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Behind My Knee Are Tender
Hi Doc. I'm a 26 year old female. Have no history of injury. I recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. No swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. It comes and goes without warning
Plantaris muscle : The plantaris muscle starts just above the back of your knee and goes down to your Achilles tendon at the heel. It is right in the middle of your calf. It doesn't stretch well. If overstretched It could give symptoms similar to what you described. Stretching the calf muscles by letting heels drop with balls of feet on a step usually helps. ...Read more
Pain behind my knee and upper calf but not when I am still. When i first walk it hurts but then s just a little sore?
I fell, since then my leg is painful behind my knee. It radiates up and down a bit. It is worst when fully extended and when changing positions.
Sprain: Sprain of muscle or ligament is likely. If there is swelling, discoloration or severe tenderness, have your physician examine you. Otherwise, try cold applications for 48 hours and then heat; NSAIDS like ibuprofen and wearing a ACE knee brace should help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My knee started to feel like it needs to pop a day ago. I tried kicking etc to try and make it pop.but wont. There's pain behind my knee.what do i do?
Could be: a Bakers cyst but get checked out to get examined ...Read more
I was out raking leaves and I felt something pop behind my knee. A little pain but then went away. 6 hours later having pain when I walk. Any thoughts?
Se orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Lymph nodes?: Painful bumps behind the knee could be lymph nodes, which generally appear in response to local inflammation or infection, below that knee for example, like in the shin, calf or foot. If there's no infection or inflammation evident, or if they've been there for more than two weeks, you need to see a local doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
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