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Is there a link between lower back and knee pain?

Is there a link between lower back and knee pain?

Possibly: If your knee pain causes you to limp the altered mechanics of motion in your back may lead to pain. On the other hand if there is nerve compression in the back it may lead to nerve pain that radiates to the knee. Or there may be a problem in both areas. Careful evaluation is the key to diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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What could be causes of lower back and knee pain?

What could be causes of lower back and knee pain?

Many possibilities: The first question becomes are the symptoms stemming from one area of injury/pathology, or are the 2 pains separate entities? May be referred pain from back, may be systemic disease causing both, may be knee pain causing poor gait patterns leading to back pain, etc ( list goes on). Evaluation is always best, in order to let a specialist find the cause/causes and treat appropriately from there. ...Read more

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Rt knee pain x 1 week. No trauma. Front lower left part of knee. Feels like its folding in. Anything i can do get relief? What could it be?

Rt knee pain x 1 week. No trauma. Front lower left part of knee. Feels like its folding in. Anything i can do get relief? What could it be?

See orthopedist: Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. ...Read more

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What can b causing lower right ab lower right back below the waist and inner knee pain wi t h burning?

What can b causing lower right ab lower right back below the waist and inner knee pain wi t h burning?

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 m having a back knee pain and gets worse when i stand n walk. The pain goes from left lower back to thigh n down to back knee!

I m having a back  knee pain and gets worse when i stand n walk. The pain goes from left lower back to thigh n down to back knee!

Sounds like sciatica: Your description suggests the issue is sciatica. This results from a pinched nerve in the lower back. Have an orthopedist or rheumatologist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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I've had intermittent aching knee pain since i was a child. Now21. No injuries. Worse at night. Sometimes lower back/knee pain. What could this be?

I've had intermittent aching knee pain since i was a child. Now21. No injuries. Worse at night. Sometimes lower back/knee pain. What could this be?

Evaluate : There is little information in your question as for a diagnosis or a suspicion of a diagnosis . You need to see a rheumatologist and you need to be examined , a 20 years old pain it is not usual as for problems usually get better or get worse. ...Read more

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Knee pain after tramping for hours then going downhill, uphill is fine. Outside of knee horizontal line in middle. As i lift & lower my leg to step down, not when my weight goes on it. How to fix?

Knee pain after tramping for hours then going downhill, uphill is fine.  Outside of knee horizontal line in middle. As i lift & lower my leg to step down, not when my weight goes on it. How to fix?

Could be: A few things depending upon a history of prior injuries or surgeries, but the discomfort particularly going downhill makes me wonder about the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) and the patellofemoral joint, makes me suggest you see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Will an inversion table help out my knee pain, lower back, and straighten out my spine?

Will an inversion table help out my knee pain, lower back, and  straighten out my spine?

Maybe: There are people who swear by the effects of an inversion table. They feel good during the process but once they are out of the table their symptoms recur. It does not straighten out your spine as there are a lot of structures attached to the human spine. However as stated some feel pain relief during their sessions with the inversion table. ...Read more

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Can low back pain and knee pain be related ? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

Can low back pain and knee pain be related ? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

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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