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Nerve Fluttering Sensations Behind Knee
I'm 32. 2 months ago I feel fluttering/vibrations in various extremities of my heel, knee, arm, elbow. My skin vibrates until I move. It is very odd.?
Spasms: More than likely they are muscle spasms under the skin. They can be caused from overuse, electrolyte issues - dehydration. Sometimes low calcium and magnesium can cause the spasms or muscle fasciculations. Our muscles contract and release with these 2 minerals. So highs and lows would causes the muscles to spasm ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
I have a old ligament injury to right knee and now on top it I have a bakers cyst. And very swollen hole right leg and can hardly walk and flutters
Joint problems: It sounds to me like there are multiple issues surrounding your knee/leg. It is time to get to a board-certified orthopedic surgeon for an in depth evaluation of all the problems. ...Read more
Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days
? popliteal cyst?: Your symptoms are likely due to a popliteal cyst, also called a Baker's Cyst. It is a bursal fat pad that has become inflammed from weather or altered gait, among other causes. Anti-inflammatories are often prescribed for it, in fairly high doses, such as ibuprofen 600-800mg three to four times per day. If that doesn't work after a week or so, drainage and steroid injection may be necessary, . ...Read more
See doctor: I would get into see either your primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon if the problem persists. ...Read more
Not sure: Sounds innocuous. But if you get it often ask your family doc. ...Read more
I have been having a vibration sensation behind my right knee. It's not painful but very annoying It happens about every 15-20 seconds. It's becomin?
Normal: This is just a small spasm of the muscles and does not indicate anything serious. Some people get in their eyelid, lip area, belly, legs, arms etc. It will go away! ...Read more
Having pain when standing behind my left knee. Right leg fine. I'm a 65 yr old male. I do have nerve problems, but why the swellimg/?
Can a pinched nerve behind the knee cause the medial head of the gastrocnemius to stick out? The medial head sticks out in a straight line, very hard.
Be systematic: Nerves generally don't get "pinched" in the popliteal fossa. In any case, a "pinched" nerve would likely cause weakness of a muscle, not hardness or spasm. Baker's cysts, which occur in the popliteal fossa, usually aren't hard like bone. Something that feels hard is likely to be bone. So maybe something bony deep to the muscle is pushing it backward/outward. See a doctor and have it examined. ...Read more
How do I relieve a pinched nerve behind the knee? 1 mo. Ago I drove a moving truck for 11 hrs, with only 3-4 breaks. Pain still felt upon compression
Are you sure?: Are you sure it is a pinched nerve? I would be more worried about a deep venous thrombosis. I think it would be a good idea to be checked for that. You would need to see your doctor and might need to have some tests like a sonogram. The consequences of missing a DVT could be death in the worst case, so worth checking. ...Read more
Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when I sat down.
Mild intermittent nerve sensations in outer thighs. Healthy 29 year old female. 11 month old baby. Weak knees. Had shingles 5 years ago.
Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?
Crawling sensation on my left leg only, always below the knee. No nerve damage that I know of and happens throughout the day. Not only at night.
Nerve endings: That sensation probably represents irritability in the superficial nerves of the leg. Since there are no other neurological symptoms, it probably isn't a serious problem but it would be worthwhile to check for vitamin B 12 deficiency if symptoms persist. A neurologist could advise you further as needed. ...Read more
Burning behind the knee, especially with cold, with small swelling, no redness and no purplish, can be nerve? Leg hurt a little, started 3 days ago.
Question cut off.: Please resubmit with a specific question. Thanks. ...Read more
I have warm sensation in my left leg, like warm water going from up to down behind my knee. I was sitting these days in my chair right to the open door?
Warm sensation: I believe you have developed irritation of your Sural nerve, this nerve runs behind the knee cap and goes down and it's very superficial therefore it could become irritated so easily. If you change you posture and how you sit the nerve inflammation might go down, also manipulation by Chiropractors could help. ...Read more
Hi I keep getting a tightening/warming sensation behind left knee and left side of neck, neck can feel swollen too?
Warm sensation: The warming sensation and neck symptoms may be related to irritability of superficial nerves or even anxiety and tension. For evaluation a physician would have to examine your neck and knee carefully and decide whether any other consultations with a neurologist or otolaryngologist are advisable. ...Read more
For the past 2 nights I've had the strangest sensation in my right leg. Dull pain behind my knee, hot and cold sensations, and numbness. Any ideas?
I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?
My daughter is in MMA. She woke up and feels a popping sensation and weird movement just behind knee. Is this a hamstring tear? What should she do?
See: An Orthopedist as this sounds like something that needs careful attention ...Read more
Pulling sensation behind knee especially on days I'm on my feet a lot. Previous knee injuries on that knee including reoccuring patella dislocations.?
I'm having a burning sensation in the tendons located behind my knee. It hurts when I stand and feel as if they will cramp up.
See your pcp: 'burning' pain in the popliteal fossa (behind the knee) and when u stand up sounds like you've irritated your hamstrings. Possibly u strained them somehow w/o knowing about it. Also, popliteal cysts can cause this pain as well. These are seen commonly w/ knee problems like a cartilage tear. See your pcp and possibly referral to orthopedic surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more
My husband has been having a baker's cyst behind his knee. Today he began to feel a burning sensation radiating throughout his calf muscle.?
Baker's cyst: Time to see an Orthopedic surgeon!Get a more detailed answer ›
Standing on my right knee causes pain that of burning sensation. It lasts secs once I get off knee. No swelling. Fallen on them 10yrs. Nerve damage?
Sounds like you have:
Arthritis, or a meniscal tear. The fall might be responsible for the arthritis, but I think its the daily activities with subtle injuries in a susceptible person resulting in a meniscal tear. Its not a nerve issue.
See an orthopod and I am sure he'll help you.
In the meantime, use a cane for support, as I have seen too many people falling ; making it worse.
Good luck. ...Read more
What are symptoms of damaged nerves in left leg. I have pain above knee that radiates to fumer to hip. Sometimes the whole leg from behind. No back pain?
Damaged nerve pain is usually described as electrical shocks, burning, stabbing, pins and needle sensations. The pain can be exacerbated with movement but it can arise spontaneously. I would see a physician to work this up further.
Damage to nerves can also present as weakness in the leg. ...Read more
I had a ganglion cyst behind my knee about the size of a golf ball, removed by surgery due to nerve pain. It is already back. Now what do I do?
Bakery's cyst: You are describing a bakers cyst which is similar to a ganglion, but not of the wrist. All ganglion have a certain rate of recurrence. If it is bothersome go back to your original surgeon and discuss options. ...Read more