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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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28 yrs women , height 5.3 & weight 80kgs.past 3 days having knee pain while squatting up & when bending the legs.unable to raise from floor.pls help?

28 yrs women , height 5.3 & weight 80kgs.past 3 days having knee pain while squatting up & when bending the legs.unable to raise from floor.pls help?

Rest: Must likely due to you obesity you suffer of a muscle strain in you knee.Try hot pack and take Anti-inflammatory like Motrin 200 mg 2 tab every 6 hours. If not improving you must go to see a Doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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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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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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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