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My 19 yrs old daughter hurt her left knee when she bends her knee she has pain behind her knee and down her calf?

My 19 yrs old daughter hurt her left knee when she bends her knee she has pain behind her knee and down her calf?

Knee Pain: Pain behind the knee can be from a muscle sprain and sometimes from a cyst. Has she had a specific injury ? Does she have the pain only when she flexes her knee ? I think we need a little more history to help. The main concerns are locking, catching and giving out of the knee. Those are often related to problems that may require surgery. ...Read more

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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


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Sudden pain behind left knee shoots down into calf all the way to foot very painfull when the pain starts I have to sit down no injury to knee.

Sudden pain behind left knee shoots down into calf all the way to foot very painfull when the pain starts I have to sit down no injury to knee.

Get checked out: One possibility is a Bakers Cyst which is an out pocketing of fluid from your knee joint capsule. can press upon surrounding structures and cause pain. other aspects to evaluate are the blood vessels in the popliteal space and the calf and hamstring tendons. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain i can barely walk on it and if i sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?

Should i see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain i can barely walk on it and if i sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?

Posterior knee pain: Yes, see orthopedic surgeon. Consider arthritis, gastroc soleus strain, popliteal cyst, referred sciatic pain, and rule out a blood clot with venous doppler. ...Read more

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I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, i've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?

I have one inch diameter  lump behind knee  just above calf on inner side of knee, i've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain  behind knee?

Bakers cyst: This is most likely a baker's cyst. This is a pouch of joint fluid collecting behind the knee. It can occur with most types of arthritis and with repetitive squatting. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. There are other more dangerous causes of a lump in this area. You should see your doctor to get a definite diagnosis. If you have calf pain and leg swelling go directly to the er. ...Read more

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Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular (PAD- peripheral artery disease) in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Constant Calf and behind knee pain for over 2 weeks, can I have a clot below knee? Ultrasound done from popliteal to groin and it was negative.

Constant Calf and behind knee pain for over 2 weeks, can I have a clot below knee? Ultrasound done from popliteal to groin and it was negative.

Repeat evaluation.: A Bakers cyst which is an enclosed collection of fluid contiguous to the meniscus can rupture because the fluid can rupture the joint capsule and has a different level of acidity a burning sensation can occur in the calf muscle.DVT is still possible.A d-dimer blood test can asess the risk or tendency of coagubility.An ultrasound could detect the cyst.The most serious possibility is still the DVT. ...Read more

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