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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

See physician: Physical examination by physician and then usually doppler ultraasound for confirmation. Sometimes pain in this area can be caused by baker cyst, collection of synovial fluid. ...Read more

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Have sudden pain behind knee. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of leg blood clot?

Have sudden pain behind knee. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of leg blood clot?

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

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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?

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?

Posterior knee pain: Yes, see orthopedic surgeon. Consider arthritis, gastroc soleus strain, popliteal cyst, referred sciatic pain, and rule out a blood clot with venous doppler. ...Read more

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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?

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 didnt 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

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