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Pain Behind Knee Can T Straighten Leg
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
Hamstring: Pain behind the knee w/ ' stretching' your leg may be due to hamstring irritation/ injury, undiagnosed bakers' cysts, and other causes. See your md for evaluation if no improvement or go to er if pain / swelling worsen (dvt work - up). ...Read more
I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?
OA vs PFPS: Two possibilities are most likely. The first is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear ("rust in the joint"). This is usually in middle-age people but can occur earlier with excessive use. Another option is patellofemoral pain syndrome, or inflammation where the kneecap tracks on the femur (upper leg bone). In most people, these can both be helped with antinflammatory meds and quad strengthening. ...Read more
What would cause a feeling of creeping internally up the back of my leg from my knee to below bottom? Also pain behind knee. Not severe, red, or hot.
Leg pain.: Sitting in front of computer a long time in a hard chair would my first guess. Lets do 2nd opinion and figure I out. ...Read more
Knee pain when trying to flex the leg. Won't straighten when I walk and swollen. I have no pain on the side or the back of the knee.?
Knee pain which gets worse the longer I keep them bent, until I have no choice but to straighten my legs, which is even more painful but relieves pain?
Knee pain on/off 7 yrs. Around/behind kneecaps. Both legs, not always same time. Can’t link to weather, activity, temp. Heat=more discomfort. Akp?
therapy is importan: This sounds like you have patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is the result of mild damage to the cartilage behind her kneecap or a chronic strain to the muscles attaching into the kneecap. If symptoms of swelling, catching, locking and giving way occur he may require surgery. If these do not exist physical therapy stressing the core, hip muscles and the muscles would be indicated. ...Read more
Unable to sit by folding legs. If manage to fold then can't bring it back have pain behind knee area and hip area. Having e.Coli in urine. What's this?
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?
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
Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp My hip is very tense?
I'm suffering severe knee pain. Started when I was 17 yrs old. X-ray came back fine. Legs feels like it will snap when straighten leg. Worst at night,?
Probably not: Sudden onset pain usually is associated with something like a muscle tear or cyst rupture if the pain is very localized to behind the knee, not involving the entire lower leg. However, any time there is concern about a possible blood clot, you should be checked by a health professional. ...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 m having a very sharp pain in my legs my thigh is so tight and its so painful that's it hard to move. Pain behind knee! Wtd? I'm 145lbs 5 0” inches
Nerve: The combination of pain radiating down the leg and numbness is consistent with a nerve impingement from a bulging disc in your lower spine. A lesser cause is primary nerve inflammation (neuritis). A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. A spine MRI may be ordered. ...Read more
How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.
Convinced I have dvt and going to die had four scans on one leg two on other but I am still scared they missing something no swelling or heat just pain behind knee cant cope anymore?
Knee pain in front and behind. Worse when bending knee. Also front shin pain throbbing deep ache same leg. Keeps me up at night. Not sure what to Do?
See a doctor: You see a doctor and have the knee evaluated. ...Read more
Panicking neg doppler ten days ago startes getin pain behind knee yesterday panic attacks it clot had three scans on left leg one on right and ct all neg but d dimer was 310 cut off 230?
Clinical more import: There is much more importance in this kind of situation of the clinical picture for the presence of a blood clot than the value of 1 single lab value. If your other testing is negative multiple times and a doctor's examination of the leg is negative for suspicion of a clot then, 1 single abnormal lab shouldn't change anything. Write to me if more questions: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
I have a venous us and see a vascular doc in a week for severe bilateral foot/ankle swelling attacks. The leg cramps/pain behind knee.? How to sleep?
One of the concerns:
Is a clot, a bakers cyst is another that comes to mind. A clot is serious if present and needs to be dealt with immediately. The question is did you already have he ultrasound or not? If you didn't go get it done...And do not wait a week. If you did and it was negative, I would call the doctors office anyway explain your ina lot of pain and ask to be seen earlier.
Perhaps ice would help.... ...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
Pain behind knee cap. Bulging foot veins. Leg hurts when pressure applied. Cramping in calf and thigh. Neg ddimer and ultrasound. What could it be?
Chondromalac/compart: When knees develop early tendonitis change, there can be periods of flare where inflammation and pain can develop behind the kneecap due to cartilage tears. This is also called patellar chondromalacia. There is also concern for compartment syndrome given your vascular complaints. It is thus best to see a Sports Medicine &/or Vascular MD to diagnose what is going on and make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more
Knee cap problems: Or chondromalcia. The most common symptom of this problem is knee pain that increases when you walk up or down stairs. Simple treatments — such as rest and ice — often help, and motrin, but sometimes physical therapy or even surgery is needed to ease patellofemoral pain. ...Read more
I started having left inner knee pain that woke me up, couldn't bend or straighten knee. Couldn't bear weight for 10 min. Or so. Has happened 2x?
Could be a torn medial meniscus
probably should get it checked out. ...Read more
A few thoughts: You have to consider what is behind the knee. There are blood vessels, tendons, muscles, knee joint. You have to consider each of these. When you are evaluated these will be looked at to try to clarify your symptoms. ...Read more
Most likely not: I advice you to and see your family doctor and check it out to what he problem. ...Read more
I had tkr with no residual pain, and stable after 6 months, now pain behind knee and it gives out?
See Ortho: You must discuss this with the orthopedic surgeon as these symptoms warrant attention. ...Read more
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