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Doctor insights on: Pain Behind Knee Can T Straighten Leg

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Cause of pain behind knee after folding or stretching left leg?

Cause of pain behind knee after folding or stretching left leg?

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

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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?

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?

Patellofemoral Pain: Pain in the front of the knee around the kneecap, that often gets worse with using stairs, prolonged sitting, or activity such as walking long distances is called patellofemoral pain syndrome. It can often be addressed with physical therapy. I would recommend seeing a physician to make sure nothing else is going on, and help guide your treatment plan. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. Whats this?

See below:: I believe you have an urinary tract infection that you need to get treated; your knee problem sounds like a meniscal lesion or 2, causing all your knee/leg problems. You should see your doctor for the urinary infection and an orthopod for the knee problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

MTS usually painless: May-Thurner syndrome is usually painless unless the patient has new deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Venous duplex is diagnostic of DVT. If a d-dimer test was done a negative result all but precludes DVT. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Your joint: pains could be a sign of inflammatory joint disease. Please consult an internist or video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. If you have not had xrays of these joints, please request them from you primary doctor. When did you have your knee surgery? ...Read more