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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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Is hysterectomy remove have the site effect is relate to leg pain. Thigh, knee pain?

Is hysterectomy remove have the site effect is relate to leg pain. Thigh, knee pain?

Unusual: It's unusual to have leg, thigh, & knee pain following hysterectomy. If you had a lapararoscopic or robotic procedure, it's possible (but unlikely) that the leg stirrups were compressing the areas you have concerns with. Check with your surgeon to address the above just to be thorough. Otherwise, a visit to your primary doc may be in order to explore other possibilities. Take care & good luck. ...Read more

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What is it? I have leg pain, knee pain and knee swelling.

What is it? I have leg pain, knee pain and knee swelling.

Need more history: You need to give a more detailed history. Did you have trauma? Is the site red? See your doctor for a complete evaluation ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain and leg pain. Knees makes a cracking sound and hurts a lot. What can I do to prevent my knees for cracking and to realive the pain?

Chronic knee pain and leg pain. Knees makes a cracking sound and hurts a lot. What can I do to prevent my knees for cracking and to realive the pain?

See an osteopath dr: If you have a history of flat feet, this indicates that you may benefit from orthotics support. This means arch support that you can get otc. It may be best to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, who can do an osteopathic structural examination of your back's hips legs and knees, feet, as often both feet and low back is involved with knee pain, cracking at any age. S/he can treat you too. ...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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I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

Arthritis: There are a number of possibilities but the most likely is some form of arthritis of the knee. Pain down the leg occurs in this condition due to the alteration of leg motion as you guard to protect the arthritis. Try an NSAID such as 400-800 mg of ibuprofen (along with a stomach acidity counteractant like omeprazole), for a week or two. If that fails, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, lower leg pain and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Excessive running. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain, lower leg pain and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Excessive running. What should I do?

Runs w knee/leg pain: May be tendonitis, IT band (from hip to knee), patella mal-alignment, patellofemoral syndrome, shin splits / stress fracture. Would check for patella alignment, meniscus, flat feet, check shoes that they are not worn, consider kinesiotape on knees, shins, ice, rest. Follow up with ortho/ podiatry as you have to take a break from running if stress /fracture or shin splits ...Read more

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I have pain in my leg for a month. The leg pain seems to move around from calf to behind knee and thigh and side of hip. Pain in my butt cheek comes a?

I have pain in my leg for a month. The leg pain seems to move around from calf to behind knee and thigh and side of hip. Pain in my butt cheek comes a?

Nerve?: Could be a pinched nerve (spinal stenosis, spur, inflammation, tight muscle). Blood clot in the leg is another thought, but usually associated with some swelling and certain risk factors. An exam and further details on the nature and timing of pain will reveal more information and help guide successful treatment. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

Baker's cyst: Baker's or popliteal cysts are pockets of fluid behind the knees (inside the body) which can create discomfort or a sensation of fullness. It would be uncommon to have cysts in both knees, but anything it possible. Knee pain can also be caused from structural problems in the back, hips or ankles/feet. An orthopedist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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I hv a leg pain last 15-20days. This pain in my left leg. The pain start from my behind the knee and calf and half foot. Pain start from evening till mor?

I hv a leg pain last 15-20days. This pain in my left leg. The pain start from my behind the knee and calf and half foot. Pain start from evening till mor?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I've been having sense of fullness in my left leg behind my knee, its obvious I should see a doctor but in the meantime are there any over-the-counter leg pain reliever?

I've been having sense of fullness in my left leg behind my knee, its obvious I should see a doctor but in the meantime are there any over-the-counter leg pain reliever?

Let me try to help: Although I have no definite diagnosis, you could some Motrin and apply moist heat on it, avoid squatting and strenuous activity involving the knee. Please check it out as soon as you can. Than you. ...Read more

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Bubbling feeling in groin area like I can feel the blood flowing with upper leg pain and pain behind my knee what could it be?

Bubbling feeling in groin area like I can feel the blood flowing with upper leg pain and pain behind my knee what could it be?

Hernia vs vascular: Your symptoms can be related to an inguinal hernia. Or also possibly a vascular lesion such as an aneurysm. You should have a surgeon examine you ...Read more

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Have suspected torn cartlidge in knee. Episode of severe leg pain from thigh to foot. Is this expected for my condition?

Have suspected torn cartlidge in knee. Episode of severe leg pain from thigh to foot. Is this expected for my condition?

Usually smaller area: These conditions are very painful and the pain radiates out from the injury. In general the pain is only around the knee, cannot say in your particular case. Obviously if this occurred in the context of falling on the whole area which is now bruised, then that's the cause. A lumbar disk can also involve the area. Often scoliosis, other degenerative condition, occupation hits multiple places. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of bad leg pain around the knee, upper thigh, and above my ankle on my driving leg, especially when I am driving. Lasting weeks.

I am having a lot of bad leg pain around the knee, upper thigh, and above my ankle on my driving leg, especially when I am driving. Lasting weeks.

Lower extremity pain: First of all, we need to know if there is a history of trauma. If there is trauma, you need x-rays and possibly an MRI and blood tests. If there is not trauma and this happened spontaneously, there are a few conditions that have to be ruled out. Pain has to have a source. Do you suffer from low back problems? Are you active in sports? Do you have circulation issues? We need a better history. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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