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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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