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Behind My Knee Tightness
My knee is killing me I have no injury hurts in front of knee cap & behind my knee tightness swollen hurts to walk or do anything what causes this?
I stand on a concrete floor for 3-4 hours. The backs of both legs, behind my knee feel tight, stingy. I use tensors & insoles. What more can I do?
Are you overweight?: Footwear for cushion should be checked, but venous insufficiency &a baker's cyst from chronic arthritis should be excluded, although the latter is less likely to be present behind both knees at the same time. A pcp evaluation should proceed a podiatrist footwear review to be complete. Calf stretches during your shift &a trial of thigh high support hose might also help. Lose weight if bmi >25. ...Read more
2 weeks after ACL reconstr. I fell knee tightness when walking but not when passively bending. Swelling is still there. Should i be worried?
P. Vera. GSV reflux below knee. Tightness in posterior and sides of calf. Tightness remedied w/ elevation. Is this a circulatory issue? Get venogram?
Reflux: Such vein problems can usually be managed nonoperatively with compression stockings and leg elevation. You do not need a venogram to make Dx. Venous duplex &/or PPG in an accredited vascular laboratory can confirm venous insufficiency. Reluctance to perform venogram or venous ablation with Hx P Vera as this makes you prone to clotting which could complicate either. Follow with vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard lump behind my knee that comes and goes it causes a big bulge at the back it can be painful when walking and feels tight what is it?
Cyst?: That is a common area for a fluid filled cyst to occur - usually in one of the the tendons of the posterior knee... Also known as a baker cyst. Should be looked at by md and evaluated -. ...Read more
I have a tight feeling behind my knee (posterior leg) after I sit down for a period of time and then stand up. What might be causing this?
Baker's cyst?: A Baker's or popliteal cyst is a herniation of fluid from the knee into the area behind the knee, usually due to some acute strain upon the knee with increased fluid therein. A Doppler of the leg would confirm the cyst and hopefully negate any blood clot, which is unlikely with your description. ...Read more
Stretch: Knee stiffness in teenagers if not associated with redness and swelling is typically related to tight hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles. Teenagers are still in their growth phase. Bones grow faster than muscles and tendons so it is not unusual for these to become tight as teenagers become taller. A good stretching program can be very helpful. Remember stretching needs to be done daily. ...Read more
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