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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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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

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