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Leg pain from knee to ankle on outside of calf felt a pop hot or cold compress? I has happened before 6 weeks ago. Pain lasted 4 to 6 days.

Leg pain from knee to ankle on outside of calf felt a pop hot or cold compress? I has happened before 6 weeks ago. Pain lasted 4 to 6 days.

If you felt a pop: The injury is sufficiently bad that in my opinion warrants a visit to the orthopedist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

Yes concern: Any persistent pain is a concern, but deep pain and bruising in the calf area could indicate deep vein thrombophlebitis, which can allow blood clots to travel elsewhere in your body, with severe consequences. Get this checked promptly. ...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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Hi doctor I am 25 yrs old married woman I am suffering from left lower hand pain and left leg pain from knee to toe that to only during night?

Hi doctor I am 25 yrs old married woman I am suffering from left lower hand pain and left leg pain from knee to toe that to only during night?

May need a check up: The cause of your pain localized to one side of the body is difficult to know without examination. So, if the pain persists or starts to get worse, you will need to see your doctor for an exmaination. For now you can do a couple of things: number one it is unlikely to be due to anything serious, so try to ignore it. If you are uncomfortable you may take a couple of tylenols, (acetaminophen) especially at beg time ...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, 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.
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I have ankle pains and knee pain on my right leg. I have to use a brace for both my knee and ankle but how does that help?

I have ankle pains and knee pain on my right leg. I have to use a brace for both my knee and ankle but how does that help?

Stability: They provide stability and less stress on the ligaments and joint when you move/walk. The idea is to decrease strain on those joints with the brace and hopefully the body can then heal any tearing or damage that was present. If pain continues, this will also tell the doctor there is underlying pathology and more tests or advance treatment is necessary. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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I had an ankle injury, which has gotten worse and it hurts to walk, and now my knee on the same leg is hurting. Could the knee pain be b/c the ankle?

I had an ankle injury, which has gotten worse and it hurts to walk, and now my knee on the same leg is hurting. Could the knee pain be b/c the ankle?

Yes.: The mechanics of walking are off with an injured ankle. It would be easy to also injure the knee in that way. Time to see a physician, xray if indicated, maybe a walking cast, at least compression bandage, crutches to take some of the weight off the leg if no walking cast perhaps, ice, rest, elevation. Exercise via swimming for now. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain (on outside)17mo post op for tibial plateau. Is this normal this far into recovery? Accompanied by shooting pains thru leg to ankle.

Possibly, yes: Tibial plateau fx.'s commonly involve the posterolateral portion of the plateau. If u had an orif here then early chondral wear (arthritis) could be developing. This is not uncommon esp. If the fracture was intraarticular (went into the joint).Occassionally hardware can become prominent and painful. See your ors for new x-rays and exam. ...Read more

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I am having Knee pain from the top of the knee cap that radiates down to the ankle and up to the thigh on the right leg ice is not helping?

Try Advil/Aleve: This problem introduces the phenomenon of 'referred pain'. Usually with this the origin is fairly localizable. As the intensity of the pain increases so does the zone of perceived involvement. This presentation of severe knee pain is not uncommon. Note that this is unlikely to be sciatica. The quadriceps tendon traverses the top of the patella. One possibility is this could be strained. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

Simple things first: Hi Minam,
Sorry to hear that you are experiencing struggles with your health. I am assuming that your symptoms have been going on for awhile? Or at least gradually worsening? If so, the best thing will likely be lifestyle improvement through developing healthy habits in areas of fitness, eating, sleep, and mental wellness. The emphasis is developing healthy habits, the results will come naturally. ...Read more

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Delivered baby 16 months, still feel body edema, left leg and ankle larger than right, knee pain, breastfeeding?

Delivered baby 16 months, still feel body edema, left leg and ankle larger than right, knee pain, breastfeeding?

Edema: Lower extremity edema is very common after having a baby. However 16 months is a long time since giving birth to experience this. Signs of a deep vein thrombosis include swelling, pain especially in the calf area, redness. It is best to have this evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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two screws to fix foot 7 weeks ago. Severe calf, ankle and knee pain in affected leg. No redness or warmth just awful pain. On blood thinners 9 weeks?

two screws to fix foot 7 weeks ago. Severe calf, ankle and knee pain in affected leg. No redness or warmth just awful pain. On blood thinners 9 weeks?

The nuts and bolts.: When a patient has calf pain after foot surgery concern is raised as to a possible clot or inflamed blood vessel. Having said that, similar symptoms can occur, especially weeks after the surgery, from keeping the foot and/or ankle in a unfamiliar position of immobilization. It is best to talk to your surgeon and have him get down to the nuts and bolts of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Get examined!: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral (kneecap) pain. Your 'cyst' may be causing the pain in the back of your knee (popliteal/ Bakers' cyst).Not sure if your 'partial' ACL injury is causing symptoms or not without a thorough examination (it can cause cysts in the knee joint occasssionally.) See a board certified ORS. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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16 months postpartum, still have edema, left ankle and leg larger than right, no thrombosis, knee pain, breastfeeding?

See an orthopod: After making sure that no deep vein thrombosis in that leg, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon, mentioned you had knee pain, inflammation may be affecting the ankle as well. As for breastfeeding, pain killers like paracetamol or NSAIDs as ibuprofen won't affect your baby, but tell your doctor if s/he wants to prescribe something different, good luck ...Read more

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What's wrong with my legs? I am 43 yrs of age with bad knee pain and swollen ankles sometimes hip pain. What can it be from? I've been like this for the past 5-6 yrs already, but my dr won't take ex-rays or blood work. He seems to think there's nothing wrong,

If: If you have not had a basic work-up of these joints yet (to include plain radiographs) and you have complained repeatedly of pain in these joints to your physician, it may be time to change doctors. Good luck, I hope something is found that can be corrected! ...Read more

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Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

May be from back: Pain that follows this pattern may be coming from the spine, especially if it radiates bellow the knee. Your doctor will need more history and a physical exam to know where the pain is coming from for sure. There are other things that can cause this pattern of pain as well. ...Read more

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Rear knee pain going down to ankle?

Leg pains: Reasons many. Good clinical exam will dictate further evaluation. ...Read more

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Cure for inner leg knee pain no swellkng?

Hard to say: Without being evaluated or more info. Please see a sports medicine or musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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