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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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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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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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I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

Not all related: Hip snd lower psins can sll be related to a pinchedl5nerve root but theupper extremity stiff unrelated to lower stuff the srist cyst can cause shoulder psin through regonal paindisorder. ...Read more

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Left leg knee area pain?

Left leg knee area pain?

Alittlepatella alta: Any more details injury patella alta your patella is a little high and knee hyperextended loose logenta high patella usually get you subluxation patella. ...Read more

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Front left foot right side ankle pain?

Front left foot right side ankle pain?

Pain foot &ankle: You should see your doctor or a poditrist, have your feet examined for proper diagnosis and treatment.Meanwhile you can take Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) over the counter and see if it will give you relief. ...Read more

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

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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Feeling pain in nerve just above right leg knee and sometimes in left leg knee.

Feeling pain in nerve just above right leg knee and sometimes in left leg knee.

?Quadriceps strain: Sounds like Quadriceps strain/sprain...do you climb stairs or have you climed a LOT of stairs as a part of your employment?? More Info please you can reach me www.healthtap.com/richardzimon Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind left ear when turning head right?

Pain: This sounds like a muscular pain, possibly in the sternocleidomastoid muscle. I would try anti-inflammatories and warm compresses. If that does not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stiffness and bulge behind the right knee?

Stiffness and bulge behind the right knee?

Baker's cyst: Your knee very likely has cartilage wear and has an effusion, or joint swelling. Some of the fluid from the knee joint can drain to the back of the knee causing a swelling, called a baker's cyst. These are usually painful, unless they burst when the fluid can enter the calf muscles and cause swelling and burning there. The other source of swelling behind the knee can be a clot. Get seen. ...Read more

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Inside knee pain on my right leg.

Inside knee pain on my right leg.

C an ortho: At ur age u could mave some arthritis in the knee, or a meniscal tear. B cn by an ortho surg & with x-rays & exam u should have ur answer. ...Read more

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Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

? nerve root : Could be a compressed or irritated nerve root from a disc or arthritic spur in the low back region / from the sound of it potentially at l3-4 or l2-3 go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind my right eye?

Many things: Eye pain could be caused by many different things that range in severity, including pink eye, inflammation, glaucoma, burns, etc. You should see a doctor immediately! you want to prevent damage in order to avoid any sort of vision loss. ...Read more

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Pain left ankle plus my left foot swells up?

Ankle pain.: If there is no trauma involved, tendon problems or degenerative changes may be causing this. See your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Go see an : Orthopedist to have the knee examined so you don't cause any further injury while walking on it. ...Read more

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Sharp left knee pain moves down to left foot what's the cause?

Many causes: any injuries to the knee? any back pain? any calf swelling? too many possibilities. suggest getting evaluated ...Read more

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Having constant pain in right knee?

Having constant pain in right knee?

See physician: There are many and various illnesses which could cause pain in a knee. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical, labs and imaging (if needed) or specialist referral. Take good care. ...Read more

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Left leg shin pain and swelling?

Left leg  shin pain and swelling?

Shin splints: Or tendonopathy are strong possibilities. Ice may help as well as antiinflammatory, if pain psists would follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Pain behind knee outerside, pain shooting butt to foot, burning from knee down, foot arch pain. Bad pain behind knee a few days ago after suddenmotion?

Shooting pain: sounds like "sciatica" could be due to a lumbar disc pressing on the nerve to detect this will need CT SCAN or MRI , the other possible cause is called piriformis syndrome usually after certain type of exercises stretching to far of lifting ...Read more

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Pain behind left knee when i bend it and it hurts to lay on it?

Baker's Cyst: Pain behind the knee with fullness and pain suggest a possible baker's cyst. A baker's cyst is a natural outpouching of the knee joint that can get full of knee joint fluid and can make it difficult to move the knee. This should however be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Strain calf musce: The symptoms description resemble those produced by strain ot he calf muscles(gastrosoleus group).Applying some heat and gentle gradual streching should help to recover. ...Read more

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Sudden pain behind left knee shoots down into calf all the way to foot very painfull when the pain starts I have to sit down no injury to knee.

Sudden pain behind left knee shoots down into calf all the way to foot very painfull when the pain starts I have to sit down no injury to knee.

Get checked out: One possibility is a Bakers Cyst which is an out pocketing of fluid from your knee joint capsule. can press upon surrounding structures and cause pain. other aspects to evaluate are the blood vessels in the popliteal space and the calf and hamstring tendons. ...Read more

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Have pain behind left knee hard knot, hurts when moving it or foot, been this way for four weeks getting worse. What could it be and what should I do?

Have pain behind left knee hard knot, hurts when moving it or foot, been this way for four weeks getting worse. What could it be and what should I do?

Get it fixed: The two likely causes are a blood clot or a knee joint cyst/rupture. If a clot, you will need to get help to get it dissolved, as it presents a danger of moving to our lung and seriously injuring you - even death. If it is a ruptured knee cyst, it can easily be drained and give you some relief. Diagnosis is easy -- so don't delay, ...Read more

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Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Not HIV: These symptoms are not suggestive of an HIV infection, and the HIV blood tests tests are foolproof, as long as done sufficiently long after the last possible exposure -- which usually is 4-12 weeks. See your doctor if your symptoms continue or you remain concerned, but no worries about HIV. ...Read more

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I'm having pain behind my left knee on the side too, can't bend or straiten well weight bearing is tolerable with assitance?

I'm having pain behind my left knee on the side too, can't bend or straiten well weight bearing is tolerable with assitance?

See an orthopedist: Sounds like you have a meniscal tear or cartilage injury.. Some of your symptoms are typical - including pain and locking. Other symptoms may include swelling, clicking, and instability. Check in with a local orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. He will probably recommend physical therapy initially and perhaps an MRI depending on you examination. Arhtroscopic surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Lately i've had tightness and some dull pain behind my left knee. The symptoms worsen throughout the day; first thing in the morning it's fine though.?

Lately i've had tightness and some dull pain behind my left knee. The symptoms worsen throughout the day; first thing in the morning it's fine though.?

Knee pain on standin: Pain in the back of your knee that worsens as the day goes by and resolves overnight is typically due to a bakers cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that forms in the popliteal fossa, which is a space behind your knee joint. It will cause you pain and a felling of fullness, but should not cause leg, knee or calf swelling, redness or heat. Any of those symptom need evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind the left knee cap when at rest, that is lying in bed. ?

Sharp pain behind the left knee cap when at rest, that is lying in bed. ?

Consult: with a doctor to make sure this is not a problem with your circulation or nerves. If there is any swelling, it could be deep vein thrombophlebitis, which can lead to pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Can I use knee bands or straps in case of mild arthritis due to high uric acid.I have pain behind my left knee when working.Can i exercise?

Can I use knee bands or straps in case of mild arthritis due to high uric acid.I have pain behind my left knee when working.Can i exercise?

Needs eval: Uric acid level may or may not be related to the arthritis. Rheumatologic evaluation needed. Pain behind knee may be fluid accumulation. Straps will not help and exercise could make it worse if the underlying arthritis is not treated. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and 3 days ago started having pain behind my left knee. I haven't been able to notice redness or swelling. Worse when bendingleg?

Leg pain: It may just be a strain, but it may be of value to call your OB provider. He/she may want you to go to the hospital to have a doppler of that leg to make sure its not a clot. ...Read more

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38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

Several: 'burning' knee pain without any injury may be caused by tendinitis( patellar, quads, it band etc.) or from kneecap (patellofemoral) cartilage wear most commonly. See your orthopedic surgeon if your pain continues for examination. In your case patellofemoral instability can cause pain, 'popping', and a feeling of instability. Quad strengthening and bracing may be the initial treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a 15yr old 6'2" daughter that is complaining about pain behind her left knee that goes up her leg and feels like a cramp. I pressed lightly on the back of her knee and there is a weird sensation like little bumps under the skin and there is a sound

I have a 15yr old 6'2" daughter that is complaining about pain behind her left knee that goes up her leg and feels like a cramp. I pressed lightly on the back of her knee and there is a weird sensation like little bumps under the skin and there is a sound

Doctor can evaluate: A teen with some pain behind the knee, and a weird-feeling "something" there, may have inflammation there (called a baker cyst). Other problems can occur, so a primary care doctor, a sports medicine doctor, or an orthopedic doctor can evaluate. Often with active teens, knee problems show up when sports training increases, when a new sport is started, or new shoes are used, etc... ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain behind my left knee (especially toward the outside), as well as tingling in my foot and outside of calf (3 days). So far no swelling, heat, or redness. I tried ice and putting the leg up but it didn't help much. ?

I am experiencing pain behind my left knee (especially toward the outside), as well as tingling in my foot and outside of calf (3 days). So far no swelling, heat, or redness. I tried ice and putting the leg up but it didn't help much. ?

Nerve entrapment?: The outer side of the knee is whet the peroneal nerve can become injured/irritated and could cause foot and calf tingling/numbness/nerve pain although there are a variety of other causes e.g. pinched nerve from spine, local knee or calf problem, or the more potentially serious deep vein thrombosis. Recommend urgent medical assessment by doctor to have exam and run tests to diagnos. All the best ...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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