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Pain behind knee for a few days?

Pain behind knee for a few days?

Many: Should see your md or rheum or ortho for eval which would include ultrasoud ;potential causes are bakers cyst;phlebitis ;arterial disease;referred pain from the back, etc. ...Read more

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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Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

See doctor: There are a number of things he can cause pain like that from knee joint problems to vascular problems. I would get into see a regular doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am having pinching pain behind knee?

What does it mean if I am having pinching pain behind knee?

There must be a crab: Maybe there's a crab there. You're not too far from maryland. Seriously, there can be many many possibilities including a cyst, nerve irritation, muscle tear or tightness. If it is persistent then see your doc. ...Read more

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Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

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

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Sharp nerve like pain behind knee. Every so often. Not constant?

Sharp nerve like pain behind knee. Every so often. Not constant?

See doctor: I would get into see either your primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon if the problem persists. ...Read more

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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??

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

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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.

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.

Swelling?: Sounds like the knee is swollen and the tightness is because of the fluid in the joint. I would have a doctor (Urgent care or PCP) check it out and determine what should be done and how to treat the discomfort. ...Read more

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Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

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

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I had tkr with no residual pain, and stable after 6 months, now pain behind knee and it gives out?

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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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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Dull aching pain behind knee right above the crease. Woke up with it?

Home remedy: Sounds very non -specific. Specific diagnosis difficult without physical exam of the area. Apply a little ice and take 600mg Ibuprofen with food. If not improving over next few days see PCP for a check up. ...Read more

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Pain behind knee when standing for too long. What can I do to prevent this?

Pain behind knee when standing for too long. What can I do to prevent this?

Stretching: You probably need to do some knee stretching. You could also have a bakers cyst. That cyst can be a sign of arthritis. I would get it checked out. ...Read more

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What could it be when a 6 year old has frequent knee pain, behind the knees, where she is crying in pain?

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

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What would cause progressively worse knee pain that stems from behind the knee? It is painful to bend and to walk?

Baker's cyst?: 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

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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?

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?

Strengthen: Quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...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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Worsening pain behind knee, decreased mobility, concerned of dvt. I have a history of pe as well.

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

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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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My husband experiencing pain behind knee. And humstring tendons feels to tender. What can it be and what to do to treat this condition?

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

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Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

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

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Tight feeling sharp pain behind knee and into buttock?

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

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Pain behind knee after 1 month post ACL surgery. Pain meds aren't working?

Pain behind knee after 1 month post ACL surgery. Pain meds aren't working?

See your surgeon: Not unusual to still have some pain at 1 month. Difficult to say without an evaluation. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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I keep having knee pain behind my knee 18 months post op. Acl reconstruction, what do I do?

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

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Pain behind knee, just switched to Nuvaring a week ago, could it be blood clot? Should I remove nuvaring?

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