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What are the causes of hip/knee pain when laying down?

What are the causes of hip/knee pain when laying down?

Can be several: The hip and knee receive their nerve supply from the same nerve, the obturator so that a knee problem can present as knee &/or hip pain & vice versa. Usually, pain in the joints after lying down is usually a sign of arthritis as motion keeps the joint fluid bathing the joint surfaces which is how the cartilage gets its nutrition. ...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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Why is knee pain worse when laying down?

Why is knee pain worse when laying down?

Tendinitis: It could be some kind of tendonitis...Is there any specific position it hurts in? Like maybe only when you lay down and the leg is fully straight (without a bend in the knee). ...Read more

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I have been having severe knee pain in one knee for the past couple days. Now the pain is also going above my knee & calf. Laying down hurts worse.

I have been having severe knee pain in one knee for the past couple days. Now the pain is also going above my knee & calf. Laying down hurts worse.

Knee pains: Need thorough clinical exam followed by appropriate investigations for cause and treatment by your physician, internist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having serious knee pain no injury hurts to bend hurts wen straight hurts wen laying down I can't bend without being in pain hurts so bad?

I've been having serious knee pain no injury hurts to bend hurts wen straight hurts wen laying down I can't bend without being in pain hurts so bad?

Get it checked: Severe knee pain with motion in a 39 yo is often a sign of a structural problem within the knee. Often a torn and displaced meniscus fragment will cause pain with simple range of motion. An orthopedist will likely order XRs and an MRI to definitively diagnose the problem. Seek treatment soon as a displaced (bucketed) meniscus should be treated urgently. ...Read more

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Knee pain hurts to walk bend or to do anything started today hurts laying down what can I do?

Knee pain hurts to walk bend or to do anything started today hurts laying down what can I do?

Knee pain: Pain the knee can be due to tendonitis, plica, cartilage wear, synovitis, weakness, vitamin deficiency. Just too many possibilities without a proper diagnosis. If your knee hurts, start with a basic exercise program for your hips and knees and if your pain persists, or if you feel like the knee is giving out then I would see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: May be Bakers cyst, tendonitis, hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots, bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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Throbbing knee pain that hurts to sit/lay down? Help

Throbbing knee pain that hurts to sit/lay down? Help

Knee pain: Consider inflammation, injury to cartilage, meniscus, patella, overuse, etc. Also consider referred from spine (disc herniation, etc.). ...Read more

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What could cause throbbing knee pain at rest or when you lay down at night?

What could cause throbbing knee pain at rest or when you lay down at night?

Early arthritis?: Especially if u wake with some minor ssx which clears with activity. This is due 2 any inflammation which causes fluid buildup @ nite.? Does ur orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist say? ...Read more

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Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Many reasons: Patellar tendinitis, fat pad irritation, ligament injury or Osteoarthritis (unlikely at your age) can cause night time pain. See your doctor for X-rays and further evaluation. Meanwhile Ibuprofen might help. ...Read more

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I have had knee pain only at night when I try to lay on my side and lay the inner part of my knee on the mattress. The only way I can sleep is turning on my opposite side and keeping the painful leg off the mattress.?

Hamstring tendinitis: While there may be many causes of this pain, two very common sources is hamstring tendinitis that occurs from limping. The limping is often caused by weakness of the quad muscles, but can also be caused by knee problems such as arthritis. If you have had a fall recently, the cause can also be an mcl tear. To isolate the problem, a trip to your friendly neighborhood orthopedist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Getting right knee pain and swelling after masturbation. Lay on the bed on the left side during masturabation. Any advice helpful.

LOGIC: 'before this, therefore the cause of it' is poor logic. The world is too complicated. A penis is not usually connected to a knee - but knees can swell for lots of reasons. Assuming a normal penis, see a dr about the knee. ...Read more

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Aching knee pain laying in bed I have spastic cerebral palsy and was on my feet for 5hrs today could this be arthritis?

Aching knee pain laying in bed I have spastic cerebral palsy and was on my feet for 5hrs today could this be arthritis?

Probably more a: Soft tissue problem like a tendonitis, common in CP. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Why am I having knee pain while lying down?

Why am I having knee pain while lying down?

Knee pain: You may have fluid in side your knee. The most relaxed position of knee is on half bending. If you lying with knee straight, the pressure inside knee capsule might higher, and you experience some pain. However, this is just one of the explanations. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

You knees - gelling: We call this gelling when you sit a while and your joints get stiff like gello after setting. This can be related to knee joint arthritis, or knee bursitis or tendonitis. We do have lift chairs to help people awith knee and hip pain get out of a chair and adding height can help. Getting off the toilet can be a problem and there are raised toilet seats but you need an evaluation, x-rays. ...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??

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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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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I have sharp knee pain from the top of my knee to the bottom of my knee, the pain goes straight down the middle and does not occur on the outer parts.

An exam: More history and an MRI would go a long way to identifying the cause. A visit to your medical doctor, rehab doc, orthopedic doc all could help you. ...Read more

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Rear knee pain going down to ankle?

Leg pains: Reasons many. Good clinical exam will dictate further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes knee pain above knee walking up and down stairs?

Patello-femoral: You are describing some of the symptoms commonly associated with patella-femoral pain. The most common cause is chondromalacia patella (softening of the cartilage under the knee cap / precursor to arthritis. Other cases include supra pr infrapatella tendonitis or partial tears. See an orthopedist and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Knee pain bottom left of right knee. Intially just when I crouched down. Rode bike on weekend now it is swollen and I am limping.

Knee pain bottom left of right knee. Intially just when I crouched down. Rode bike on weekend now it is swollen and I am limping.

Meniscus: Probably early arthritis or a meniscus tear- depends on where it specifically hurts and what makes it worse- see a knee specialist to have it checked ...Read more

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I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?

I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?

OA vs PFPS: Two possibilities are most likely. The first is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear ("rust in the joint"). This is usually in middle-age people but can occur earlier with excessive use. Another option is patellofemoral pain syndrome, or inflammation where the kneecap tracks on the femur (upper leg bone). In most people, these can both be helped with antinflammatory meds and quad strengthening. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain when I get up&down from any seat, up&down stairs, &trying to get off the floor is nearly impossible. My knees shake it hurts so bad.

Severe knee pain when I get up&down from any seat, up&down stairs, &trying to get off the floor is nearly impossible. My knees shake it hurts so bad.

Unusual: Late teenage female with severe bilateral knee pain with range of motion has an unusual problem. Absent a history of bilateral knee injury, these symptoms suggest an autoimmune arthritic problem or an inherited problem of joint hypermobility syndrome. A rheumatologist would be the type of medical specialist to consult. ...Read more

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I have a sharp knee pain just about in the middle of the knee. I was playing basketball and I came down from a dunk and I landed wrong. Hurting since?

I have a sharp knee pain just about in the middle of the knee. I was playing basketball and I came down from a dunk and I landed wrong. Hurting since?

See details: The knee needs evaluation, preferably by an orthopedist. It may simply be a contusion but tears and even fractures are other possibilities. An MRI may be needed to clearly define the cause. ...Read more

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I have knee pain above knee, hurts esp walking up/down stairs or standing up. Feels like it needs to pop but won't. Pain is constant. No known injury.

I have knee pain above knee, hurts esp walking up/down stairs or standing up. Feels like it needs to pop but won't. Pain is constant. No known injury.

Patella pain: Typically pain in that region originates from poor function of the kneecaps. If this in fact is true, a series of treatments may be helpful to eliminating the symptoms... injections, therapy, braces and even surgery can play a role in treatment of this condition ...Read more

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Knee pain after tramping for hours then going downhill, uphill is fine. Outside of knee horizontal line in middle. As I lift & lower my leg to step down, not when my weight goes on it. How to fix?

Knee pain after tramping for hours then going downhill, uphill is fine. Outside of knee horizontal line in middle. As I lift & lower my leg to step down, not when my weight goes on it. How to fix?

Could be: A few things depending upon a history of prior injuries or surgeries, but the discomfort particularly going downhill makes me wonder about the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) and the patellofemoral joint, makes me suggest you see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more