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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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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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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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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 am experiencing back pain (side: lower) , aching muscles, pain shooting down the leg, knee pain and lower leg pain. The following also describe me:?

I am experiencing  back pain (side: lower) , aching muscles, pain shooting down the leg, knee pain and lower leg pain. The following also describe me:?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. In the mean time you may take an over the counter pain medication like acetaminophen.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read more

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Children knee and leg pain?

Children knee and leg pain?

ARTHALGIA: If pe is negative, then it can only be growing pains. Needs a complete checkup with peds to say he is ok. ...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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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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Cause of pain behind knee after folding or stretching left leg?

Cause of pain behind knee after folding or stretching left leg?

Hamstring: Pain behind the knee w/ ' stretching' your leg may be due to hamstring irritation/ injury, undiagnosed bakers' cysts, and other causes. See your md for evaluation if no improvement or go to er if pain / swelling worsen(dvt work - up). ...Read more

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Have sudden pain behind knee. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of leg blood clot?

Probably not: Sudden onset pain usually is associated with something like a muscle tear or cyst rupture if the pain is very localized to behind the knee, not involving the entire lower leg. However, any time there is concern about a possible blood clot, you should be checked by a health professional. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain i can barely walk on it and if i sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?

Posterior knee pain: Yes, see orthopedic surgeon. Consider arthritis, gastroc soleus strain, popliteal cyst, referred sciatic pain, and rule out a blood clot with venous doppler. ...Read more

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Knee pain on/off 7 yrs. Around/behind kneecaps. Both legs, not always same time. Can’t link to weather, activity, temp. Heat=more discomfort. Akp?

Knee pain on/off 7 yrs. Around/behind kneecaps. Both legs, not always same time. Can’t link to weather, activity, temp. Heat=more discomfort. Akp?

therapy is importan: This sounds like you have patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is the result of mild damage to the cartilage behind her kneecap or a chronic strain to the muscles attaching into the kneecap. If symptoms of swelling, catching, locking and giving way occur he may require surgery. If these do not exist physical therapy stressing the core, hip muscles and the muscles would be indicated. ...Read more

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I m having a very sharp pain in my legs my thigh is so tight and its so painful thats it hard to move. Pain behind knee! Wtd? Im 145lbs 5 0” inches

I m having a very sharp pain in my legs my thigh is so tight and its so painful thats it hard to move. Pain behind knee! Wtd? Im 145lbs 5 0” inches

Nerve: The combination of pain radiating down the leg and numbness is consistent with a nerve impingement from a bulging disc in your lower spine. A lesser cause is primary nerve inflammation(neuritis). A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. A spine MRI may be ordered. ...Read more

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35 yrs old 4 children and have bad knee pain with nerve pain running down both legs especially when sitting down or in bed more pain when i go gym?

Good Examination: Not sure if your pregnancy history has a role in your current pain? There are some pregnancy related back problems. You have symptoms of discogenic pain and sciatica. At this point I would recommend a good history and examination to better diagnosis your problem. Therapy would be a good first step. However, not all therapy is the same; it is very dependent on the diagnosis and examination. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

See physician: Physical examination by physician and then usually doppler ultraasound for confirmation. Sometimes pain in this area can be caused by baker cyst, collection of synovial fluid. ...Read more

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Unable to sit by folding legs. If manage to fold then can't bring it back have pain behind knee area and hip area. Having e.Coli in urine. Whats this?

Unable to sit by folding legs. If manage to fold then can't bring it back have pain behind knee area and hip area. Having e.Coli in urine. Whats this?

See below:: I believe you have an urinary tract infection that you need to get treated; your knee problem sounds like a meniscal lesion or 2, causing all your knee/leg problems.
You should see your doctor for the urinary infection and an orthopod for the knee problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Saw PCP yesterday for pain behind knee on L leg w/calf pain,showed him MRI diagnosis may-thurner syn.He thinks pain is related to mts, didn't do tests.Ideas?

Saw PCP yesterday for pain behind knee on L leg w/calf pain,showed him MRI diagnosis may-thurner syn.He thinks pain is related to mts, didn't do tests.Ideas?

MTS usually painless: May-Thurner syndrome is usually painless unless the patient has new deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Venous duplex is diagnostic of DVT. If a d-dimer test was done a negative result all but precludes DVT. ...Read more

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Leg Pain (Definition)

Pain in lower ...Read more