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What causes arthritis in the knee i don't think I have this b/c i didn't injured myself the pain is awful front of knee & back pain?

What causes arthritis in the knee i don't think I have this b/c i didn't injured myself the pain is awful front of knee & back pain?

Osteoarthritis: The most likely reason is ligament or cartilage damage. This leads to excessive sliding and grinding of the joint. This results in osteoarthritis which in this case is degenerative wear and tear of the knee joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours?The front,side,and back of knee hurts after each work day.

What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours?The front,side,and back of knee hurts after each work day.

For yourself?: There can be many factors in a young person including high heel use, patellofemoral syndrome from muscle overuse, juvenile arthritis or other type or rheumatologic condition, meniscal injury ...Read more

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I have knee pain but it isn't the front of my knee it is the back of my knee. I am 18 years old and I am a female. what is wrong with me???

I have knee pain but it isn't the front of my knee it is the back of my knee. I am 18 years old and I am a female. what is wrong with me???

Tricky.: without an exam, I can only give general information. And muscles and tendons are back there. There is also a sac of fluid inside the knee (bursa) that often pops out the back ...Read more

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I'm having severe L knee pain in the front, inner side, & back of my knee. I've had pain for a few years & haven't sustained an injury. Any ideas?

I'm having severe L knee pain in the front, inner side, & back of my knee. I've had pain for a few years & haven't sustained an injury. Any ideas?

Needs to be checked: Severe knee pain in a young person should be evaluated by an orthopedic doctor, especially if it has been several years. You could have patello-femoral syndrome, osgood-schlatter disease, osteochondritis dessicans. ...Read more

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I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

Need evaluation: There are many different possibilities as to the source of the pain. It could be due to a pinched nerve from the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hip disorder , muscle strain, or many other causes. Discuss first with your primary care physician to initiate the work up (physical exam/xrays ) and if the pain persists/progresses a referral to a spine specialist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain during softball normaly in the front of my Knee but today it was in the back I take 800mg of ibuprofen every day before I play for pain?

Bad knee pain during softball normaly in the front of my Knee but today it was in the back I take 800mg of ibuprofen every day before I play for pain?

Your 16: And have pain......find out why you have pain. Too much antiinflammatories can eat away the lining in your stomach and you can end up with an ulcer. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Need an evaluation: You have a knee Ed fusion, and swelling in the back is a Baker cyst, and that is compressing on certain structures. There are other things I can mimic this. You need to have imaging, and evaluation, fluid removed from the knee, and a good idea of what the internal structural problems that may be compressing the nerve or vascular structures in the back of the knee ...Read more

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Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when i walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!!.

Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when i walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!!.

Recommend Eval: With knee pain lasting a month, swelling and stiffness I would recommend you have the knee looked at. There are several possible causes to your symptoms; some that may be more concerning then others. Your knee may need to be drained (fluid removed). A more thorough history and exam of your knee seems necessary at this point. Consider a virtual consult as a starting point. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes back of knee pain?

What causes back of knee pain?

Baker's Cyst: There can be many causes of pain in the back of the knee. There could be a baker' cyst - a cyst which bulges into the back of the knee from the knee. Other causes can be blood clots, bursitis, tendons, cartilage, etc. ...Read more

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Sudden extreme back of knee pain?

Sudden extreme back of knee pain?

See ortho: could be ligament or meniscal injury.

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Why might someone have knee pain in front of knee?

Why might someone have knee pain in front of knee?

Anterior knee pain: Possibly patellofemoral syndrome, patellar or quad tendonitis, prepatellar bursitis, osgood-schlatter, patellar maltracking, pf djd. Those are the most common reasons. Also consider odd presentation of meniscal tears. ...Read more

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I am having knee pain on the sides and back of my knee. I can not bend or straighten it?

Karate kid injury?: If you have injured your knee, you may have damaged a cruciate or lateral ligament, cartilage, or other support structure. Rest, elevation, and ice may help out, but if you are having severe pain, or swelling you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I did landscaping for six years.Since then I have had chronic back and knee pain what should I do?

I did landscaping for six years.Since then I have had chronic back and knee pain what should I do?

Back and knee pain: There are many causes of back pain and knee pain. See your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your pain and then you can have proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having lateral front sided knee pain? Where is the Hoffa pad located? Please help me knee hurts a lot.

What are the symptoms of having lateral front sided knee pain? Where is the Hoffa pad located? Please help me knee hurts a lot.

Patellar maltracking: Most likely your patella tracks laterally and when your muscles are tight it increases the pain. ...Read more

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Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Probably overuse: Since this involves both knees, it is probably from overuse, especially since only the back of the knee. Take more frequent breaks to get up and walk around. Perform simple range of motion activities by moving the knee through full range of motion and stretch at the limits of motion when fully straight and fully bent. Ice may help if pain persists. Apply ice to painful area 15-20 min/hour. ...Read more

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Is there a link between lower back and knee pain?

Possibly: If your knee pain causes you to limp the altered mechanics of motion in your back may lead to pain. On the other hand if there is nerve compression in the back it may lead to nerve pain that radiates to the knee. Or there may be a problem in both areas. Careful evaluation is the key to diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could be causes of lower back and knee pain?

What could be causes of lower back and knee pain?

Many possibilities: The first question becomes are the symptoms stemming from one area of injury/pathology, or are the 2 pains separate entities? May be referred pain from back, may be systemic disease causing both, may be knee pain causing poor gait patterns leading to back pain, etc ( list goes on). Evaluation is always best, in order to let a specialist find the cause/causes and treat appropriately from there. ...Read more

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What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

Kneecap area.: Anterior knee pain refers to pain around the kneecap area, which is in the front of the knee. The back of the knee is the posterior side. ...Read more

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