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Leg Beside Knee
Fell on my knee 10 days ago. It became very bruised & discolored with some pain. New discoloration now appearing on side of leg beside knee. Slight limp, some burning stinging pain at times. Stuff & painful after long periods sitting or lying down?
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?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer