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I have pain behind knees and thighs every night; lower back pain during day. What could it be?

I have pain behind knees and thighs every night; lower back pain during day. What could it be?

Lumbar Radiculitis: It sounds like you have lumbar radiculitis which is pain in the back that radiates to the legs. This is also referred to as sciatica. I recommend making an appointment with a pain doctor to find out for sure. Check out paindoctor.Com for a doc near you. ...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


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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan . ...Read more

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I have pain behind my knee, calf, thigh front & back shin it's only in left leg it hurts when resting & active what could it be thank you?

I have pain behind my knee, calf, thigh front & back shin it's only in left leg it hurts when resting & active what could it be thank you?

Many possibilities: See an orthopedist and get examined. This could be bony, muscular, neurologic, vascular or who knows what else. Go get looked at and feel better quickly. Best. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Yes: All the symptoms you are referring to are consistent with Sciatica. See your doctor. I really like Physical Therapy for sciatica. You may want to consider this as well, but ask your doctor what is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Would pain from DVT be localized or widespread? I have pain in foot, behind knee and thigh. I am a 27 y/o female with no risk factors except travel.

Would pain from DVT be localized or widespread? I have pain in foot, behind knee and thigh. I am a 27 y/o female with no risk factors except travel.

Swelling?: The main indication of DVT is swelling, not pain. I see you had a d-dimer. If it's negative, you can rest assured that you don't have a DVT. It's very sensitive but not specific. ...Read more

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Pain behind right knee and into thigh. Blood clot? Would it be safe to wait till tomo to see a doctor if it were a clot.

Pain behind right knee and into thigh. Blood clot? Would it be safe to wait till tomo to see a doctor if it were a clot.

Other Reason for It?: Blood clots, or deep venous thromboses (dvt), can be associated with pain and swelling, especially when there is not another explanation for these symptoms (infection, bruising, bleeding, injury). If blood clots are common in your family, or if you have had a prior blood clot, check it out asap. The risk of untreated DVT is clot extension or embolization (breaking off and traveling), to the lungs. ...Read more

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I have a dull but constant pain exactly behind my knees, where the thigh and lower part of the leg join,that worsens with standing. Is this sciatica?

I have a dull but constant pain exactly behind my knees, where the thigh and lower part of the leg join,that worsens with standing. Is this sciatica?

Likely not: Classic sciatica radiates from the low back/ buttock and shoots down your leg. This occurs when a whole nerve root is irritated. Irritation can occur anywhere however so could manifest solely as toe pain, knee pain, etc. This would be unusual however, especially for the back of your knee. The most common cause of pain behind the knee would be tendonitis or other similar ortho problems ...Read more