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Dull Ache In Back Of Knee
I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?
Blood clot?: Doubtful. Have you been traveling? Need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...Read more
? Hernia? Back Disc: Unlikely cancer! sometimes small groin hernias will push on nerves very early, before you can feel a lump, and cause the kind of pain that you're describing. Another possibility is a herniated disc in your back, pressing on the nerves to go to these areas. You need to see a physician to sort this out, may need x-rays, and perhaps even a referral to a specialist. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more
After standing for a while or when running, I get a dull ache behind my leg--in the tops of my calves, right under the back of my knees. Why?
Achilles Tendonitis: Probable achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help to. If it doesn't get better visit your local doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Had lower back problems for years can it affect a knee injury 2 years ago where I still feel dull ache pain in my knee?
I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?
Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more
Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?
My husband wakes up with sore legs often. Its dull aches from toes to knees and lower back. He thinks its from walking in flip flops. Do you agree?
Yes: Flip flops offer no support for your feet and arches. As a result the arches fall or pronate. This creates an imbalance which places more pressure on the inside or medial aspect of both feet. There is more pressure on the toes and there is internal rotation or torque on both knees, hips. This will make hom tip forward when he stands and place more strain on his lower back. Try rainbow sandals. ...Read more
Woke up with my left hip swollen and sometimes a dull ache, to a burning sensation from the top of my hip down the back of my leg to almost my knee hurting. It's difficult to walk on, I've taken Advil and had a warm shower but nothing is relieving?
Need more history?: Did you injure yourself? You should go to see a doctor right awAy. Sounds like you may have an issue here. Get. He Jed our and give a good history of the issue as best you remember ...Read more
I have a dull ache in the lower right side of my back. I have been on ibuprofen for arthritis in my knee for a few months. Is this my kidney acting up?
Kidney mid back: You are right to be concerned about kidney damage with regular use of Ibuprofen. The kidney is tucked under the ribs in your back. If this is where you are having pain or there is blood in your urine then be checked. Otherwise have a routine review of your kidneys because of your medication. All the best. ...Read more
Hard to say: Most likely the ache is coming from inside the knee but without an exam unable to say. ...Read more
My back keeps going out, my knee keeps locking and im in so much pain everywhere and so sore that its hard to do things and I'm only 16!?
You need evaluation: It's hard to be clear with what's going on, but you need to see your physician and you may need to be referred to a rheumatologist. I cannot tell if this is a mechanical or inflammatory or even a possible hereditary problem. These are the things your physician needs to evaluate and help clarify it for you ...Read more
What could be wrong? I bend my knee with weight or move it to quick to the side I get sharp pain then a dull ache on the inside of my knee
My knee hurts but the upper part of it. When I bend it it hurts a lot and any other time its a dull ache, this is the first time it has hurt this much?
Years of pounding: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possible reasons that you may have pain in the knees and back, but try cushioned arch supports like spenco polysorb insoles - cross trainer style (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). ...Read more
I have an intense ache under my left outer armpit, which will sometimes radiate through my back to my knees?
Have a dull ache deep in leg above the knee. Now it's starting to go up side of my leg. Doesn't feel muscular.
Pain/dull aching of right knee when seated, or when bending of the right knee in any way. Usually fine when lying down or walking though?
See doctor: Sound like you have had some evaluation of this knee. Ask your doctor to refer you to orthopedic. Something has been missed here. Try that and let’s see if the problem can be found ...Read more
My left knee frequently locks. When it happens, I pop it back in place. Hours later, it is sore and painful to bend/extend. What can it be?
Is it both knees or: Just one? How often has it been going on? Is it only while doing certain positions, or certain movements, like going up stairs, going down stairs, when sitting, when standing. It can be like popping a joint, and you are hearing it 'pop' in place. So it could feel uncomfortable when you extend or flex it. If it gets inflamed, you need to see a doctor and get it imaged. ...Read more
I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?
Investigate why?: Sounds like it could be a Bakers cyst! These are knee fluid collection in a cyst behind the knee, likely as a result of trauma, wear and tear, i.e. A torn meniscus?, should get an MRI to better understand why this is occurring! A support may make it worse! Need to find out what causes the fluid buildup up! May need to aspirated knee, please see a rheumatologist or Ortho, Best! ...Read more
I've had intermittent aching knee pain since I was a child. Now21. No injuries. Worse at night. Sometimes lower back/knee pain. What could this be?
Evaluate: There is little information in your question as for a diagnosis or a suspicion of a diagnosis. You need to see a rheumatologist and you need to be examined, a 20 years old pain it is not usual as for problems usually get better or get worse. ...Read more
I was sitting on this chair that's attached to a cane and it broke on me, and my right knee moved all the way back, now its sore, did I mess it up?
Sprain: This is a sprain type injury. However if swelling develops, an internal knee joint injury like torn cartilage or ligament is possible. At this time I recommend cold applications for 48 hours along with rest, elevation of your leg and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (with food). If you develop severe pain and swelling, consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I had a bilateral release on my knee over 3 yrs ago, its still sore, anything I can take that will help the nerves grow back faster? Cant work cause of
I'm have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?
I have been getting aches and pain in my legs, thighs and back of my knees. I am 24 year old female.?
Too little info: If these symptoms are uncomfortable and persist, U will need to C your doc for a diagnosis. Things to note are what makes the discomfort better/worse, the intensity of the pain on a 1-10 scale, the durration and pattern of the pain. Is there any tenderness to touch, redness, swelling, etc. Good luck ...Read more
I have swollen lyph nodes in the back of each knee which are very visible. Swollen but not sore. What can this be?
Lymph nodes?: How do you know they're lymph nodes? That's a very unusual place for lymph nodes. More likely they're bakers cysts. See your your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
I have an ache pain under the front of my knee cap, and also a deep pain in the back of my knee. What is going on?
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