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2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

This may be related : to anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation . Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Nerve pain: Hi, nerve pains are usually burning form, the way you are describing it, it sounds more like nerve compression pain. If you have swelling of the Calf, a Doppler ultrasound would be helpful to make sure there is no blood clot ...Read more

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Pain behind knee outerside, pain shooting butt to foot, burning from knee down, foot arch pain. Bad pain behind knee a few days ago after suddenmotion?

Pain behind knee outerside, pain shooting butt to foot, burning from knee down, foot arch pain. Bad pain behind knee a few days ago after suddenmotion?

Shooting pain: sounds like "sciatica" could be due to a lumbar disc pressing on the nerve to detect this will need CT SCAN or MRI , the other possible cause is called piriformis syndrome usually after certain type of exercises stretching to far of lifting ...Read more

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I had major abdominal surgery 11 days ago. A few days now, pain behind knee and on calf. The pain is either very sharp, or burning. Had uss, no dvt.

Pain: Two options: 1: Go to the nearest Emergency facility - have some one take you there. 2: Call your abdominal surgeon as early as possible on Monday. The ER today would be my strongest recommendation. ...Read more

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What causes knee burning pain?

What causes knee burning pain?

Many causes.: It could be arthritis, soft tissue inflammation or a meniscal tear, just to name a few possibilities. Any of these could cause a burning sensation within the knee. See am orthopedic knee specialist, who can get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lateral knee when kneeling. What is wrong?

Burning pain: There could be several causes and joint specialist may have different opinion, but burning pain is often nerve irritation, sometimes compression by a cyst or problem with the tissues from or near the knee, irritating the nerve in that area. If only happens when kneeling, it is likely that action causing pressure on nerve. ...Read more

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I have severe burning pain in my right knee when I y down at night.

I have severe burning pain in my right knee when I y down at night.

Pain: You may have some degenerative arthritis in your knee. If it continues to bother you an X-ray would help to get e definitive ciagnosis ...Read more

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Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Medial knee pain: May be trauma to tendon though over time should diminish or bone bruise -takes a long time to heal months- or meniscus injury Try motrin or aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or kinesiotape on the knee f/u with doc ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more