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Doctor insights on: I Fell 3 Months Ago My Left Front And Back Of My Knee Still Hurt

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I have pain behind my knee, calf, thigh front & back shin it's only in left leg it hurts when resting & active what could it be thank you?

I have pain behind my knee, calf, thigh front & back shin it's only in left leg it hurts when resting & active what could it be thank you?

Many possibilities: See an orthopedist and get examined. This could be bony, muscular, neurologic, vascular or who knows what else. Go get looked at and feel better quickly. Best. ...Read more

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Back of my knee and front hurt, there is swelling and locks sometimes, range of motion is minimal?

Back of my knee and front hurt, there is swelling and locks sometimes, range of motion is minimal?

Swelling: The swelling may be due to a Baker's Cyst located behind you knee which can limit the motion of your knee. See an orthopedist for help ...Read more

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I have a tingling pain in the back of my knee. It also sometimes hurts in the front of my knee. At times feels like its draining fluid. ?

I have a tingling pain in the back of my knee. It also sometimes hurts in the front of my knee. At times feels like its draining fluid. ?

Answer 3of 3: Depending on the location of your pain & evaluation by your doc proper diagnosis can be made. The following possible common problems: 1) front pain with stairs or squatiing: early patello-femoral arthritis , 2) pain on either sides: tendinitis or meniscus tears , 3) back of the knee: bakers cyst, 4) pain all over: arthritis/inflammation. ...Read more

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Knee unstable for 3months. have pain front and back of knee and radiates down shin. hurts to bend.pain keeps me up at night. trying ice and heat. ?

Knee unstable for 3months. have pain front and back of knee and radiates down shin. hurts to bend.pain keeps me up at night.  trying ice and heat. ?

Be seen: I would be seen. An exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause. Ligamentous injuries, such as an injury to the ACL can cause an unstable knee. If you are having a lot of trouble with pain running down your leg, it could also be coming from your back. In severe cases pinched nerves in the back can cause weakness in the muscles around the knee making it less stable. ...Read more

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I can put full weight on my leg only when I bend it I get this pinching pain at the back of my knee and lower thigh. Still no swelling. Only been a day since I fell on it. Will it get better over time? What if going to a doctor isn't an option?

I can put full weight on my leg only when I bend it I get this pinching pain at the back of my knee and lower thigh. Still no swelling. Only been a day since I fell on it. Will it get better over time? What if going to a doctor isn't an option?

Ice down- then, heat: Ice it down twice daily until the knee freezes (20-30 minutes). Within next 24-48 hrs. switch from ice to warm compresses. I don't understand why seeing a doctor is "not an option"....usually in every major metropolitan city there is a way to see a doctor even if you have no insurance. You could solicit a private consultation here on this network....very inexpensive compared to private doctor. ...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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My left knee hurt when I walk and bend it. The pain is in the back Of my knee and the left side as well. It also pops A LOT. what could be wrong?

My left knee hurt when I walk and bend it. The pain is in the back Of my knee and the left side as well. It also pops A LOT. what could be wrong?

Have an evaluation: You could be experiencing symptoms from a cartilage or meniscal injury in your knee. Seek an evaluation with a knee specialist for a complete look at your problem ...Read more

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A big purple mark started spreading all over da front and back of my left leg after a knee sprain i got i don't know what it is and i'm scared?

A big purple mark started spreading all over da front and back of my left leg after a knee sprain i got i don't know what it is and i'm scared?

Bruise: A knee sprain can result in tearing tiny blood vessels and bruising, both in the back of the knee and down the front. Consider getting assessed by your doctor if the purple area continues to spread. ...Read more

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I fell on to the front of my knee about three months ago. Since the initial pain subsided I have been left with a palpable painful outside tendon, ?

I fell on to the front of my knee about three months ago. Since the initial pain subsided I have been left with a palpable painful outside tendon, ?

? bursitis: My first thought would be a post-traumatic bursitis. Bursae are flattened sacs that serve as protective buffers between bones/overlapping muscle and tendons. These synovial-lined sacs are normally filled with a minimal amount of fluid. After trauma or repetitive use they may fill with inflammatory fluid and be tender, limiting movement. Treatment may include anti-inflammatories/aspiration. See Doc ...Read more

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I have chondromalacia and fell and hit the outside of my knee on Christmas it still hurts all over the front of my knee .what should I do?

I have chondromalacia and fell and hit the outside of my knee on Christmas it still hurts all over the front of my knee .what should I do?

Chondral injury: Falling on your knee can produce a tear of the cartilage or a bruise of the knee cap (patella). If you have chondromalacia, it is even easier to do this. A plain x-ray is not likely to demonstrate very much about the cartilage surface. An MRI can show the cartilage surface with high-resolution. Discuss this with your doctor to determine if imaging is necessary at this time. ...Read more

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I fell and slammed my knee into the door frame. The next day the dogs ran into it both from the front and back. That same day I tripped and landed on it. It hurts to bend or extend. I also have trouble putting pressure on it. What should I do?

I fell and slammed my knee into the door frame. The next day the dogs ran into it both from the front and back. That same day I tripped and landed on it. It hurts to bend or extend. I also have trouble putting pressure on it. What should I do?

Its time for: an xray (Standard films to rule out a hairline fracture (Some would order a "sunrise view" to study the knee cap. The running into the FRONT is more "disturbing" since it causes a "hyperextension" type injury with trauma to the ACL (a ligament which is MAJOR in STABILIZING your knee joint! An MRI may be indicated (If your knee is not swollen the ACL injury is unlikely) Hope this helps Dr Z ...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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Three months ago i had a left hip resurfacing. I'm expierenceing numbness on the back of that knee . It goes from the back of the knee up my thigh ?

Three months ago i had a left hip resurfacing.  I'm expierenceing numbness on the back of that  knee . It goes from the back of the knee up my thigh ?

Thigh numbness: Details matter. When did it start in relation to the surgery...Immediately or later. If later, it may be related to jeans or a belt or a tool belt that are too tight, compressing the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/lateral_cutaneous_nerve_of_thigh for details. I suggest you consult a neurologist, who tell better which nerve(s) might be involved. ...Read more

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I went knee "left" first into a pole and now both sides of my knee hurts and the back of it also hurts and it does hurt to walk or bend "left knee"

I went knee "left" first into a pole and now  both sides of my knee hurts and the back of it also hurts and it does hurt to walk or bend "left knee"

Probably contusion: A direct blow to the knee most commonly causes a contusion, a bruise to the soft tissues and the bone.
It can also cause bursitis, an inflammation of the tissue in front of the knee.
If there is significant swelling or instability, it may be worth seeing a doctor to have it examined to be sure there is no internal injury. ...Read more

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I twisted my knee. I have a sharp, electric pain on the outside, toward the back of right knee. I took a Steroid Z-Pack but still hurt. Why?

I twisted my knee. I have a sharp, electric pain on the outside, toward the back  of right knee. I took a Steroid Z-Pack but still hurt. Why?

If..: If you sprained a ligament the pain may last several days to a few weeks depending on how severe it was. However, if you suffered a meniscus tear this might need physical therapy and close follow up with an Orthopedist. It all depends on what is really going on. If you have not had it you might need an MRI if pain is severe and persists despite treatment. ...Read more

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I fell about a week back i hurt my left shoulder and i think i landed on some then and it hurt my knee as well now its swelling and pain full to move?

I fell about a week back i hurt my left shoulder and i think i landed on some then and it hurt my knee as well now its swelling and pain full to move?

Seek evaluation: If your pain is persistant after 2 weeks, get checked by your local ortho. A thorough evaluation of your shoulder and knee should be done. ...Read more

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I fell off of my horse 2 weeks ago & landed on my left knee. I iced it when I got home and moved on. It still hurts to kneel or get into bed using it?

I fell off of my horse 2 weeks ago & landed on my left knee. I iced it when I got home and moved on. It still hurts to kneel or get into bed using it?

Contusion: This injury is consistent with a contusion of the knee which has not yet fully resolved. If there is worsening of pain,tenderness or the development of swelling, see your physician or an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Fell 2 wk ago & injured rt. Knee. Still hurts. Now rt. Ankle, back, & both hands wrists hurt. Related to fall? Or something unrelated? Advice?

Fell 2 wk ago & injured rt. Knee.  Still hurts. Now rt. Ankle, back, & both hands wrists hurt. Related to fall? Or something unrelated? Advice?

Compensatory Pains: Typically when you fall and hurt a significant body part (like your knee) you limp and use the rest of your body abnormally until the normal homeostasis returns. Sometimes, the limping or compensation pain is worse than the original injury. If you still can not walk normally, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist, and get advice from a physical therapist about the seriousness. Dr blake. ...Read more

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I fell off a bike hit my head front left side, hut elbow got cuts, hit my hip and it hurts, also cut my knee and broke mt glasses should I be okay?

I fell off a bike hit my head front left side, hut elbow got cuts, hit my hip and it hurts, also cut my knee and broke mt glasses should I be okay?

So sorry: With all the bumps, bruises, and cuts, i'd go to a quick care facility to havea check up. You may need stitches. You may need a tetanus booster. You hit your head (? Bike helmut on?) which should always be evaluated for possible concussion. Your glasses can be replaced, and you can do this later. Good luck, be careful, and always wear a bile helmut and protective eyewear when bike riding. ...Read more

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I just fell down the stairs and now the back of my leg hurts mostly around the thigh, ankle, foot, and knee. Do i need to go to the er?

I just fell down the stairs and now the back of my leg hurts mostly around the thigh, ankle, foot, and knee. Do i need to go to the er?

Sure: You may have broken something and depending on how many stair etc you should get checked out. Depending on the hospital though you may wait a long time. ...Read more

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I fell on my knees 11 weeks ago. My right knee still hurts.Went to see a doctor.She gave me an ortho sleeve to wear on my right knee with a hole in the middle where the patella is.Should I wear it all the time even when I sleep?Wear on left knee too?

I fell on my knees 11 weeks ago. My right knee still hurts.Went to see a doctor.She gave me an ortho sleeve to wear on my right knee with a hole in the middle where the patella is.Should I wear it all the time even when I sleep?Wear on left knee too?

Follow up: If you fell on your knees 11 weeks ago and are still hurting, you may need something more than a simple patellar sleeve brace. You really need a specific diagnosis regarding the nature of the injury and appropriate treatment options. An MRI would probably be of benefit to look into things further. ...Read more

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Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Tough to say: It is difficult to tell on the internet. Are you on blood thinners? It is possible you have developed a hematoma or pinched a nerve. Most likely, the pain is referred to your foot and will resolve. If you can't bear weight, can't move your foot or have a loss of sensation see a doctor tonight. ...Read more

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Had a work accident 10 weeks ago.Fell on my hands,nose,&knees.Had x-rays.No fracture on right knee&suspicion of a fracture on left wrist.Some numbness on right leg sometimes.Both parts still hurt.Which specialist should I see for my wrist&knee pain?

Had a work accident 10 weeks ago.Fell on my hands,nose,&knees.Had x-rays.No fracture on right knee&suspicion of a fracture on left wrist.Some numbness on right leg sometimes.Both parts still hurt.Which specialist should I see for my wrist&knee pain?

Primary care: Would see your primary care first. If there is significant pain the X-rays should be repeated. Some fractures don't show up immediately after the injury, but after 10 weeks will be visible. Your primary care can then make a referral to an orthopedic surgeon if needed. The numbness may just be from the injury, can take six months to resolve (traumatic neuropathy). ...Read more

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Can the front of your thigh and back of your knee hurt if ur sciatic nerve hurts?

Can the front of your thigh and back of your knee hurt if ur sciatic nerve hurts?

Sciatic pain: Yes it can. Need evaluation by an Orthopedic specialist. ...Read more