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I have been having sharp pain behind my knee when bent, deep within the knee, by the kneecap, and recently twitching after running, but no swelling.

I have been having sharp pain behind my knee when bent, deep within the knee, by the kneecap, and recently twitching after running, but no swelling.

Souds like: Osgood-schlatter's disease, common in you age group. You will need an accurate physical examination and maybe x rays, so see your doctor for better advice. ...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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Bent my knees&as I rose my knee felt it was about to pop. Instead of popping, I felt a sharp pain behind kneecap. Been sore for 2 days to bend?

Bent my knees&as I rose my knee felt it was about to pop. Instead of popping, I felt a sharp pain behind kneecap. Been sore for 2 days to bend?

Ortho Evaluation : Your symptoms of catching suddenly sound structural, meaning that you likely have a cartilage injury to either the undersurface of your kneecap (patella) or the opposing surface of the trochlea. A thorough orthopedic evaluation will help when the weather not you need advanced imaging beyond xrays, such as an MRI. ...Read more

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I've fallen and my rt knee was bent behind me and a landed on it I have severe pain to the outer side of the knee and underneath the back of the knee. The pain radiates down the tibula and fibula down to the foot. When i try to stand or move the nknee i

I've fallen and my rt knee was bent behind me and a landed on it I have severe pain to the outer side of the knee and underneath the back of the knee.  The pain radiates down the tibula and fibula down to the foot.  When i try to stand or move the nknee i

Without : Without an xray and examination, it is very difficult to know for sure what you have done to your knee/leg. The most common possibilities include a fracture, ligament sprains or tears, cartilage tears, and a deep contusion/bruise to the bone/joint. You really should be evaluated as soon as possible by an orthopedic surgeon, or perhaps at least in a minor emergency room. In an er, xrays can be taken to evaluate for a broken bone. If it is more of a soft tissue injury, and if the diagnosis remains unclear after a physical exam by the physician, an MRI may be needed for additional information. ...Read more

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Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Not really: Any comfortable sleeping position may be used, and none of the positions add height more than any other position. All the comfortable positions will add the same slight amount of height, because weight is taken off the spine during sleep (the vertical downward force of gravity is not acting vertically upon a person's spine, during typical sleep in a bed). The effect goes away, when one stands up. ...Read more

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Pain behind the knee and feeling a pulse there..What is wrong?

Pain behind the knee and feeling a pulse there..What is wrong?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have pain behind the knee for a while, lately my ankle fills like it is in a vise, with it being twisted on both sides, what could this be?

Sprain or arthritis: Any history of injury or sprain of these joints? Otherwise arthritis could be the problem. If avoidance of stress on these joints and a course of NSAIDS like Ibuprofen along with rubbing liniment Don't help, a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more