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Cold Sensation In Knee
Torn ligament in both knees, now I have a cold sensation on knee caps. Also knee can Burns when ice is applied?
See ortho: If you have not seen an Orthopedist yet, now is the time as torn ligament is not a trivial issue since it may lead to permanent disability if not properly treated. ...Read more
Not sure: Sounds innocuous. But if you get it often ask your family doc. ...Read more
Burning or a cold sensation associated with my left knee below yhe knee cap no swelling that I can tell but it does have a puple color like a bruise?
Nonspecific: These symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to some irritation of superficial nerve cells in the skin rather than a true inflammatory process of a tendon. Unless pain, more discoloration, or limitation of motion develop, I would hold off on any treatment or investigation at this time. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
I have a weird sensation in my left knee, like it is wet and cold, but it isn't. What in the world could cause that?
Complex: The weird sensation on the side of your knee sound like paresthesia. This means abnormal sensations, often related to some nerve issues. This can be related to sitting in an unusual position or with some pressure on the nerve that part of the knee, usually associated with some numbness and tingling as well. Other causes may include other injuries in the area. But if bothering you best is to see md. ...Read more
It feels like there's cold water dripping down on my left knee but it's dry. Why do I have this sensation?
Meralgia Peristhetic: The scary problem is only annoying. A nerve that exits your pelvis just under the bony point in the front is the culprit. It is irritated, often by tight clothing, and along with the wetness you may feel numbness on the outer side of the thigh with a cold feeling. Because it is numb people often burn themselves trying to warm it up. The nerve is the anterior femoral cutaneous. Nothing helps! ...Read more
Recently I have been feeling a cold wet sensation on my right leg about 6 inches below the knee. What could be causing this.?
But not wet?: If you have the sensation of cold wetness without actually being cold / wet then it could indicate an abnormality with a nerve coming from the spine or a superficial sensory nerve. It is definitely a weird sensation! See your doctor for a check up to make sure your neurological exam is otherwise normal. ...Read more
I have had an intermittent sensation of a cold, wet spot just below my left knee, on the outer side. Not actually wet, just feels that way. Causes?
Sensation: When people describe things with warm or cold or wet or burning, I usually think about the cause as something neurological in nature, such as a pinched nerve or compressed nerve somewhere. Especially if you have not had any trauma to your knee. Sounds like you need to get an an evaluation from your doctor. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in my knee that also feels cold at times but the skin is normal to touch. What could this be?
For the past 2 nights I've had the strangest sensation in my right leg. Dull pain behind my knee, hot and cold sensations, and numbness. Any ideas?
I am experiencing a cold and wet sensation in my left calf. Have also been experiencing pain in back of knee. Foot bone issues as well. Why the cold?
Sensations vary: If there is swelling not related to infection, it can reduce blood supply to the area and blood keeps the temp up to normal - when it's less, the area gets cooler. Massage or rubbing gently can sometimes bring blood in to warm it up. See a Dr for physical therapy referral and Rx devices if possible. Problems of this sort can influence other systems and are worth treating! ...Read more
Knee pain, grinding sensation, locking and cracking some times gives way, if I put my hand on it I can feel it grinding worse in the cold. Any idea?
Many possibilities: Could be some arthritis (though you are young), a meniscal tear, scar tissue, or a loose body. Some people just have crackling knees without anything serious wrong with the knee. It really depends on many things...Did you have surgery before, or a major injury? It sound like you should see a sports doctor to at least have an exam and xrays. ...Read more
Do all low back disk problems require surgery? This is driving me crazy the sensation in my leg is unreal it is burning and cold mostly in my knee?
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
I'm having a tingling, numbing, almost burning sensation on the side of my right leg, below my knee and into my foot but yet it feels cold?
Sciatic stimulation: You have identified your sciatic notch and are stimulating the nerve going through that area. Congratulations. Your prize is stinging sensations all the way down to the knee and if you keep probing you could get it to shoot right into the big toe! What may be cooler is if you could stimulate your own sciatic nerve and have someone else feel the zap behind their knee! That'd be crazy! LOL ...Read more
I've been getting a painful, pulling sensation in the outer part of my knee. Why is this happening, and is there anything I can do to relieve it?
Ligament?: This complaint is very difficult to diagnose without a good exam and possibly some X-rats and an MRI scan if a severe knee joint problem. I suggest yourfind a good sports med doctor or Orthopedic doc to look at this for more answers about the ligaments or your knee joint- I can't tell for sure here just by history ...Read more
Knee: Sensation from popliteal artery can be felt as a pulsing sensation in a small percentage of normal people. It could be associated with abnormalities of popliteal blood vessels, in bakery's cyst due to synovial fluid in back of the knee to name a few. Get it followed with your doctor. ...Read more
Sometimes: A meniscal injury can cause that, see an orthopedic doctor if persists. ...Read more
2 weeks ago a stereo fell on my knee, it's been painful since and locks often but today I've been having a pinprick sensation. Any idea as to why?? ta
Meniscal tear: There are multiple possibilities, but of you injured your knee and it is now "locking up" on you, you may have sustained a meniscal tear. The knee has two menisci that act as cartilage suctions between the femur and tibia. When they are injured they can tear and this is one of the more common causes of a knee locking up. Don't hesitate to be seen, an MRI may be helpful. ...Read more
I've been getting an odd wet sensation on my lower thigh just above the back of my knee. I noticed it 4 days ago at first it wasn't painful just annoy?
Curious, but not: Unheard of. Typically, an unusual sensation--sensing wet but it isn't! --is a manifestation of nerve dysfunction, most probably a small fiber neuropathy. Curiously, the location you report---the leg/thigh--is one of the more common sites reported for this unusual wet sensation. Neuropathies can be caused by diabetes, metabolic abnormalities, toxic exposures, etc. A neurologist can help sort this out ...Read more
I have been having a vibration sensation behind my right knee. It's not painful but very annoying It happens about every 15-20 seconds. It's becomin?
Normal: This is just a small spasm of the muscles and does not indicate anything serious. Some people get in their eyelid, lip area, belly, legs, arms etc. It will go away! ...Read more
I work as a chef, which means prolonged standing, I have much pain, discomfort and a grinding sensation when I bend my knees, when cleaning on honkers?
Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be further evaluated. One can start with a primary care doctor, who can refer to a rheumatology or an orthopedic doctor. A rheumatologist knows a lot about arthritis. A physical medicine doctor may also be helpful. A physical medicine doctor is a physiatrist or pm&r doctor, who is knowledgeable in nerve pain, muscle problems, and physical therapy. X-rays are usually needed. ...Read more
Outside vs inside: Inside the knee, I worry about your meniscus which could be torn or bruised. Torn acl, PCL could cause instability and clicking. If in front of knee, the knee cap may be sliding in it's groove improperly. Could also be a ganglion, para-meniscal cyst, or plica syndrome. Outside the knee could be the iliotibial band anserine tendons. ...Read more
Tight tendons: A common cause of posterior knee pain in adolescents it having tight hamstrings. As one hits puberty, the bones can grow faster than the tendons and muscles. This can lead to pain in the knee cap area, as well as pain in the back of the knee as well. This usually resolves with stretching. ...Read more
I have pain inside my knee and I get this weird sensation that it goes down through my leg. What could it be?
Could be you knee or:
If you have a history of back pain, even at your young age it could be sciatica!
However, assuming that's not the case, then usually you may have an acute versus chronic problem...acute if sudden onset, you're athletic, and catching sensation then could be meniscus tear. ..chronic if onset over weeks or months and then could be chondromalacia patella, a softening of cartilage on the knee cap. ...Read more
Sometime when standing I feel a fluid building up above my right knee I move around and the sensation goes away otherwise it's not an issue?
Could be Bursitis:
Pl see attached link for a possible cause.
Looks like you have a minor problem that can be watched.
Hope you feel better. ...Read more