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What are possible causes of tightness and pinch sensation back of knee in a teen?

What are possible causes of tightness and pinch sensation back of knee in a teen?

Tight tendons: A common cause of posterior knee pain in adolescents it having tight hamstrings. As one hits puberty, the bones can grow faster than the tendons and muscles. This can lead to pain in the knee cap area, as well as pain in the back of the knee as well. This usually resolves with stretching. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Does capsular tightness be cured by knee fluid injection and can that helps in get back full knee extention?

Does capsular tightness be cured  by  knee fluid injection and  can that helps in get back full knee extention?

Capsule tight: If tight, may be unable to correct with just injections it depends upon cause of tightness/contracture. Pt, exercises. Nsaids, cortisone injections , laser/modalities, & possible surgical releases/reconstructions may help. ...Read more

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Back of knee pain at the bend gets worse as day goes. It's tight & inflamed could this be as related or something else. Pain for a month gettin worse?

Back of knee pain at the bend gets worse as day goes. It's tight & inflamed could this be as related or something else. Pain for a month gettin worse?

Bakers cyst: There are a number of possibilities, but probably the most common is a bakers cyst; which is a herniation of the posterior aspect of the capsule between two tendons in the back of the knee. It can cause the back of the knee to be swollen, tender, and quite painful. Because having a blood clot is another possibility and can be life threatening, you should be checked. ...Read more

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Tkr may 8. Manipulation aug21---120 degree now. However medial pain pulling with wt bear squat . Cause. Back knee tight?

Tkr may 8. Manipulation aug21---120 degree now. However medial pain pulling with wt bear squat . Cause. Back knee tight?

These are normal, -: Under the circumstances. Some patients take up to 6 months. If you 've got 120 degrees of bend, that's great. The aches and pains should be getting better. If you are better today than 2 weeks ago, everything is coming along nicely, although slowly. Also since the mua on 8/21st, I am sure, some bleeding occurred, which to some extent, will slow the healing process. You are coming along well. ...Read more

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Suddenly have pain in my left knee, especially on the back. Very painful when first standing up to walk, but eases up. Feels tight. Any help?

Suddenly have pain in my left knee, especially on the back. Very painful when first standing up to walk, but eases up. Feels tight. Any help?

Meniscus tear: it is painful to squat down on that knee? Do you notice any swelling behind the knee? It could be a torn meniscus. Ice and home exercises might be helpful. If you have locking, catching, or pain with squatting you might need to see your doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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My right calf and back on knee is tight and stiff with some pain, worse on walking after sitting?

See a doctor: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee and calf. First go to an er as you need to rule out a blood clot immediately. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee/calf. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist as well. ...Read more

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What are the physical exams that goes into telling if someone has a ACL problem? I have a tight band in the back of my knee.

What are the physical exams that goes into telling if someone has a ACL problem? I have a tight band in the back of my knee.

ACL Injury: Problems with an acl don't just gradually develop. They can be usually be related back to a significant, if not catastrophic, injury. The resultant problems would be a very swollen knee and later a problem with the knee giving out when you turn or twist on that leg. ...Read more

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While a knee has twisted, what could give a sensation of a tight band crossing over the knee cap "snapping" back into place like a rubberband?

While a knee has twisted, what could give a sensation of a tight band crossing over the knee cap "snapping" back into place like a rubberband?

Plica: Your description fits that of the relatively uncommon plica or shelf.This can cause popping / catching about the kneecap... However, so can patellar subluxations( kneecap slipping) as well as loose bodies and meniscal ( cartilage tears)( less common). See your ORS for exam and definitive diagnosis . Good Luck! ...Read more