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What to do if I have a sharp pain at the back of my knee when i bend it and walk on it?

What to do if I have a sharp pain at the back of my knee when i bend it and walk on it?

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

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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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

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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After a soccer game, I felt pain at the back of my knee.Using ibuprofen and wrapping it, pain was gone, but still feels unstable. No swelling at all. ?

After a soccer game, I felt pain at the back of my knee.Using ibuprofen and wrapping it, pain was gone, but still feels unstable. No swelling at all. ?

Knee instability : Can be caused by tendon or ligament damage . PT can be used to strengthen muscles and improve stability. An MRI would show what exactly is damaged and extent of damage. Surgery might be necessary in some cases. ...Read more

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I fell and my knee mad a loud poppin sound and sometimes gives out when om walkin. The pain is at the back of my knee. Could it be my pcl?

I fell and my knee mad a loud poppin sound and sometimes gives out when om walkin. The pain is at the back of my knee. Could it be my pcl?

Or your ACL!: If it's giving out when you walk, the concern for a ligametous injury (acl, pcl, mcl) is high. A visit to your physician is suggested. The evaluation would determine if an imaging study (i.e. Mri) is warranted. ...Read more

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Pain right at the back of my left knee, what might this be?

Let try to help: The sources of this pain could come from the knee or from the anatomy around the knee. The knee joint extend to the back and any injury could cause pain in the back. Some times muscle tightening in the back of the knee cause the pain (that could happen from back problems. ...Read more

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I get pain at the back of my leg, behind my knee, when I cycle longer distances. Afterward it hurst when climbing stairs using that leg first. What can be the cause and how can I treat this?

I get pain at the back of my leg, behind my knee, when I cycle longer distances. Afterward it hurst when climbing stairs using that leg first. What can be the cause and how can I treat this?

Knee pain: I would start with a bike fit and checking cleat position and saddle height. Following this a medical evaluate to evaluate circulation and or any structural issues with the knee including tight hamstrings triggers in muscle groups etc. a physio assessment may be helpful ...Read more

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I am having knee pain on the sides and back of my knee. I can not bend or straighten it?

Karate kid injury?: If you have injured your knee, you may have damaged a cruciate or lateral ligament, cartilage, or other support structure. Rest, elevation, and ice may help out, but if you are having severe pain, or swelling you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have knee pain but it isn't the front of my knee it is the back of my knee. I am 18 years old and I am a female. what is wrong with me???

I have knee pain but it isn't the front of my knee it is the back of my knee. I am 18 years old and I am a female. what is wrong with me???

Tricky.: without an exam, I can only give general information. And muscles and tendons are back there. There is also a sac of fluid inside the knee (bursa) that often pops out the back ...Read more

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When i bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

When i bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

Nonspecific: There are several possible causes of this, including a sprain of the knee, possibly a cyst in the back of the knee, cartilage injury, etc. Conservative treatment with progressive activity and anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I'm having severe L knee pain in the front, inner side, & back of my knee. I've had pain for a few years & haven't sustained an injury. Any ideas?

I'm having severe L knee pain in the front, inner side, & back of my knee. I've had pain for a few years & haven't sustained an injury. Any ideas?

Needs to be checked: Severe knee pain in a young person should be evaluated by an orthopedic doctor, especially if it has been several years. You could have patello-femoral syndrome, osgood-schlatter disease, osteochondritis dessicans. ...Read more