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Cyst Behind The Knee Cap
Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Cyst full of fluids: A baker's cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee. The pain can get worse when you fully flex or extend your knee or when you're active. It is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: A rupture of either the quadriceps tendon (above kneecap) or of the patella tendon (below kneecap) are both treated surgical especially if it is a complete tear. These two tendons are critical for proper knee function. They are responsible for straightening the knee. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I twisted my rt knee bowling. It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot,bruise under knee?
Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch. The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.
Go see PCP: Your symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, and decreased range of motion are suggestive of inflammation. It can be as benign as a tendinitis if you recently did some strenuous exercising, or more serious if you are having fevers (it can be sign of infection or gout). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Fell directly on knee a week ago,there bruising ,can't touch the knee cap itself cause of pain,below knee cap its numb feeling,standing problems
Baker's cyst: Your knee very likely has cartilage wear and has an effusion, or joint swelling. Some of the fluid from the knee joint can drain to the back of the knee causing a swelling, called a baker's cyst. These are usually painful, unless they burst when the fluid can enter the calf muscles and cause swelling and burning there. The other source of swelling behind the knee can be a clot. Get seen. ...Read more
Feels tight behind knee cap on lt. leg. Feels like metal knee brace on sides of knee, and femur pushing down hard on tibia. Knee cracks when turning.
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Sudden pain behind my knee that radiates around the inner side of my knee to the front of the knee below the kneecap on the inner side. Burning sensat?
Depends: There are several structures on the inside or medial aspect of the knee. The mcl ligament, medial meniscus and then you also have several tendons that attach just below the inside of the knee. The patella tendon is located at the knee cap so that shouldn't cause pain on the inside of the knee. ...Read more
Sudden knee pain; noticeable swelling; no injury; just below r kneecap follows around to the inside side of knee and goes behind knee. What can it be?
Pain followed by : Swelling means injury/tear.C ur doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
Soreness behind right knee when bending it. Have partial knee replacement on left side of knee. No current injury. Esp difficult to remove shoes.
Infection?: Lymph nodes typically swell near sites of infection. An infected knee bursa could cause nearby lymph nodes to swell. Potential infections should always be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Visible swelling, lateral side of knee along joint line upon extension. Swelling moves to front of the knee when flexed. What injury is this?
Meniscal tear: Sounds like swelling arises from within the knee joint, indicating something is wrong inside the knee. Alternatively, if you are a runner or cyclist, iliotibial band bursitis could cause similar symptoms. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, rest this weekend, and see a sports medicine or orthopedic doctor next week. ...Read more
Pain right at the bend of the knee, medial, slightly behind the knee and inner thigh pain. Feels like a tendon might snap when running. Any ideas?
Stop if hurts.: Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Continuing any activity that is causing pain can worsen the pain and the damage. Some pain is expected with training as muscles strengthen and endurance improves but new pain means something else. Unless we are getting millions as pro athletes, don't risk damage. Get checked to see if all's well or not and how to avoid future pain. ...Read more
My right knee hurts on the lateral side. Right below the knee cap there is swelling but more to the lateral side. Fluid inside hurts a lot. HELP?
Patello femoral: A common condition in women is inflammation under the kneecap (patella) - which can lead to extra fluid in the knee joint, and pain under the patella. Other possibilities include injury from a direct blow, or cartilage tear (meniscus injury can occur with use or with twisting). An orthopedist can evaluate and describe options for you. ...Read more