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Doctor insights on: Knee Pain Behind And Calf

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Constant Calf and behind knee pain for over 2 weeks, can I have a clot below knee? Ultrasound done from popliteal to groin and it was negative.

Constant Calf and behind knee pain for over 2 weeks, can I have a clot below knee? Ultrasound done from popliteal to groin and it was negative.

Repeat evaluation.: A Bakers cyst which is an enclosed collection of fluid contiguous to the meniscus can rupture because the fluid can rupture the joint capsule and has a different level of acidity a burning sensation can occur in the calf muscle.DVT is still possible.A d-dimer blood test can asess the risk or tendency of coagubility.An ultrasound could detect the cyst.The most serious possibility is still the DVT. ...Read more

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Started birth control 5 weeks ago. Pain behind knee and calf. Been laying in bed for long periods of time. Should I be worried?

Concerned, yes!: The pain in your behind your knee and calf has many possible causes. You are right to be concerned that it may be related to BCP's and inactivity. While blood clots are relatively uncommon, they are a risk. Call the doc who prescribed this to you today, or go to a clinic, Urgent Care or ER to find out what is going on. You could consider a PRIME consult, as well, to help decide which is best. ...Read more

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Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time i take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?

Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time i take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?

Possibly yes. Get --: Yourself checked out by your pcp or go to an er if a blood clot is suspected, so a doppler scan be done to exclude/confirm it. Generally its due to a pulled muscle, sprained ligament, or a rupture of a cyst behind the knee. These are more commonly seen. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Yes: All the symptoms you are referring to are consistent with Sciatica. See your doctor. I really like Physical Therapy for sciatica. You may want to consider this as well, but ask your doctor what is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Pain started at bottom left foot near heel, now top foot left pain with calf and behind thr knee pain. No swelling, wear sandals, lots of standing?

Pain started at bottom left foot near heel, now top foot left pain with calf and behind thr knee pain. No swelling, wear sandals, lots of standing?

Foot specialist?: Hard to say, but it could even be from improper fit of your shoes and the standing or both. I would be evaluated by a professional and not try to heal yourself, which could make things worse. ...Read more

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I had major abdominal surgery 11 days ago. A few days now, pain behind knee and on calf. The pain is either very sharp, or burning. Had uss, no dvt.

Pain: Two options: 1: Go to the nearest Emergency facility - have some one take you there. 2: Call your abdominal surgeon as early as possible on Monday. The ER today would be my strongest recommendation. ...Read more

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2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.

This may be related : to anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation . Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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