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Pain Behind Left Knee
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
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?
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
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
Long driving trip. Experienced pain behind left knee, where I have existing ver veins. 2nd day I had large bruise above knee. Could it have been dvt?
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
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
I'm having pain behind my left knee.The pain is on the back left side of my knee.Its made worse by extending my leg.What could this be?
HAVE: An exam to get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
Why I have pain behind my left knee when i bend my leg, nowadays its spreading upside in thigh and down in leg also, i m a housewife with2children.Thanx
Bakers cyst: A swelling of the joint filled with fluid behind the knee called a bakers cyst is a possibility ...Read more
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
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?
I have a sharp pain behind my left knee whenever i walk up or down stairs , also if I have to bend down. Could this be a sign of a blood clot?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having pain when standing behind my left knee. Right leg fine. I'm a 65 yr old male. I do have nerve problems, but why the swellimg/?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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