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Cyst On Leg Near Knee
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
See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more
Sharp pains behind right thigh down past my knee. Knee not swelling, can't put weight on it. Feels like fire in back of leg. Hip replaced 2007?
Spuriously, yes: Varicosities in and of themselves do not cause knee pain(s), rather the extremity in question typically aches, feels "full, " and occasionally sharp pains may be sensed along the vein or its tributaries. The lesser saphenous vein starts near the lateral, posterior ankle and extends up to the popliteal fossa (the space behind the knee). Plan: ultrasound to assess for reflux, a baker's cyst or dvt. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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.
Compartment syndrome: Get an immediate orhtopedic evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
Had meniscectomy on left knee in aug, left side is swollen when bent. Thigh muscle irritated pain is 2?
Get supervised PT &: Continue with your orthopedist so your problem could be diagnosed and treated. It sound as you might have had another meniscal tear while recovering from your last surgery. He would be able to help, maybe with another surgery if necessary. Thigh muscles weakness can also cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao?
I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?
Could be serious.: Hemihypertrophy can mean a difference in length of the leg as well as girth of the leg. If you have suddenly noticed a difference in girth with searing calf pain and pitting edema, you need to go to the ER immediately because of the possibility of a blood clot. I believe in playing it safe since failure to treat could have devastating consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell hard on knee 3 wks ago. Initial swelling on knee, bruising, painful to touch. Now swelling above knee cap and 2 hard dime size balls on kneecap?
Prepatellar bursa: The lumps maybe hematoma as you may have injured the prepatellar bursa. Heat might help the lumps go away. If there's more to this you need an evaluation. We want to make certain that you don't have an infection ...Read more
Left thigh aches in spots. Left leg swollen & ankle. Ultrasound no blood clots. Leg tingling on and off. Knee clicking. Click in foot with movement.
That's alot : Going on why not see a doctor. I'm not even sure all those complaints are related. ...Read more
Pain in back, left leg thigh joint, left leg bone below knee, pain in foot bone near pinky toe & one beside it, glucose levels r elevated bordererline?
Localized top outer knee pain on R knee cap. Fell on it abt 3 yr ago. Pain when straightnd & while bending. Painful while bearing weight on it.
Get evaluated: Patello-femoral knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Knee pain is very common and some rest, NSAIDS, and therapy are usually helpful. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. Your fall a few years ago may have caused a bone contusion or cartilage injury. ...Read more
The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more
Knee swollen after long time working on them, then side of knee bruised on thigh, then foot swelled and looks bruised, what happened?left leg
Im Post-op L foot bunionextomy 7mo. Still Have numbness/stiff/sore in toe area. & L leg a constant pain/ache right above knee on inside thigh area?
Ask if Normal!: Recovering from a bunionectomy is based on many factors that can vary from patient to patient and even surgeon to surgeon. The important point to remember is that as the postoperative weeks go by, you should be enjoying improvement in your wound condition. Less swelling, less pain, less stiffness and less numbness not more. Prolonged symptoms can cause a change in mechanics causing new symptoms. ...Read more
I haveChondromalakia patella cervical radiculopathyright side,and now pain in my hip on the left side?
Migrating Pain: Chondromalacia patella can cause more than local pain in the knee. Our body tries to compensate for this by altering the biomechanics of our gait - so we "favor" the knee. As a result this can over-stress other joints, above and below. Hip pain is therefore not uncommon with knee issues, as well as the low back. A hip x-ray can be helpful to assess for a local issue vs. a referred problem. ...Read more
I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, i've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?
Bakers cyst: This is most likely a baker's cyst. This is a pouch of joint fluid collecting behind the knee. It can occur with most types of arthritis and with repetitive squatting. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. There are other more dangerous causes of a lump in this area. You should see your doctor to get a definite diagnosis. If you have calf pain and leg swelling go directly to the er. ...Read more