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Dr. Greg Hicken Dr. Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
years in practice
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Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Likely tendonitis: Pain that is worse at rest and at night may be tendonitis. The hamstring tendons attach behind the knee and if inflamed may be the cause of your pain. Stretching and anti-inflammatories are a good place to start.

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

A few thoughts: You have to consider what is behind the knee. There are blood vessels, tendons, muscles, knee joint. You have to consider each of these. When you are evaluated these will be looked at to try to clarify your symptoms.

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Dr. Stephen Watson Dr. Watson
Pain Management
34 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Two neg dopplers pain behind knee mainly when sitting no swelling petrified they missed something chances of them missing clot behind knee?

Two neg dopplers pain behind knee mainly when sitting no swelling petrified they missed something chances of them missing clot behind knee?

Likely not clot: I am not an orthopedic surgeon but I would think that your pain is likely secondary to some strain of your knee ligaments/other structures of the knee. Blood clots would be in the deep veins of the lower leg, not so much behind the knee/calf circumference increased. I would think most folks would have an aching sensation, not just sitting. Antegrade venogram would be more definitive. See ur M.D

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra Dr. Poelstra
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
20 years in practice
University of Groningen Faculty of Medicine
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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best!

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Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Cause of pain behind knee after folding or stretching left leg?

Hamstring: Pain behind the knee w/ ' stretching' your leg may be due to hamstring irritation/ injury, undiagnosed bakers' cysts, and other causes. See your md for evaluation if no improvement or go to er if pain / swelling worsen (dvt work - up).

Dr. Christopher Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Pain behind knee after 1 month post ACL surgery. Pain meds aren't working?

Pain behind knee after 1 month post ACL surgery. Pain meds aren't working?

See your surgeon: Not unusual to still have some pain at 1 month. Difficult to say without an evaluation. See your surgeon.

Dr. Zachary Veres Dr. Veres
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Stuart Novack Dr. Novack
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
Chang Su Medical College
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Pain behind knee for a few days?

Pain behind knee for a few days?

Many: Should see your md or rheum or ortho for eval which would include ultrasoud ;potential causes are bakers cyst;phlebitis ;arterial disease;referred pain from the back, etc.

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson Dr. Tyson
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Daniel Farber Dr. Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
20 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What does it mean if I am having pinching pain behind knee?

What does it mean if I am having pinching pain behind knee?

There must be a crab: Maybe there's a crab there. You're not too far from maryland. Seriously, there can be many many possibilities including a cyst, nerve irritation, muscle tear or tightness. If it is persistent then see your doc.

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson Dr. Tyson
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

You knees - gelling: We call this gelling when you sit a while and your joints get stiff like gello after setting. This can be related to knee joint arthritis, or knee bursitis or tendonitis. We do have lift chairs to help people awith knee and hip pain get out of a chair and adding height can help. Getting off the toilet can be a problem and there are raised toilet seats but you need an evaluation, x-rays.

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Dr. Steven Simon Dr. Simon
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
34 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Knee pain from sitting/standing at work. Nothing vigorous or no bending or twisting. Possibilities?? Suggestions?? Thanks

Arthritis, get eval: At 76 yo, unless there is diabetes, the most common problem is degenerative joint disease, arthritis. See an orthopedist for X rays and manual examination. Injections, physical therapy, topical and oral options can offer significant relief. Get going!

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Dr. Mark Williams Dr. Williams
Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Probably overuse: Since this involves both knees, it is probably from overuse, especially since only the back of the knee. Take more frequent breaks to get up and walk around. Perform simple range of motion activities by moving the knee through full range of motion and stretch at the limits of motion when fully straight and fully bent. Ice may help if pain persists. Apply ice to painful area 15-20 min/hour.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Pierre Moeser Dr. Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
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I had tkr with no residual pain, and stable after 6 months, now pain behind knee and it gives out?

I had tkr with no residual pain, and stable after 6 months, now pain behind knee and it gives out?

See Ortho: You must discuss this with the orthopedic surgeon as these symptoms warrant attention.

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Dr. Blake Miller Dr. Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
9 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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I have pain knee pain when bending standing and sitting my knee is very swollen and if I sit on the floor I'm unable to get up. What could it be???

U must've injured-: -Ur self, it could B a cartilage tear or ACL, if not injury go 2 ER. Also a good place 2 go if not able 2 C Ur orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Audie Rolnick Dr. Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Why do I get knee pain when sitting and left leg crossed?

Why do I get knee pain when sitting and left leg crossed?

Inside or outside: If inside can be torn meniscus, arthritis, synovitis. If outside can be ligament or it band or meniscus.