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Pain Behind The Knee When Leg Fully Extended
What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?
I fell, since then my leg is painful behind my knee. It radiates up and down a bit. It is worst when fully extended and when changing positions.
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
My knee hurts on the back side when I fully extend my leg. The pain is greater after workout. What should I do?
I have noticed that right below my knee there has been some swelling. It's doesn't hurt when touched, but only when the leg is fully extended. I'm 17?
See below: Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, antiinflammatories. ...Read more
Fell hard on my knee while snowboarding and now I can't fully extend my left leg. What kind of injury is this?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately worked up by your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, perhaps orders some tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
I had a fall and my knee popped as I fell. I can't walk or fully extend my leg. I'd this an MCL tear? Pain on the inside of my knee.
More likely ACL Tear: Injury of the knee associated with a "pop" at the time of injury is most often associated with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament. This injury is often associated with concurrent injuries to the menisci, which could explain the pain on the inside (medial) side of the knee. Bone bruising and injuries to to articular cartilage may also occur. I strongly recommend an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more
Leg fully extended/flexed or between. Suddenly get a surge of knee pain, 10.Last 10min then gone. Cause & what can I do when this happens to lessen pai?
You need to see an -:
Orthopod to be evaluated/diagnosed and treated.
In the meantime, take some pain meds that you have used in the past and rest the knee in a brace.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?
Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves. ...Read more
When I am standing and try to fully extend my left leg, I get a sharp pain in my knee. What is wrong and is it serious?
Tendonitis/Meniscus: It depends on the location of the pain and whether or not there was any injury or overuse. The most common cause of anterior knee pain with extension is tendonitis, an inflammation of the tissue attachments above and below the kneecap. In the absence of other signs like swelling or warmth, treatment with rest and ice is often useful. ...Read more
When in seated position and fully extend my leg at knee, it feels like pulling from middle calf through Achilles insert. No injuries. Causes?
Tight muscles.: What you are describing is typical of tight muscles from a lack of stretching of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (called the triceps surae). You can learn to stretch these muscles. If stretching does not help, consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation and treatment, which may include a referral to a physical therapist. ...Read more
I'm a 22 year old woman and my knee been hurting for almost 2 years. It feels like it is sore but it's not. I can't fully extend my leg at times.
2y/o painful limp 10 days. X-ray showed healthy leg. When I extend his leg back&forth at knee, I feel a pop behind knee/thigh. Does it sound sprained?
Many causes of limp: Toddlers can have limp for many reasons. Sometimes a hip joint effusion or fluid can cause pain from trauma or virus. Toddler fractures are not always apparent on radiograph or not recognized. Most common fractures are nondisplaced spiral fx of tibia, calcaneal fx, cuboid bone fx, and fx first metatarsal. If evaluation does not include foot these fxs can be missed. Muscle or soft tissue injury. ...Read more
Knee fluid build up, negative for arthuritus, negative for infection. Painful, cannot extend leg fully. Female 18. Had for 2 years. MRI due. Thoughts?
I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?
Slight tingling 3 days now, backside of leg (behind the knee). Can extend down to foot. No pain. Tingling is on & off. I exercise very regular. Ideas?
Nerve irritation: Parasthesias (numbness, tingling, burning) that you are describing suggest a nerve irritation. A large nerve runs behind (and on the outside) of your knee. (common peroneal).It has both motor and sensory branches. The nerve may have been' irritated' by a direct blow or more commonly by pressure (or swelling) in the popliteal fossa (back of the knee).Bakers' cysts are most commonly involved. GL! ...Read more
Determine the cause: Get it evaluated and determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more
What might cause the medial gastrocnemius head to stick out behind the knee (and feel hard) and extend several inches? Had this for 6 months.
Could be many things:
Medial gastrocnemius head strain
Chronic degenerative medial gastrocnemius tendinosis
Baker's cysts is the easiest and best diagnosis. They arise between the tendons of the medial head of the gastrocnemius and the semimembranosus muscles. They are posterior to the medial femoral condyles.
Baker's cysts usually require no treatment unless they are symptomatic. ...Read more
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