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Pain At The Back Of My Knee
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue mass, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
Why do I have pain at the back of my knee that hurts when I walk and sometimes gives a pulling sensation?
May be meniscus tear: Usually a sharp pain with certain activities such as twisting / bending may be a meniscus tear. If you have mechanical symptoms such as locking and catching it would be a good idea to see an orthopedic surgeon who can examine you better. If you had an injury then an MRI may be indicated as well. A hands on exam would be needed to evaluate this. Thanks! ...Read more
I have a pain at the back of my knee for a few days and know it seems to be travelling down my calve to my ankle it doesn't feel like muscle?.Thanks
Several: Pain in back of knee traveling down leg w/ no injury mechanism in your age could be several things. If it worsens or continues, get examined. Cysts can start in back of knee and as they " leak" fluid can cause discomfort down leg;calf ( gatroc)muscle strains can cause pain down leg( even though u feel its not muscle)as well as a nerve irritation(. Esp.If burning or " pins/ needles type pain); etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i walk I have a stinging pain at the back of my knee i had a match today in football and think i hurt it what could it be how long could i be out?
See Dr.: Continued trauma to the knees, especially with football, is not advised. I would see a dr./orthopedic specialist to evaluate and make recommendations for. ...Read more
I have a shooting pain at the back of my knee. Like an electric current zapping through. Painful and awkwardly uncomfortable. Happens mainly at night?
I feel a shooting pain at the back of my knee and knee feels tight. Could this be a tear or sprain?
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I can put full weight on my leg only when I bend it I get this pinching pain at the back of my knee and lower thigh. Still no swelling. Only been a day since I fell on it. Will it get better over time? What if going to a doctor isn't an option?
Ice down- then, heat: Ice it down twice daily until the knee freezes (20-30 minutes). Within next 24-48 hrs. switch from ice to warm compresses. I don't understand why seeing a doctor is "not an option"....usually in every major metropolitan city there is a way to see a doctor even if you have no insurance. You could solicit a private consultation here on this network....very inexpensive compared to private doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing shooting pain at the back of my knee cap for almost a week now.Is this because of the varicose or dvt?
See a physician: Pain at the back of the kneecap can be you to multiple reasons which includes joint and ligament problems, nerve problems, DVT , varicose veins and bakers cyst you should consult an orthopedic physician who can diagnose your problem by physical examination and imaging studies like x-rays or MRI if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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