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Leg Beside Knee
I have a lump on my left leg beside me knee on the inner side. My dr thinks it might be a lipoma. Could it be?
Could be lipoma: Or schwannoma. Excision is usually advisable if it is symptomatic or enlarging. Or it could be ay number of benign tumors or even a cyst. Ask your doctor if he thinks it should be removed. ...Read more
Large swollen lump on left leg just beside knee and reaches to bend of leg. Size of an apple. No injury and was sudden. What could this be?
See your doctor: You could have spontaniously tore a muscle or tendon, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
My right leg feels swollen 4 couple months mostly thigh. Also pain all over leg. Vein bulging beside knee. Could be DVT? Was taking bc powder everyday
Although your: Description is somewhat atypical it is potentially consistent with DVT. Since this is a possibility and could be life threatening it would be important to have an ultrasound to confirm or deny the diagnosis. See your health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Depends on any asso-:
Ciated hx of any other symptoms, any hx of injury, or back issues. A pinched nerve in the back can cause such symptoms like the one you have (called retrograde radiation of pain) which can start in the knee or foot/ankle or leg area and shooting up towards the hip or even to the back.
Have it checked by your orthopedist. ...Read more
Do you mean: "bony pain in back and leg and thigh and knee"? If so, then I would recommend you get assessed by a physician as you could have vertebral pathology that is irritating nerve roots causing this pain. Only a physical exam with appropriate workup could say for sure, but if you have a herniated disc in our back impinging on nerves, can certainly cause this. See a physician experienced in spine issues. ...Read more
Tendon insertion: The quadriceps inserts there. You are feeling the area above the tibial tuberosity. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends of what specific problem you have with the knee. ...Read more
Ligament: Extending will stretch the ligaments where bending does not. Should see either ortho or local urgernt care or regular doctor. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Are there any superficial (palpable) nerves in back, slightly to the outside of the leg below the knee?
Shouldn't be: Not under normal circumstances. You shouldn't find any palpable nerves laterally below the level of the knee. The common peroneal nerve sort of wraps around the knee but it is not palpable although it is "damageable" fairly easily by compressing it with the weight of a leg or other object. ...Read more
I fell on my leg awkwardly in hockey and I think I tore something my knee. What are the possibilities?
Depends on how: The exact injury mechanism would depend on how you fell. Cartilage tears, muscle tendon strain, ligament sprains are all possible. A good physical exam is the cheapest way to get a diagnosis by a competent doctor. Imaging tests are an expensive way to go & have a false positive & false negative rate. In the mean time, ice, rest, and compression wraps on the knee should help. Consider acetaminophen ...Read more
I have pain on the side of my leg just above knee and also pain when I bend the knee should I be worried?
Have knee evaluated: If the pain persists have it evaluated. Worrying is up to you. ...Read more
What is the reson for the prominence of capillaries behind the knee and on the lateral aspect of the leg?
Capillaries: These are the smallest blood vessels, connecting the arterial system to the venous system and are the site at which transfer of oxygen from rbcs to tissue occurs. Their visibility varies from person to person and with different areas of the body. Doubt there is a functional purpose for this. ...Read more
I twisted my leg sideways and felt immediate pain above and below my knee on the back side of my leg. What's wrong?
My knee sometimes when im in a stand still position locks when I try to lift my leg and bend it im 5 months will this go away?
Since à couple of weeks I have a stiff leg when I awake and a bit of pain During the night. Can my knee be the source of that?
I have had a horrible pain on the back of my leg just above my knee area for over a year. I can't even stretch it out. What could it be?
I woke up and the left side of my leg below the knee, the whole bottom part, was cold. What are some causes of it? It happens quite a few times.
Once my knee is in a bent position it's really painful to straighten my leg back out. Feels locked or gonna pop. Had no injury to the knee.?
It sounds like the most likely cause would
be a tear in the meniscus
a displaced meniscal tear will cause pain, possible locking/ catching and may limit
your range of motion
another possibility might be a loose body in the joint
both of these can happen without a specific
injury. ...Read more
What causes my knee to hurt when I twist it to the right. Like if you were crossing your leg on the other leg. Locking and unable to straighten?
I'm a 6"1 350 pound guy I'm very active. Lately my knee (bottom part) been getting sharp pains that hurts to the point I don't want to use that leg.
See details: See an orthopedist and have the knee evaluated. Also, you realize that your weight is likely a major contributing factor. ...Read more
One leg from knee down swells each day after riding fork lift all day. Has done this for 2 years. Very fit and active. Should I wear a legcompression?
Not a bad idea..: Not sure why you would have leg swelling, but seemingly not painful. Prior injury can damage the vessels/lymphatics and thus cause swelling with prolonged upright position. Did you have any trauma to the leg? Are you on any medication? Norvasc/cardizem/verapamil/lyrica etc. Are common meds causing leg swelling. Compression stockings can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My knee is hurt me too much I cant move my leg because of it what do you think isit??? I went to aDC and he said its limberup...and what I've to do it
Knee pain: Hello ~ do you remember twisting the knee because that is really important. Painful knee such that you cannot flex it at your age needs to be seen by an ER doc or reg doc; the differential here could be strain/sprain/torn ligaments if trauma present a torn meniscus or plain osteo-arthritis. I think you should have a reg doctor and not a chiropracter have a look thanks ...Read more