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Behind My Knee Tenderness
I am 45 years old with a nickel size bruise behind my knee...it is painful to touch. Area is tender but not red and slightly swollen. 6 flights recent?
Please get examined.: The examination should include a careful physical examination, ultrasound, & lab tests. This should be dealt with with all haste. Please let me know the results of your evaluation. ...Read more
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 discovered a very deep and dark purple bruise behind my knee 2 days ago...It is swollen a bit and very sore. I do not remember hitting or banging it?
I pulled a muscle behind my knee a month ago. It is still sore and it hurts. Will a walking boot help??
It's a good idea to : Be evaluated by a doctor. Because a walking boot comes lower than the knee it may not be helpful. ...Read more
Several reasons: When you tear your acl you not only injury the ligament but can also damage the joint capsule & joint surface. I would discuss this with your doctor to find out what was found out at surgery. In the interim i would suggest mild anti-inflammatories, ice it at night. Continue to stretch and do low impact exercises. ...Read more
How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.
I am 24.Woke up to knee pain. Knees buckling, tender to the touch and slightly swollen. Hurts to bend and straighten. What could be the cause?
See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer