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Dull Ache In Leg Behind Knee
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.
29 f, prolactinoma not yet treated. Heavy leg today, asleep 4 min upon standing, dull ache/burn behind knee and weakness when walking. Could be DVT?
Be seen: There are a myriad of reasons for the symptoms you are describing, including vascular. You should be seen in order to evaluate these potential findings. Please promptly see a physician/health care provider.
Constant pain and dull ache on outer left calf and behind knee (popliteal area). Also, getting spasm on inner calf while at rest. Rest not helping?
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.
Dull ache: See your doctor or a vascular doctor to rule out a deep vein thrombosis.
Keep getting pain in left leg from behind/side the knee down. No other feeling, just more like an ache. Notice it when I sit down only.
May be a cyst: You may have a popliteal cyst. These aren't generally dangerous. They can be detected on US, if the discomfort is very painful, I'd go in and have a physician's exam.
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?
Need a Dr to exam: You need a physician to exam your knee and images you might injured a ligaments before and this is aggravated now with specific movement you did you need x ray and possible MRI take it easy on you knee until you see dr and try to to put weight on it food luck
Ache pain in my legs at night. It hurts a lot especially calves and behind knees. Any suggestions?
Maybe cramps....: I agree with your primary dr.'s answer, but two things also need be considered. Phlebitis is more active at night because of dehydration and immbolity. And the veins of your leg cross behind your knee at the upper calf level. Then finally, a baker's cuyst may be presentm but can be excluded by ultrasound.See 1 more doctor answer
I am feeling some groin discomfort. Sometimes from sitting or laying in a certain way, sometimes feeling a dull ache in the left knee or leg as well.
The backs of my legs behind the knees has been sore for around 2 wks. I've done nothing out of the ordinary. What could be the problem? It's annoying.
My legs are very sore after sitting for a while. The back leg (behind the knees) hurts and I can't straighten my legs for a few seconds, then its fine.?
Knee pains: This sounds like degenerative arthritis of the knees, where the inflammation feels worse after you've been sitting for a while, and slowly gets better as you walk it out. If the pain is especially intense in the back of the knee, you might want to get checked for a "baker's cyst", which could be removed. Other problems could be: torn cartilage, inflammation of the knee cap, bursitis, even a clot.
Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this.
Why does my hip and leg get sore when I lie on it for too long and why is my leg getting shootin pains behind the knee?
Can't Answer: Too many unknowns yet... Was there an injury? Is there swelling or other problems with your leg or back? Consider seeing someone to get a full exam and discuss the full history of this problem.
What causes a dull ache in right leg? I broke my right femur a few years ago. Consistent pain in knee since break and now the dull ach.
Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here. And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?
Can be too active.: If you exercise a lot, like bike riding, this can cause pain in your thighs and legs. It would explain your knee pain also. A lot of bending over, like during housework or gardening, can do it too. I would say take it easy for a few days, and if your pain persists, see your doctor to see if there is some other cause. Some simple painkillers, like Aspirin or tylemol, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help.
Behind my knees there's a small muscle that are very sore. Hard to stretch legs. Been sore for a long time, now aches at night. Shld I stretch more?
Baker's cyst: See your physician for an examination, ask about an a possible fluid filled sac that can cause a hard mass behind the knee.
For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg. Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs. Can be quiet dull or sharp. I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer? Worried
Doubtful: Cancer is statistically extremely unlikely. Much more likely at your age would be conditions such as chondromalacia (wear and tear of the kneecap cartilage) or possibly cartilage wear and tear within the knee joint itself. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation since symptoms have been present for a month.See 1 more doctor answer
I have leg pain twice a week ish from knee down walking doesn't help or resting im 28 male its a dull ache from knee down mainly on the front and both legs?
Depends on Cause: There are many causes of leg pain. It could be something as simple as your foot wear. L if you run on a regular basis and suddenly increased your training it could be anything from shin splints to stress fractures. Muscular strains/overuse can cause this-may need to stretch more. Are you on your feet all day? Foot wear and the surface you work on could result in cumulative stress. Get it checked.
I woke up at night with my left leg feeling swollen and numb. It was gone next morning. There is a sore spot behind and below my left knee.
Leg swelling: If true swelling of the leg occurs and there is discomfort or tenderness behind the knee or in the calf, phlebitis is a concern and a leg ultrasound is recommended. A Baker's cyst is another possibility. In any event I feel that you should be examined by a physician and he/she will order any appropriate tests.