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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.

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.

See a physician: First step is to see a doctor and establish a diagnosis. Possibilities include inflammatory arthritis, gout, infection, musculoskeletal injury, ruptured baker's cyst, blood clot, etc.

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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.

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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 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?

Knee pain: Could be hamstring or gastroc strain, possibly capsule or acl or PCL tears. Check with orthopedic surgeon, give good history, get good physical exam, get x-ray/imaging to check for bone injury. Initial ice, rest, brace, elevate.

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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?

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.

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Pain behind my knee when I sit to long. Also hurts when I try to bend it?

Pain behind my knee when I sit to long. Also hurts when I try to bend it?

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.

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Bruise behind my knee, what is this?

Bruise behind my knee, what is this?

A bruise: If it causes pain and does not improve, then have a doctor take a look.

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Why does my leg hurt behind my knee?

Why does my leg hurt behind my knee?

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.

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I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

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.

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I fell walking and now pain behind my knee, what is it?

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.

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Inner side, behind my knee hurts so much. Is there anything you recommend?

Inner side, behind my knee hurts so much. Is there anything you recommend?

Strengthen: Quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist.

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Heard a pop behind my knee. Sharp pain in the middle of the back of my knee.

Consult doctor: It could be ruptured muscle, or ruptured cyst which can be confirmed by scan, please discuss with your physician.

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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.

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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.

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.

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What to do if I have a hernia behind my knee, un-operable or operable?

What to do if I have a hernia behind my knee, un-operable or operable?

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.

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Is a bulge behind my knee a symptom of knee injury in the front?

Is a bulge behind my knee a symptom of knee injury in the front?

Yes it could be: Many time people come because of the blug behind the knee or the side of the knee, we take MRI we find meniscus tear or arthitis. Thanks.

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Had a pop behind my knee cap now hurts and can't put weight on it?

Had a pop behind my knee cap now hurts and can't put weight on it?

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).

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I have a thumping like behind my knee and I can see it thumping and feel it is that normal? 14 femal

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.