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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?

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

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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

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

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Pain shooting up leg from knee, why?

Pain shooting up leg from knee, why?

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

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Why have I got pony pain back leg tjigj and knee?

Why have I got pony pain back leg tjigj and knee?

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

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There is a dent in my leg right under my knee. What could this be?

There is a dent in my leg right under my knee. What could this be?

Tendon insertion: The quadriceps inserts there. You are feeling the area above the tibial tuberosity. ...Read more

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What are good ways to need to stretch or exercise my leg to fix my knee?

It depends: It really depends of what specific problem you have with the knee. ...Read more

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My knee doesn't hurt when I bend my leg, only when I extend it. What could be wrong?

My knee doesn't hurt when I bend my leg, only when I extend it. What could be wrong?

Ligament: Extending will stretch the ligaments where bending does not. Should see either ortho or local urgernt care or regular doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any superficial (palpable) nerves in back, slightly to the outside of the leg below the knee?

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

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I fell on my leg awkwardly in hockey and I think I tore something my knee. What are the possibilities?

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

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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

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I twisted my leg sideways and felt immediate pain above and below my knee on the back side of my leg. What's wrong?

Internal derangement: Can be anything from torn cartilage to ligament injury, to muscle injury. Should be evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Knee locks: This locking suggests internal knee disorder such as a torn cartilage. The diagnosis would have to be made by both an examination by an orthopedic surgeon and an MRI of the knee. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Impossible to say: The symptoms are very non specific if there is arthritis in the knee it could cause stiffness in the knee and surrounding muscles however there are many other reasons for your symptoms to be happening and you need to see your physician ...Read more

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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?

See below: There are a number possibilities for this that include: muscular issues, bone issues like a cyst, tendonitis, ligament issue, impingement syndrome, neurologic problem. See you doctor asap. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Possible meniscus: 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

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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?

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

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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

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