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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.?

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

Nerve (Definition)

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


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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

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

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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

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

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Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

See doctor: There are a number of things he can cause pain like that from knee joint problems to vascular problems. I would get into see a regular doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp nerve like pain behind knee. Every so often. Not constant?

Sharp nerve like pain behind knee. Every so often. Not constant?

See doctor: I would get into see either your primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon if the problem persists. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

Paresthesias: numbness and tingling, or pins and needles sensations, called parenthesis, are often early symptoms of nerve injury. If it does not quickly clear, see your orthopoedist for proper eval. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Cyst: If you can feel or palpate a fullness behind your knee this may be a baker's cyst. These put pressure on the structures behind the knee such as nerves, tendons, or blood vessels. The symptoms arise from the pressure. Surgery may be required. ...Read more

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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.

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.

It sounds like: Sciatica or pinched nerve which maybe related to arthritis, slipped disc or narrowing of the spinal canal. Diabetes is a remote possibility. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Nerve pain: Hi, nerve pains are usually burning form, the way you are describing it, it sounds more like nerve compression pain. If you have swelling of the Calf, a Doppler ultrasound would be helpful to make sure there is no blood clot ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

I have tingling sensation behind my left knee. Does this mean I have a popliteal aneurysm?

Unlikely: Popliteal artery aneurysms are not typically symptomatic (not painful) until they occlude. We don't worry about these rupturing. We worry mainly about these clotting and blocking circulation to the legs. Tingling would not be associated with a popliteal aneurysm. ...Read more

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Hi I keep getting a tightening/warming sensation behind left knee and left side of neck, neck can feel swollen too?

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

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I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

Baker's cyst: You may have a baker's cyst. It is best diagnosed with an ultrasound of the area. An antiinflammatory medication may be helpful until you can have your doctor evaluate this, to make sure it is nothing more serious, such as a blood clot in the deep veins. ...Read more

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Pulling sensation behind knee especially on days I'm on my feet a lot. Previous knee injuries on that knee including reoccuring patella dislocations.?

Pulling sensation behind knee especially on days I'm on my feet a lot. Previous knee injuries on that knee including reoccuring patella dislocations.?

Could be deep: Venous thrombophlebitis, although unlikely unless you have swelling or risk factors. More likely a muscle strain, but show it to your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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?

Depends: 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

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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?

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

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I am having intermittent twitching and vibrations in calves and feet. Also a vibrating sensation very frequently behind left knee. Concerned MND.

I am having intermittent twitching and vibrations in calves and feet. Also a vibrating sensation very frequently behind left knee. Concerned MND.

Uncertain: Do the muscles Twitch? If not this might be paresthesias. You can discuss wiht your physicains - if the muscles twitch then this could be muscular or nerve. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more