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Behind the knee pain, ultrasound for Baker's cyst, negative. Now popping with almost every step. Any ideas?

Behind the knee pain, ultrasound for Baker's cyst, negative.  Now popping with almost every step. Any ideas?

Popping =loose : something is loose. You may feel it in the back of the knee but it could be Cartilage or the kneecap. You were needed an evaluation from your physician , x-rays perhaps other imaging to clarify this ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Knee pain and MRI said small cyst that was 'ok'. Was treated with bursitis with a cortisoneshot 4mon ago. I don't want another shot, what is the cause?

Knee pain and MRI said small cyst that was 'ok'. Was treated with bursitis with a cortisoneshot 4mon ago. I don't want another shot, what is the cause?

Need more informatio: I need more information if the cyst is a baker cyst this usually occurs when fluid goes out the back of the knee. This is usually because of some problem inside the knee. What else did the MRI show? Bursitis around the knee is actually outside the knee. What type of percentage was it? Bursitis would be because of knee pain when the MRI is negative. You therapy, heat and ice and exercises for the knee so you don't need another shot. ...Read more

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I'm 37 yrs old, bad knee pain,knee MRI says osteochondral lesion & subchondral cyst marrow edema suprapatellar effusion. What's wrong with my knee?

I'm 37 yrs old, bad knee pain,knee MRI says osteochondral lesion & subchondral cyst marrow edema suprapatellar effusion. What's wrong with my knee?

Inflammation: Your knee is inflamed. See a doctor. Consider lifestyle changes to address underlying inflammation. Try anti-inflammatory foods; avoid inflammatory food. Eliminate toxic exposures. Exercise judiciously--isometric exercises to begin. Progress to passive, then active, range of motion exercises, strengthening and endurance exercises. Read "Foods That Fight Pain" by Neal Barnard, MD. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Get examined!: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral( kneecap) pain. Your 'cyst' may be causing the pain in the back of your knee ( popliteal/ Bakers' cyst ).Not sure if your 'partial' ACL injury is causing symptoms or not without a thorough examination( it can cause cysts in the knee joint occasssionally.) See a board certified ORS. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Lump and ache pain behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

Lump and ache pain  behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

Depends: Least likely cause is the bakers cyst as these are usually asymptomatic. The only way that a varicose vein could be felt as a lump is if it has clotted off in which case it usually would also be very painful. Therefore this could be a thrombosed varicose vein. Possibility of tumor can not be discounted as it is included in the differential. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

Not all related: Hip snd lower psins can sll be related to a pinchedl5nerve root but theupper extremity stiff unrelated to lower stuff the srist cyst can cause shoulder psin through regonal paindisorder. ...Read more

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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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I have bad knee pain?

I have bad knee pain?

Activity related?: Did you injure your knee or is this a chronic problem? ...Read more

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What about the knee pain?

What about the knee pain?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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I have super bad knee pain?

Evaluation: Knee pain of weeks or months duration warrants medical evaluation and at very least x-rays to try to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain ?

What could cause knee pain ?

Many things: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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Random knee pain on the outside?

Random knee pain on the outside?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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What should I use for knee pain?

See your PCP: Knee pain in younger individual is usually due to tendon or ligaments injury due to repetitive trauma caused by abnormal foot posture like flat feet or other trauma. Uncommon conditions like inflammatory causes are also consideration. A good history & exam by a physician or a physical therapist should generally guide to the correct nature of pain an help guide treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do for my knee pain?

What should I do for my knee pain?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my knee pain?

What is the cause of my knee pain?

Different causes: Pain in the knee can be caused by a number of problems, including patellar chondromalacia, torn meniscal cartilage, arthritis or a loose body in the knee. An orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are common causes of knee pain?

What are common causes of knee pain?

ManyCausesOfKneePain: Could be neural/structural/infection, etc.Ligament injury, meniscus injury, neuropathic pain, patellar injury, tendon injury, arthritis, patellar chondromalacia and SOOO many more. Generic treatments incl. heat/ice,surgery, manipulation,prolotherapy, meds.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers if you have knee pain. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of knee pain?

What are probable causes of knee pain?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of knee pain ?

Many, many: Injury, overuse, meniscus tear, arthritis, ligament injury, tight muscles and capsule, referred pain, loose bodies, sprains/strains, fracture, gout, connective tissue diseases, etc. ...Read more

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What are good ways to ease my knee pain?

Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com. ...Read more

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I have a knee pain how to come out of it?

Have it evaluated: You will only know how to treat it when the cause of the pain is determined. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have knee pain?

What could be causing me to have knee pain?

Many causes: Hi, there are many causes of knee pain. The pain could be coming from within the joint from cartilage disease, meniscus tear, ligament tear or sprain, and joint effusion. Soft tissue causes include muscle injuries, tears, and strains. Also muscle imbalances can contribute to patellar malalignment. Bone and soft tissue masses are possible causes of pain. Nerve probs including back injury, etc.. ...Read more

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What might be causing knee pain on outside of knee?

What might be causing knee pain on outside of knee?

Many things!: Pain could be originating from outside the knee joint proper, or from inside the knee. Patients with medial or lateral compartment osteoarthritis will feel exquisite pain on the skin outside of the tibial plateau! you have many bursa around the knee. Pain can come the patellar tendon or ligament. There are many more. See someone in rheumatology or orthopedics, or physical medicine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Elderly knee pain?

Arthritis: Meniscal or see a ortho doc.

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Cure for knee pain?

Cure for knee pain?

Find diagnosis...: Check with a physician for a full history and physical to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Dmso safety for knee pain?

Dmso safety for knee pain?

Horses yes: Dmso has been used for years to reduce the joint pain of horses. There is also considerable evidence going back decades that DMSO may help human joint pain but its saftey profile is still the issue. The drug is absorbed quite well through the skin and could cause side effects systemically. My recommendation is do not use it. ...Read more

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Can knock knee cause knee pain?

Can knock knee cause knee pain?

YES: Certainly could specially when the degree is pronounced and you could get patella pain due to maltraking, when old you could have pain due to arthritic changes on the lateral knee comparment. ...Read more

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Can't sleep in severe knee pain?

Can't sleep in severe knee pain?

As above : See u pcp for d luation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to solve knee pain and swelling?

How to solve knee pain and swelling?

Diagnosis: The first issue is the specific diagnosis. Once that is made, then treatment options can be given. Knee swelling can come from injury, arthritis, or even inflammatory conditions such as gout. Do not hesitate to be seen. Usually an exam and possibly other studies and/ or aspiration will determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can I prevent and cure knee pain?

How can I prevent and cure knee pain?

See details: The first step is to have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the pain. Then you will know how to treat it. ...Read more

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Why do I have knee pain when it rains?

Why do I have knee pain when it rains?

Perhaps arthritis: People with abnormal joints can often sense the change in barometric pressure that accompanies weather changes like rain. This can happen when a joint has been injured in the past. It can also happen with some forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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What to do about a stabbing knee pain?

Get it evaluated: Significant knee pain should be evaluated to determine the cause even if the knee is not swollen. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes knee pain and inflammation?

What causes knee pain and inflammation?

See below: Knee pain is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. Treatment options will depend on the final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can too much anxiety lead to knee pain?

Can too much anxiety lead to knee pain?

Yes and no: Anxiety is a real disorder; and it is one that can make you hyper-aware of normal body function. Anxiety does not cause knee pain, but it certainly can magnify your concern if discomfort is felt for whatever the real cause. The mind can convince you of many ailments. Your suffering should not be dismissed, as help is truly possible with a mental health professional. Best of luck! ...Read more

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When to go to the doctors for knee pain?

When to go to the doctors for knee pain?

Knee pain: Pain is your body's way of telling you that there is something wrong inside. DEFINITELY go if walking hurts or normal activity is painful. The first step is a good history and physical exam from your primary care physician or ortho/sports medicine doctor. Your physician may then order an X-ray or MRI. Meniscal tears or cartilage injuries are common reasons for knee locking. ...Read more

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Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

May be from back: Pain that follows this pattern may be coming from the spine, especially if it radiates bellow the knee. Your doctor will need more history and a physical exam to know where the pain is coming from for sure. There are other things that can cause this pattern of pain as well. ...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