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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...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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Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Get X-ray if...: Sounds like a contusion to your thigh. ( bruise). If you are able to walk and weight bear on that side a fractured femur( thigh bone)extremely unlikely. Contusions to kneecap( prepatellar bursitis ) is very common w/ your mechanism of injury and can refer pain proximally . So are thigh contusions. Rice is appropriate .If pain continues, swelling increases, or pain localizes to knee ... See md...Gl. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous ... Help?

Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous ... Help?

A few toughts to cla: We think of muscle, nerve or hip or knee joint or even hernia. This will be best decided by you examination by your physician. I woud suggest these areas to evaluate. ...Read more

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My wife aging 25 years more oftain complains thigh and knee pain.

My wife aging 25 years more oftain complains thigh and knee pain.

Pain: There are many causes for thigh and knee pain. To know requires history and physical examination and sometimes additional studies. If its a problem should see a dr. To be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a thigh problem be the cause of constant knee pain and around knee, for more than 1 year , and if so , what tests to be made or radiology to do ?

Can a thigh problem be the cause of constant knee pain and around knee, for more than 1 year , and if so , what tests to be made or radiology to do ?

Absolutely.: The most common thigh problem is patellofemoral syndrome especially in females. Usually X-ray may be used to rule out other causes of knee pain. Physical therapy to help strengthen quadricep muscles is the mainstay of treatment. Consult your primary doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation if not done already. ...Read more

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After playing basketball I just start getting knee pain or pain in thighs so why I would be getting this?

Not Sure: Additional information is needed. It could be an issue of stretching, warm up, out of shape, the way the knee cap moves on the knee, particular moves or plays, foot/ankle/hip problems, etc. If the pain continues, you should have it evaluated. If it is once or twice, treat it like any other acute sports injury. ...Read more

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I m having a back knee pain and gets worse when i stand n walk. The pain goes from left lower back to thigh n down to back knee!

I m having a back  knee pain and gets worse when i stand n walk. The pain goes from left lower back to thigh n down to back knee!

Sounds like sciatica: Your description suggests the issue is sciatica. This results from a pinched nerve in the lower back. Have an orthopedist or rheumatologist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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24y/o F with left knee pain. When I go down stairs/hills, keep it bent for 3 mins or so and at night I get random shooting pains that move up my thigh?

24y/o F with left knee pain. When I go down stairs/hills, keep it bent for 3 mins or so and at night I get random shooting pains that move up my thigh?

Knee Cap: Knee pain is very common. The symptoms you describe on the surface sound like patellofemoral syndrome. This can have many causes. Some if which include improper muscle activation, misalignment of the knee cap, or poor biomechanics. The sharp pain in the thigh is not part of this process. I would recommend evaluation by a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I have knee pain when weight bearing and then when i take weight off my knee, pain shoots up my thigh. Does this sound like a tendon issue?

I have knee pain when weight bearing and then when i take weight off my knee, pain shoots up my thigh. Does this sound like a tendon issue?

Patellar tendon/quad: This may be due to a problem with your patellar tendon or quadriceps muscle or both. Further evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or a primary care sports medicine specialist would be warranted to determine exact cause. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain from getting out bed. Feels twisted like thigh going one way/calf going other way. Pain in back of knee/calf/thigh muscles?

Severe knee pain from getting out bed. Feels twisted like thigh going one way/calf going other way. Pain in back of knee/calf/thigh muscles?

Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to identify in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Herniated disc at higher level like l2-3 or l3-4, could cause pain to knee. Lower disc problems calf and foot. Nonsurgical for most disc problems. Nsaid's, pt, shots. ...Read more

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Knee pain feels like its bruised but i haven't hurt myself. Pain tingles up my thighs. What is this?

Many possibilities: Knee pain can be caused by many conditions, such as patellofemoral syndrome (pain in the joint between the kneecap and femur), quadriceps tendonitis, patellar tendonitis, bursitis, meniscus (cartilage) problems, etc. If symptoms persist, you should see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more