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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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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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Sharp stabbing sensation in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg. No pain pushing or massaging knee. Ideas?

Sharp stabbing sensation in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg. No pain pushing or massaging knee. Ideas?

Ideas, many: Knee pain is very frequent, as with other pains try to recall: onset of pain, radiation, alleviating or aggravating factors, severity of the pain. Possible causes: sprain, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, etc. You need to see your primary doctor first and then maybe you need further referral if is not a simple diagnosis. If you had a trauma and then pain seek an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to protect/imobolize the knee until you can see a doctor for an exam. Rest will help whatever it is to stop further irritation damage. Knees can be unforgiving, so treat them w/ gentle care. Best! ...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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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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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?

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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Tibia knee fracture healed MRI clear still knee pain anf pain when bending knee. When standing leg not straight ?

Tibia knee fracture healed MRI clear still knee pain anf pain when bending knee. When standing leg not straight ?

Need therapy: Pain and stiffness of joints around a fracture are common. To recover from a fracture it takes more than just having the bones heal. If your knee doesn't go all the way straight that alone can cause problems and pain due to an altered gait. Speak to the doctor that treated your fracture. I think that you would benefit from a physical therapy evaluation. ...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?

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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