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Behind My Knee Sensitivity
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
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 have started having intense stinging pain behind my knee...It hurts to bend it. I haven't injured myself at all recently. What is this?
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
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?
So I hurt my leg @ work picking up some boxes now I have this pain like pitching behind my knee hurts to bend or anything else I try to do I went to t?
Sudden pain behind my knee that radiates around the inner side of my knee to the front of the knee below the kneecap on the inner side. Burning sensat?
See orthopedist: May just be a baker's cyst that is inflamed, but needs to be checked out. ...Read more
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