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Pain Behind Knee On Outside
Likely tendonitis: Pain that is worse at rest and at night may be tendonitis. The hamstring tendons attach behind the knee and if inflamed may be the cause of your pain. Stretching and anti-inflammatories are a good place to start. ...Read more
See doctor: I would get into see either your primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon if the problem persists. ...Read more
Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??
Probably overuse: Since this involves both knees, it is probably from overuse, especially since only the back of the knee. Take more frequent breaks to get up and walk around. Perform simple range of motion activities by moving the knee through full range of motion and stretch at the limits of motion when fully straight and fully bent. Ice may help if pain persists. Apply ice to painful area 15-20 min/hour. ...Read more
Discomfort all about knee especially just above knee & to outside of it. Feels like tight squeezing when knee is bent. Some pain behind knee too.
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
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
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
What could it be when a 6 year old has frequent knee pain, behind the knees, where she is crying in pain?
Many reasons: There is a whole list of possibilities for this pain. I would seek the attention of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon immediately. ...Read more
What would cause progressively worse knee pain that stems from behind the knee? It is painful to bend and to walk?
Several causes of pain behind the knee. I assume no recent trauma--you may have a baker's cyst--basically a collection of joint fluid extruded outside of the joint and formed sack there behind the knee...As it enlarges, it can cause pain and reduces ability to bend the knee.
A bit clot in the back can do so as well, but you don't have other symptoms to suggest that.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have recently started running and have developed knee pain, especially behind my left knee. I've stopped running but what else can I do?
Pain behind knee and on sides after jumping over a small rock. The left knee did not bend on landing like the right and is now very painful.?
Could be Cartilage:
Other choices are muscle or tendon or ligament
You may need an evaluation ...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
Sudden knee pain; noticeable swelling; no injury; just below r kneecap follows around to the inside side of knee and goes behind knee. What can it be?
Pain followed by: Swelling means injury/tear. C ur doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
Severe knee pain outside and behind knee. Limited range of movement. Using meloxicam. How to treat at home until dr. Appt wednesday?
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Worsening pain behind knee, decreased mobility, concerned of dvt. I have a history of pe as well.
I agree.: Concerning for DVT although there are many other things that can cause this - such as baker's cyst. Bakers cyst is usually a bulge on medial side of knee especially noticeable with full extension of knee. ...Read more
Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?
My husband experiencing pain behind knee. And humstring tendons feels to tender. What can it be and what to do to treat this condition?
Strain/sprain: It is likely a strain or sprain with possible tendon tear. Inadequate stretching before strenuous exercise or some type of fall may have caused some damage. If there isn't significant swelling and bruising, he should follow the r.I.C.E protocol. Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Ice 10 minutes several times a day and can wrap with ace bandage. ...Read more
Dull pain behind knee and calf that keeps feeling better when stretched. Almost feels slightly numb. Been inactive lately. Is this nothing serious?
Calf pain: Likely just tightness. Activity, stretch and try NSAID. If no improvement in a few days get checked. ...Read more
Many possibilities: 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: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
Knee pain: Sometimes a baker cyst can cuase pain in the back of knee. Also hamstrings attach near the buttocks and eun behind knee and can cuase problems. ...Read more
See your surgeon: Not unusual to still have some pain at 1 month. Difficult to say without an evaluation. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Several reasons: When you tear your acl you not only injury the ligament but can also damage the joint capsule & joint surface. I would discuss this with your doctor to find out what was found out at surgery. In the interim I would suggest mild anti-inflammatories, ice it at night. Continue to stretch and do low impact exercises. ...Read more
Pain behind knee, just switched to Nuvaring a week ago, could it be blood clot? Should I remove nuvaring?
Possible thrombosis: Nuvaring is associated w increased risk of local thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombosis (blood clot), arterial clots, & other vascular related disorders. Removing the Nuvaring is a good idea, but if it is a blood clot it needs to be addressed by a doctor. Need a vascular ultrasound, possible blood thinners (can start aspirin meanwhile), etc. Call the prescribing doctor or go to ER is after hour ...Read more
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