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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?

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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.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

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.?

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Recommend seeing an Orthopedic specialist for exam.
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Dr. Craig Greene answered:

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?

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If its not a blood clot (get an ultrasound), then likely a muscle strain
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Dr. James L. Chen answered:

3 wks post acl/meniscus/knee cartillage repair I still hav calf /back of knee pain & swells.beyond 85 deg of knee fold is painful. is this normal?

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if you had your own hamstring harvested then pain at 3 weeks back there is reasonable. if you didn't and it is painful and there is a lot of swelling then you should see your physician to make sure there is no blood clot back there. usually patients take aspirin or a blood thinner to prevent a clot.
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Dr. Nathan Lilya answered:

Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?

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First thing is to take a really good look at your shoes. They should be fitted to your feet with good arch support. Have someone watch you run. Does one foot strike differently than the other? Does one toe point at a different angle than the other? Have someone measure your leg length. Is one leg longer than the other? Custom orthotics can help with many of these types of problems.
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Dr. Scott Graham answered:

My knees make a creaking/popping sound when I extend my leg. It is sometimes painful to walk down stairs. I exercise and eat well. What can I do?

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You have Chondromalacia Patella. This is an early degenerative problem of the cartilage on the back of the patella and the stress with up and down activities causes grinding under the kneecap. The best treatment options are icing, hamstring and quad stretching, avoid stairs/lunges/squats and activity modification.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

Right knee pain only on left side no swelling cant keep bent 4 long painful when leg is straite it looks like my knee is shifted to left a lot?

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The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: Trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions.
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Dr. Allen P. Lu answered:

I have had knee pain only at night when I try to lay on my side and lay the inner part of my knee on the mattress. The only way I can sleep is turning on my opposite side and keeping the painful leg off the mattress.?

Hamstring tendinitis

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While there may be many causes of this pain, two very common sources is hamstring tendinitis that occurs from limping. The limping is often caused by weakness of the quad muscles, but can also be caused by knee problems such as arthritis. If you have had a fall recently, the cause can also be an MCL tear. To isolate the problem, a trip to your friendly neighborhood orthopedist may be helpful.
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Foggy memory painful joints and muscles.. Swollon feet and hands. Painful knee pain in both knees and feels tender?

see rheumatologist

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likely arthritis or multi-system disease such as lupus. Rheumatologic evaluation essential
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Dr. Anthony Filly answered:

I have a terrible pain in my knees. xray reports show everything normal. however changing my leg position after some time is very painful. ?

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X-rays only show the bones. You may need an MRI to look at all the ligaments and meniaci
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