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Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Eugene Ahn Dr. Ahn
Integrative Medicine
years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Played vball the other day, came down wrong on a jump, pain behind my knee&front under my knee cap. Noticeable swelling,what might the problem be? Thx

Played vball the other day, came down wrong on a jump, pain behind my knee&front under my knee cap. Noticeable swelling,what might the problem be? Thx

Could B a patellar-: -subluxation or instability, also this leads 2 chondromalacia under the patella, mal-alignment can cause it also. If U R exceptionally tall, Marfan's is also possible & can B Dx'd with blood test & genetic makeup shows this in the blood. U should get into C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Hi im simply askin for help for some problem ive been having behind my knee, it very itchy , red rash like bumps that hurt to and sting , pleasw help!

Wrong forum: You have an acute medical problem that requires the help of your doctor. In person. Health tap is here for education. We clearly state that this is not health care. We do not offer treatment. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
Sports Medicine
23 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Sadow Dr. Sadow
Pathology
13 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu Dr. Sandhu
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College
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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 . ...Read more

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Dr. Vinay Pampati Dr. Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery
13 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Marius Frasie Dr. Frasie
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Why do I have a throbbing pain behind my knee?

PAIN: Usualy you have pain because there is something wrong and to make you pay attention to the problem. As for a cause many possibilities some of them serious so get it checked asap( like a blood clot). ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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). ...Read more

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