old knee hurts when I walk unless I hunch forward but does not hurt while running or cycling. What's going on? Thx.

58 years old knee hurts when I walk unless I hunch forward but does not hurt while running or cycling. What's going on? Thx.

Uncertain: This is not clear, but it is unlikely arthritis and more likely bursitis or tendinitis. When you get your evaluation besides examination you have imaging and x-rays and possibly other studies to help clarify. ...Read more

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Inside of knee hurts when I walk fast, put to much weight on it, run, and jump but no swelling?

Inside of knee hurts when I walk fast, put to much weight on it, run, and jump but no swelling?

Varies: There are numerous potential causes, the three most common are usually an early degeneration on the medial aspect of the tibia, or a meniscal tear of the medial meniscus, or a tendonitis at the pea anserine area. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely reveal the cause, I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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My left knee hurts when I walk. There is no bruise lumps, bumps.?

My left knee hurts when I walk. There is no bruise lumps, bumps.?

Most likely: Early arthritis, when move more friction happen in the knee which could cause some pain, try advil (ibuprofen) 2 of them and before you walk if that help, most likely that it. ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I walk long distances or when I run, I went to physical therapy but that didn't help at all..

My knee hurts when I walk long distances or when I run, I went to physical therapy but that didn't help at all..

Knee pain: Causation can be mutifactorial, Do both knees hurt? How long have you had this? Do NSAIDs help? Have you recently increased the amount of walking or running? Do u have any pain at night? You need to seek follow up with an Orthopaedic dr. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, My knee hurts when I walk I don't think it is something to do with bones, neithermuscles... I know how they hurt. For this one, today when?

Knee pain: Knee pain per se may or may not suggest an underlying disease which may include arthritis versus soft tissue changes like meniscus or cartilage injury. I recommend being seen by an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist for further evaluation and your specific case. ...Read more

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My right hip bone and knee hurts when I walk or run. They have been hurting for 2 months. No injuries, what should I do?

My right hip bone and knee hurts when I walk or run. They have been hurting for 2 months. No injuries, what should I do?

Hip and knee: There are many potential running related causes for pain in your hip and knee. This can vary from inflammatory issues such as tendinitis/bursitis to more serious issues such as stress fractures, cartilage tears, etc. See an orthopedist for an evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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My right knee hurts when I walk sometimes and a bruise appears. I have insoles, take multivitamins and not lime disease.?

My right knee hurts when I walk sometimes and a bruise appears. I have insoles, take multivitamins and not lime disease.?

Deserves evaluation: Some conditions can't be readily diagnosed online. There are many possible causes, such as chondromalacia or a torn meniscus. I do want to esp. Comment on your saying "not lyme." lyme is surprisingly common. The standard elisa screening test misses at least half the cases & even the standard western blot gives many false negatives so you could have lyme even if your test was negative. See comment:. ...Read more

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Am experiencing knee pain. It hurts when I walk or stand for long periods. I've had a knee injury before. It goes away when I rest?

Am experiencing knee pain. It hurts when I walk or stand for long periods. I've had a knee injury before. It goes away when I rest?

Knee pain: Given that you have had a knee injury before the pay may be related. There could be Ligament injury which can get worse if proper rehab is not done. Will be worth while seeing your GP and getting it reviews an referee for am mri. ACC could be initiated if it is thought to be injury related ...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