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

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

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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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy. ...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 been having left knee pain off and on for about 4 months. Back of knee and outer side. What are chances of this being osteosarcoma? Male 20.

I have been having left knee pain off and on for about 4 months. Back of knee and outer side. What are chances of this being osteosarcoma? Male 20.

Very rare: The chances of this being osteosarcoma are extremely rare, however to put your mind at ease please see your doc.
Hope this helps. ...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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Knee pain sides and back of knee sharp consistant pain instability in the joint worsens after sitting while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Knee pain sides and back of knee sharp consistant pain instability in the joint worsens after sitting while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Get Ortho evaluation: With complaints of constant pain and a sense of instability, you would be best served by having a thorough orthopaedic examination to assess whether or not you have a significant injury such as a meniscal tear or ligamentous tear. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with graves diseases, showing little symptoms. Now I am having knee pain, both, on the sides and back of knee. Could it be related?

Recently diagnosis with graves diseases, showing little symptoms. Now I am having knee pain, both, on the sides and back of knee. Could it be related?

Pain: It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to Grave's so you need to see your primary doctor about your pains.

If you have Grave's you should be on medication to control that. Over time your thyroid levels should be decreased. Your doctor should check that every 3 months when you start therapy and every 6 months once your thyroid levels are OK. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower), vaginal itching and even I am suffering from osteoporosis?

I am experiencing knee pain, back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower), vaginal itching and even I am suffering from osteoporosis?

Well lots going on.: Start by seeing a doctor you have several issues here. They all require evaluation. So see doctor. Give a good history of each issue and get your proper exam ...Read more

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Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times. X-ray clear?

Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times. X-ray clear?

See details: You need to go beyond a plain x ray to an mri, especially if the symptoms are not improving. Have an orthopedist evaluate the problem. ...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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Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine? If so are they serious or harmless?

Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine? If so are they serious or harmless?

Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug. ...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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Help please! I'm having knee pain/knee tear on inner side?

Help please! I'm having knee pain/knee tear on inner side?

Meniscus tear.: It could be a medial meniscal tear. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist, who will start with xrays, to check for any arthritis, or other bony abnormalities. If the xrays are ok, then you may need an mri, to see if there is a meniscal tear. If there's a tear, you may require arthroscopic surgery. ...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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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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I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

Check out your feet: The foundation for good Biomechanics is the foot. See a Podiatrist for a good pair of functional orthotics if you are pronating. Don't trust the shoe salesman or the trainer or the guys in the gym for a problem that might be with you all of your life. ...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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I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

Swelling: Swelling ina knee joint may show up first laterally since there is not a muscle on that side close to the knee cap and it is more visible. The entire knee joint fills with fluid when it swells and the fluid can move around. ...Read more

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I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

Many causes: The possibilities are many. Traumatic vs. Inflammatory causes are most likely. Have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more