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Why are there stretch marks on the back of my knees? I didn't think it was possible to get them there?

Why are there stretch marks on the back of my knees? I didn't think it was possible to get them there?

Yes: Although stretch marks occur more often on the abdomen, breasts and thighs, they can occur anywhere where the skin undergoes a rapid change in size. ...Read more

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During a yoga ex. that required extreme stretch to back of kneeI felt a sudden, sharp pull behind and just above middle of knee? Same pain 3 wks

During a yoga ex. that required extreme stretch to back of kneeI felt a sudden, sharp pull behind and just above middle of knee? Same pain 3 wks

Hamstring strain: It appears that you may have strained or possibly ruptured a hamstring muscle/tendon. It is probably time to have this diagnosed. See your family doctor or a physiatrist, a non-surgical neuromuscular specialist. ...Read more

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I have had a horrible pain on the back of my leg just above my knee area for over a year.I can't even stretch it out. What could it be?

I have had a horrible pain on the back of my leg just above my knee area for over a year.I can't even stretch it out. What could it be?

See below: There are a number possibilities for this that include: muscular issues, bone issues like a cyst, tendonitis, ligament issue, impingement syndrome, neurologic problem. See you doctor asap. ...Read more

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Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. extreme limp after sitting down.feels stiff but stretched out. No injury,pain for about 2months?

Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. extreme limp after sitting down.feels stiff but stretched out. No injury,pain for about 2months?

Chondromalacia patel: this sounds like chondromalacia patella which is softening of the cartilage underneath your kneecap. Best treatment for this is to do exercises that strengthen your quadriceps muscles. You can discuss with your physician about this or after your evaluation if x-rays and other imaging looks okay you could have physical therapy help you work on a new program ...Read more

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When i bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

When i bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

Nonspecific: There are several possible causes of this, including a sprain of the knee, possibly a cyst in the back of the knee, cartilage injury, etc. Conservative treatment with progressive activity and anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I played an intense game of soccer yesterday, and now the back of my thigh (behind the knee) hurts when I stretch, walk or try to run ?

I played an intense game of soccer yesterday, and now the back of my thigh (behind the knee) hurts when I stretch, walk or try to run
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Hamstring: You probably have a strained hamstring. Take some time off, rest, ice, and stretch your hamstrings. If it doesn't improve over a week, consult your primary care doctor ...Read more