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Behind My Knee Pressure
I have pain behind my knee. It hurts to straighten, put pressure, lift my leg, and I'm limping. What do I need to do to alleviate this problem.
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
I have a bad strain behind my knee, I can't bend my leg and when I walk I can't put any pressure on it without hurting, what should I do?
I feel pressure in the back of my right leg. There is swelling behind my knee and a mild tingling in my right foot. Whatshould I do?
Get it checked!!!: Get examined because several there are conditions such as a baker's cyst that can present themselves in the back of the knee and pinch a nerve to cause tingling in the toes. You also have to rule out a more serious clot (dvt). Examination and tests such as an ultrasound (doppler) would be used to diagnose. ...Read more
Baker's cyst: By far the most common cause for pain in this location is a benign baker's cyst. These sit between the hamstring muscle/ tendon group and the calf (gastrocsoleus) muscles. Most common cause iskneearthritis w/ a degenerative meniscus (cartilage) tear. The tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and allow joint fluid to escape into the back of the knee and form the cyst. ...Read more
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?
Knee pain: Please see your doctor or ask for a referral to an Orthopedist. ...Read more
Tendon: It depends. There tendons and muscles that insert there, and you may have an injury. If it worsens or doesn't show improvement over the next several days, you can visit your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...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
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
Consult doctor: It could be ruptured muscle, or ruptured cyst which can be confirmed by scan, please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Could be: A Bakers cyst but get checked out to get examined ...Read more
When I sit down "criss-cross-applesauce" I get a pain on the right side (behind my knee). It happens if I land wrong too. Can this be a problem?
Possible: Pain behind the knee can be from tendons, hamstrings especially, which insert onto the back of the knee or possibly a Bakers" Cyst which can "pop out" from the knee. It is the synovial lining of your knee. Less likely would be a blood clot, but this would not come and go and it would be associated with swelling. ...Read more
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.
Baker's Cyst: A "hernia" of the knee is pushing of the cushioning sac between the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bones (tibia and fibula); it is rarely called a "hernia". When upright and the knee is completely straight, a cystic swelling may appear as a bulging mass on the inside of the knee pit below the skin creases. Physical exam by an orthopedist will usually confirm the diagnosis. They can be removed. ...Read more
Orthopedic eval: You should see an orthopedist. A pop sound and impaired ability to bear weight are suspicious for a soft tissue injury to the ligaments or tendons in the knee. In the short term, you can ice it, elevate it, compress it with an ace wrap, and take some Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more
I have a thumping like behind my knee and I can see it thumping and feel it is that normal? 14 femal
Try: Try and see if the thumping is in time with your pulse, or if it appears to be from a muscle spasm. If you can see palpable pulse, that would be very concerning and you should be seen immediately. If you are having muscle spasms, you could try taking an anti-inflammatory and observe, but if it persists or you have pain or new symptoms then you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more
I started feeling a pull or pop behind my knee when I walk. I didn't do anything strenuous to feel like this?
I am 33 and I have a pain behind my knee whenever I kneel down or bend by knee more than 90 degrees and push knee out.?
I have a weird indentation about 2 inches long and mildly irritated feeling at the back of my leg, behind my knee. What is this?
See doctor: The weird indentation with mild irritation at the back of knee needs to be seen by a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to be treated ...Read more
I'm going to have an orreous structure approx. 1.4X1.1 mm removed behind my knee. What is the estimated time of recovery from such surgery?
I assume you mean: "osseous structure. " That's a very small piece of bone. However, the estimated time of recovery includes the degree to which it may have invaded adjacent bone or other structures, how deep it is and how difficult it is to remove. Certainly you can ask your orthopedic surgeon beforehand, but s/he may not be able to give you a good estimate until AFTER the surgery. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
I had a baby 6 months ago. About 1 1/2 2months ago I noticed some blue spots behind my knee undernieth where it creases. Should I be concerned?
Varicose Veins: Those blue spots are likely varicosities (varicose veins) that remained after the pregnancy. A big uterus with a baby sometimes compresses on your vena cava and prevents blood from flowing up and out of your legs and so it leads to bulging vessels, unfortunately. Nothing to worry about unless these vessels harden, get red, or get painful. ...Read more
I've been having very bad pain behind my knee radiating down into my calf for about a week and a half, and has been getting worse. What should I do?
Extremely bad pain behind my knee. It's keeping me up because no matter what position I lay in bed it throbs. Is it worth going to ER or wait til AM?
If it hurts so bad U: And can't sleep, U might as well go in now. I'm worried about so much sudden pain. A blood clot must be ruled out. This can b a life threatening condition. Risk for clot is raised by hours of sitting still, as in traveling in car/plane, trauma to the leg or knee, or family history of blood clots. Go get checked. Good luck ...Read more