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After a long run of 18 miles i started to feel a lite pain on back of knee. Should i be worry? I have a marathon in 3 weeks.

After a long run of 18 miles i started to feel a lite pain on back of  knee.  Should i be worry? I have a marathon in 3 weeks.

Back off: You should be starting your taper next week, so add a little recovery time now and test it out during shorter runs. Try to determine what you might have done differently that particular run ---terrain, speed, shoes, hydration, stride length, intervals, hills, sloped surface, etc. May be a one time thing, but this close to event, caution is best. Rest and recovery is critical at this time.Good Luck ...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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Does piriformis syndrome cause pain at back of knee?

Yes: The piriformis syndrome is caused by the piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve. Usually it causes pain and tingling in the buttocks, but if the compression is severe enough it can cause pain down the length of the sciatic nerve in the leg. There are a number of treatments available to avoid surgery. An Orthopedic surgeon or Physiatrist can recommend such modalities ...Read more

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Pain on back of knee after crossing legs?

Pain on back of knee after crossing legs?

See details: There are several possible causes including bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis or tears. Have the knee evaluated if the symptoms warrant it. ...Read more

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Pain to back of knee after fall felt like I did the splits immediate pain felt hurts pretty bad when walking had xray nothing showed up?

Pain to back of knee after fall felt like I did the splits immediate pain felt hurts pretty bad when walking had xray nothing showed up?

Strain: From what you say, you may have strained the posterior capsule of your knee or one of the muscles or tendons in the back of the knee. But if symptoms persist, you should get an orthopedic exam and possible mri you may have injured the meniscus or one of the knee ligaments. ...Read more

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Hi. Our 3 year old son had kawasaki disease in sept 2012. He complains a lot with pain at back of knees and his back. Could he have arthritis?

Hi. Our 3 year old son had kawasaki disease in sept 2012. He complains a lot with pain at back of knees and his back. Could he have arthritis?

Likely not: Kawasaki's disease is an inflammatory disorder, and can have a number of issues, but long term arthritis is not really one of them. There can be inflammation for other reasons that may be related, so if the pain is continuing, he should be re evaluated and a thorough exam done. ...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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Burning hot pain on back of knee that spreads to calve with minor twitch. Gets worst when lying down or at rest. No injury, swelling nor redness?

Burning hot pain on back of knee that spreads to calve with minor twitch. Gets worst when lying down or at rest. No injury, swelling nor redness?

Neuropathy: seems like a nerve is being pressed upon which then sends out "messages" to u. This called neuropathic pain-the burning. The nerve may not necessarily be compressed at the knee, but can be at the hip or back. Ur primary care doc can start a work up and do a physical exam to see where it may be originating from, and refer u to a specialist if need be. ...Read more

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I'v done an ACL replacement surgery 3 months ago followed by physiotheraphy for 2 months.I still can't fully extend the knee & pain in back of knee?

I'v done an ACL replacement surgery 3 months ago followed by physiotheraphy for 2 months.I still can't fully extend the knee & pain in back of knee?

Speak with ortho: Then you need to speak with the orthopedist who performed the surgery to discuss what can be done to correct the issue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a cold and wet sensation in my left calf. Have also been experiencing pain in back of knee. Foot bone issues as well. Why the cold?

I am experiencing a cold and wet sensation in my left calf. Have also been experiencing pain in back of knee. Foot bone issues as well. Why the cold?

Sensations vary: If there is swelling not related to infection, it can reduce blood supply to the area and blood keeps the temp up to normal - when it's less, the area gets cooler. Massage or rubbing gently can sometimes bring blood in to warm it up. See a Dr for physical therapy referral and Rx devices if possible. Problems of this sort can influence other systems and are worth treating! ...Read more

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How can I improve pain and swelling in my knees? I love to run - have lost 120 lbs. Had torn meniscus repaired. Pain in back of knee & instability

How can I improve pain and swelling in my knees? I love to run - have lost 120 lbs. Had torn meniscus repaired. Pain in back of knee & instability

Orthopaedic Eval.: Consider an orthopaedci evaluation. Weightbearing xrays will be helpful in determining whether or not you have significant arthritis and whether or not the swelling is due to the meniscus tear and/or any underlying arthritis. ...Read more

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Hello, I have PTSD I've had symptoms for over a few years but only recently diagnosed, I have serve joint pain in back and knees,could this b linked?

It's possible: There is a definite association (a link but with unclear cause) between PTSD and heightened pain sensitivity. The lower back would be an expected location for this sort of pain to be perceived, the knees less so. Generally, the way to go about this is to get checked out with a good physical exam, possibly X-rays (but maybe not at your age) then if negative for pathology consider the PTSD angle. ...Read more

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Pain in back of knee, doc said traumatic synovitis, how do I heal it?Got hit by ftbal on the back of the shin and knee acted as pivot.

Pain in back of knee, doc said traumatic synovitis, how do I heal it?Got hit by ftbal on the back of the shin and knee acted as pivot.

Torn cartilage: Ther synovitis is probably because of a torn cartilage or a torn ligament in the knee. Prolotherapy resolves these issue faster than any other method. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about this method and to find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Likely: This does sound like your symptoms are related to the injury. Pain can radiate to the lower leg and swelling in the knee can often be felt in the back of the knee. ...Read more

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I had Arthroscopic knee surgery 2 months ago and I am still having shifting,popping,locking of the knee joint. Is this normal? pain in back of knee to

Locking isn't normal: Arthroscopic knee surgery is great to remove torn meniscus cartilage and loose pieces but it is not great to treat symptoms from arthritis. If you do have some arthritis in the knee, you may still experience shifting and popping. The locking is concerning for new loose pieces floating in the knee. Pain in the back of knee is likely a Baker's Cyst. See your surgeon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in back of knee following a turn of knee in sport 6 days ago tightness in back knee and thigh is warm dr said muscular now have tightness in calf previous knee weakness ?

Pain in back of knee following a turn of knee in sport 6 days ago tightness in back knee and thigh is warm dr said muscular now have tightness in calf previous knee weakness ?

Your symptoms: may be "classical" for a BAKER'S CYST a a bulging or joint fluid outside the back of the knee joint along with a CARTILAGE injury (posterior horn medial meniscus)
See your PCP or an ORTHOPEDIST for evaluation and treatment.....
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Sharp pain in back of knee along with side of foot, calf, etc. Some tingling as well. Pain in toes. What could it be?

Sharp pain in back of knee along with side of foot, calf, etc.  Some tingling as well.  Pain in toes. What could it be?

Pain: This could be anything from sciatic (pinched nerve in lower back radiating down your leg) to a blood clot. If it does not go away then you should see your doctor ...Read more

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30y/o w multiple small, hard marble sized nodules on his lower back, posterior iliac crest region. Pain in back/legs/knees. ?

NODULES ON BACK: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING OR FEELING IT. DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG HE HAS HAD IT. SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST MIGHT BE AN EARLY CASE OF SHINGLES (HERPES ZOSTER) BEST LUCK ...Read more