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Burning Sensation In Behind The Knee
A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more
I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?
Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days
? popliteal cyst?: Your symptoms are likely due to a popliteal cyst, also called a Baker's Cyst. It is a bursal fat pad that has become inflammed from weather or altered gait, among other causes. Anti-inflammatories are often prescribed for it, in fairly high doses, such as ibuprofen 600-800mg three to four times per day. If that doesn't work after a week or so, drainage and steroid injection may be necessary, . ...Read more
Hey hope you are well!! I have burning sensation behind both knees. A bruis on the side of my right one. In certain positions I get a stabbing pain from my calf to my upper leg. I work all day sitting down and already went to E R to make sure it was
Orthopaedics eval: 31 year old gentleman with bilateral burning posterior knee pain, radiating pain from thigh to calf. You need a physical exam and evaluation from a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. Your physical exam will include a straight leg raising test to evaluate radiculopathy, pain along a spinal nerve from your spine which can radiate to the lower extremities. Imaging tests and other maneuvers will help. ...Read more
I'm having a burning sensation behind my knee which is relieved by ibuprofen. But it's been about a week. No swelling in ankles or legs.?
I'm having a burning sensation in the tendons located behind my knee. It hurts when I stand and feel as if they will cramp up.
See your pcp: 'burning' pain in the popliteal fossa (behind the knee) and when u stand up sounds like you've irritated your hamstrings. Possibly u strained them somehow w/o knowing about it. Also, popliteal cysts can cause this pain as well. These are seen commonly w/ knee problems like a cartilage tear. See your pcp and possibly referral to orthopedic surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more
My husband has been having a baker's cyst behind his knee. Today he began to feel a burning sensation radiating throughout his calf muscle.?
Baker's cyst: Time to see an Orthopedic surgeon!Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a lump behind me knee and doctor says its a cyst. It is painful and at times can feel a burning sensation. Can it be dvt.
Unlikely: Although it is possible to be a dvt, the us would tell for sure. It is most likely a popliteal cyst commonly called a bakers cyst. They do sometimes cause symptoms like you describe. An orthopedist can treat this for you. ...Read more
My wife experiencing burning in the knees from past 5 days. Shez 25. 5'5 in height and weighs 170lbs. Wat must b the reason for the burning sensation?
A lot: Need to have an examination by an orthopedist. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation on the outside of my left knee mainly when I bend down but it is sensitive to the touch what could it be?
Be seen: It sounds like a sprained ligament, but could be other things as well. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
I have had burning sensation in my knees and elbows for over 2 years now. What could be causing this as it feels like its getting worse.?
I rubbed a pain oinment on knee and now I have a bad burning sensation and my knee is very red. Can you please give me an advice? Thank you.
Throw it away: Throw the ointment away and never use it again. ...Read more
Burning sensation in knees, worse in afternoon not really painful but annoying. Some throbbing No injury. Sitting down a lot during day. What cause?
Knee pain: Could be what's called chrondromalaciae patellae, which is common in your age group. Try stretching and anti inflammatories ...Read more
What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.
Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...Read more
I get a burning sensation at the back of my left knee whenever I crouch on the floor it only lasts 5 minutes it's it something I need to worry about?
Check locking: While many things can cause a bit of pain and swelling, locking usually implies something mechanically wrong inside your knee like a loose boy or meniscus tear that should be taken care of sooner rather than lTer ...Read more
Shingles: I always worry about shingles/zoster when patients describe weird itch or burning sensation w/o any visible rash. Unfortunately, this rash that looks like chickenpox (b/c it's reactivated chickenpox) usually follows a nerve pathway leaving a stripe of affected skin a few days later. See your Family Doc immediately to determine if you have shingles/zoster & can prevent neuropathic complications. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation above the knee cap when I touch the area. Also cannot bend the knee completely w/o pain?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation on the side of my knee. It is particularly painful if I kneel on it. It feels like a hot poker is being inserted.
Watch it.: Watch it. If it gets red, hot, swelling and very painful you should get it looked at today, otherwise, see your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more
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