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Dr. Greg Hicken
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Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Dr. Greg Hicken
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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

Dr. John Goldman
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Scott Keith
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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?

Dr. Scott Keith
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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?

Knee monia.: I would feel confidant that there is no clot, especially, after two negative Dopplers. Consider obtaining an orthopedic consult for you knee. There is considerable chance of a problem there. ...Read more

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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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.

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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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! ...Read more

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Dr. David Trettin
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Cause of pain behind knee after folding or stretching left leg?

Dr. David Trettin
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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). ...Read more

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

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What is the likely cause of my knee pain on arising from sitting position after a long time?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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What is the likely cause of my knee pain on arising from sitting position after a long time?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common cause but tendinitis, bursitis or tears are possible. ...Read more

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

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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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. ...Read more

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