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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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I am 18 years old, been having knee pain for almost my entire life. The pain is in the backs of my knees and radiates down my shin. What could this be?

I am 18 years old, been having knee pain for almost my entire life. The pain is in the backs of my knees and radiates down my shin. What could this be?

Hard to say: Knee pain your entire life would tend to mean that it is not an acute or progressive problem like a fracture, ligament injury, muscle tear or even tumor. Chronic things include arthritis, meniscus, or even vascular. There are long lists of things that it could be but you really need to see a specialist like an orthopedic surgeon who can examine your knee and do images to get a better answer ...Read more

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I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

Needs evaluation: Because of the traumatic nature of the injury, this should be evaluated by a physician. The difficulty with weight bearing is concerning, and so please see your doctor at the earliest opportunity. You will need an examination of the knee, and possibly an imaging study as well. ...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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I have inner knee pain that hurts all the way down my shin bone what could this be ?

I have inner knee pain that hurts all the way down my shin bone what could this be ?

Thigh muscle: If you knee is normal, the pain can come from injured muscle and fascia in your thigh/leg. The injured areas will be tender, and there will be at least one ropey cord of muscle with knots in it. This pain is called myofascial pain. Seek a massage therapist, physical therapist who can do dry needling, or an accupuncturiest. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Can knee pain lead to shin pain?

Can knee pain lead to shin pain?

Possible: See a sports medicine specialist to determine what to do for your issues. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have leg and knee pain while taking levaquin? Especially in the shins?

Is it normal to have leg and knee pain while taking levaquin? Especially in the shins?

Possible: Levaquin can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. It is possible that you leg pain - depending upon location, could be a symptom of medication induced tendinitis. ...Read more

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Hi there, i have been medically diagnosed with shin splints, and over the last few days have had constant knee pain, can this be linked?

Yes: Usually from overuse and quite common in runners and athletes. You can try OTC Advil or Aleve, if not allergic and I always suggest and orthopedic evaluation with x rays to rule out a stress fracture. ...Read more

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When i press on marble-like lump on the inner side of my knee, pain comes to the inner shin bone. Why? Thank you.

When i press on marble-like lump on the inner side of my knee, pain comes to the inner shin bone. Why? Thank you.

Medial knee mass: Consider meniscal cyst, ganglion cyst. These are most likely. Check with orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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