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Pain Behind Knee And Down Calf
34yr old. New job on my feet all day. Last 2 days pain behind knee down into top of calf. Gets worse as day goes on, better at home. Worry about blood clot?
My 19 yrs old daughter hurt her left knee when she bends her knee she has pain behind her knee and down her calf?
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
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
I've been having very bad pain behind my knee radiating down into my calf for about a week and a half, and has been getting worse. What should I do?
I turned around fast playing sports and have terrible pain behind right knee that shoots down my calf. I can barely walk and unable to sleep.?
Knee pain?: See u pcp to make sure u don't have meniscus tear.! ...Read more
2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.
This may be related: To anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation. Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. ...Read more
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
No knee pain ever. Recently I have been doing a project that requires me to squat down to do some things. When I get up I can't straighten my leg, pain behind knee cap. This will last for 24 hrs and then be fine. Will happen the following weekend when I s
Chondromalacia patel: This is probably chondromalacia patella this is softening of the Cartlidge underneath the kneecap. The best therapy is to strengthen and the quadriceps muscle. These are the thigh muscles. ...Read more
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?
I have been having severe knee pain in one knee for the past couple days. Now the pain is also going above my knee & calf. Laying down hurts worse.
Knee pains: Need thorough clinical exam followed by appropriate investigations for cause and treatment by your physician, internist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Dull pain behind knee and calf that keeps feeling better when stretched. Almost feels slightly numb. Been inactive lately. Is this nothing serious?
Calf pain: Likely just tightness. Activity, stretch and try NSAID. If no improvement in a few days get checked. ...Read more
What has to be done for a persisting knee pain that runs down the entire length of the calf making it difficult to bend the leg? I have had persistent knee pain since the past year and it's got worse after I injured the same knee 6 months ago when I fell.
2-3inch lump in back of thigh 2inches above knee, pain radiating down calf and up thigh with slight swelling of knee?
Knee pain that radiates to shin calf thigh and side of leg and pain when I press behind right side of knee and front right side what can it be?
Impossible to say: See an orthopedist or rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
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
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.
Started birth control 5 weeks ago. Pain behind knee and calf. Been laying in bed for long periods of time. Should I be worried?
Concerned, yes!: The pain in your behind your knee and calf has many possible causes. You are right to be concerned that it may be related to BCP's and inactivity. While blood clots are relatively uncommon, they are a risk. Call the doc who prescribed this to you today, or go to a clinic, Urgent Care or ER to find out what is going on. You could consider a PRIME consult, as well, to help decide which is best. ...Read more
Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time I take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?
Possibly yes. Get --:
Yourself checked out by your pcp or go to an er if a blood clot is suspected, so a doppler scan be done to exclude/confirm it.
Generally its due to a pulled muscle, sprained ligament, or a rupture of a cyst behind the knee. These are more commonly seen.
Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more
Have had knee pain for last 2 weeks. Today I have numbness & tingling down the back of my calf & toes with the knee pain still. Go to er?
Not sure ER: I'm not sure the ER is the exact right place for you unless you are completely unable to walk on that leg. I like to save the ER for actual emergencies. I would certainly advise trying to see your doc first thing Monday however, or you could even try Urgent Care where you could get an X-ray of your knee and see if there's an abnormality that could be affecting a nerve behind your knee. Best of luck ...Read more
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
I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?
Choices baker's cyst: The first thing that comes to mind is could this be a Baker's cyst. This is the swelling in the back of the knee and can go up the back of the thigh and down the calf. There are also tendons and bursitis that can cause these problems. This is something you need to discuss with your physician ...Read more
Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.
29/f. Pain behind knee when walking or any type of exercise. Been this way for a month. Now pain in calf just started today? Dvt? N/s and no bc.
See a doctor please: Typically a DVT will cause discomfort at rest and with activity. The symptoms of a DVT can be vague so it is a good idea to get checked by a doctor and possibly an ultrasound. However. A muscle strain or some internal injury to the knee are more likely the cause. See doctor and I hope it resolves quickly. ...Read more
Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?
Saw PCP yesterday for pain behind knee on L leg w/calf pain, showed him MRI diagnosis may-thurner syn. He thinks pain is related to mts, didn't do tests. Ideas?
Pain started at bottom left foot near heel, now top foot left pain with calf and behind thr knee pain. No swelling, wear sandals, lots of standing?
Foot specialist?: Hard to say, but it could even be from improper fit of your shoes and the standing or both. I would be evaluated by a professional and not try to heal yourself, which could make things worse. ...Read more
Sudden pain in right calf while dancing, thought it was cramping (pain below calf), but gone in few seconds. Now: pain behind knee & 15cm above heel?
Experiencing small sharp pinching pain in middle of calf for 2 days. Tonight felt larger sharp pinching pain behind knee that came and went. On birth control. Have recently been exercising more. DVT?
I had major abdominal surgery 11 days ago. A few days now, pain behind knee and on calf. The pain is either very sharp, or burning. Had uss, no dvt.
1: Go to the nearest Emergency facility - have some one take you there.
2: Call your abdominal surgeon as early as possible on Monday.
The ER today would be my strongest recommendation. ...Read more
Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?
Get examined!: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral (kneecap) pain. Your 'cyst' may be causing the pain in the back of your knee (popliteal/ Bakers' cyst).Not sure if your 'partial' ACL injury is causing symptoms or not without a thorough examination (it can cause cysts in the knee joint occasssionally.) See a board certified ORS. Best of Luck! ...Read more
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