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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours? The front, side, and back of knee hurts after each work day.

What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours? The front, side, and back of knee hurts after each work day.

For yourself?: There can be many factors in a young person including high heel use, patellofemoral syndrome from muscle overuse, juvenile arthritis or other type or rheumatologic condition, meniscal injury ...Read more

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LT knee pain when walk only & if I bend knee, feels like knee is falling off & it gives out but pain goes away when I sit & is back by taking few step?

LT knee pain when walk only & if I bend knee, feels like knee is falling off & it gives out but pain goes away when I sit & is back by taking few step?

See an orthopedist: Depending on your age and history, this could be sprain, meniscal injury or arthritis. Pain with bending and giving out argues to be seen by an orthopedist. ...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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Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times. X-ray clear?

Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times. X-ray clear?

See details: You need to go beyond a plain x ray to an mri, especially if the symptoms are not improving. Have an orthopedist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Can low back pain be connected to a knee issue? Or is it separate I have chronic knee pain I have been walking limping now my low back is hurting?

Can low back pain be connected to a knee issue? Or is it separate I have chronic knee pain I have been walking limping now my low back is hurting?

Back pain: Likely the new back pain is do to the way you are walking and protecting or guarding the knee, likely your gait or stance in walking is putting additional strain on your back. ...Read more

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Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular (PAD- peripheral artery disease) in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: May be Bakers cyst, tendonitis, hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots, bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain with bruising I barely can run and walk up stair. I was told it was a grade 1 sprain. It only hurts in the back of knee?

I am experiencing knee pain with bruising I barely can run and walk up stair. I was told it was a grade 1 sprain. It only hurts in the back of knee?

REST that: Knee. STOP running! LIMIT stair climbing and apply heat where it hurts...pain in the back of the knee (POLITEAL area) is sometimes from a POPLITEAL CYST which inn-turn may be associated with mensceal (Internal cartilage) pathology. Consult with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) an MRI may be indicated,

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had lower back pain and got told it was a lateral pelvic tilt and I needed to change how I was walking. Since seeing the physio have had knee pain

I had lower back pain and got told it was a lateral pelvic tilt and I needed to change how I was walking. Since seeing the physio have had knee pain

Walk Wrong Knee Pain: Hard to determine what is going on with your knee without seeing how you are supposed to be walking now. Did your low back pain resolve after changing how you walk? Do you feel that your pelvis is in alignment now that you are walking correctly? ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling. I had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started?

I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling. I had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started?

Need a thorough exam: With this many joints and symptoms involved, an in-person exam is the only way to go. In the absence of trauma, an auto-immune process has to be aconsideration. A history, exam, x-rays and laboratory work-up will likely be a part of the process. ...Read more

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Is walking recommended for knee arthiritis and knee pain?

Yes.: Yes, but start slowly with a distance (ehther it is half bloc or a mile) that does not produce pain during, after, or the next day. Then build up gradually, like by 10% each week. NEVER go into pain.
Exercise helps the moemtn of fluid in the joint, clenaing the cartilege of toxic products and bringing in nutrition. Just resting is not good for one. You need to get up and move. ...Read more

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I have knee pain while walking, what should I do?

See a doctor.: The first step in helping any problem is to know what the problem is. This symptom could be a mechanical problem, structural problem in the knee, a sign of arthritis, a problem with your foot or ankle, muscle weakness in the quadriceps muscle, or a referred pain from another area. At your age the most likely cause would be a prior injury, quadriceps muscle weakness, or early osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Knee pain after twisting/ hot, cold, sit, walk, what?

Knee pain after twisting/ hot, cold, sit, walk, what?

Ice first: After injury ice 36 hours then heat. Is it swollen? Your could have torn cartilage or ligaments. Your evaluation will tell. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very bad knee pain. Now im walking with a cane.?

See your doctor: You may have an injury that has not been treated or healed properly. There are many causes of knee pain including osteoarthritis which is a "wear-and-tear" arthritis from recurrent trauma to the joint leading to loss of cartilage. Football players and jackhammer users can develop this young (in 30's). See your doctor. You may benefit from referral to an orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very bad knee pain. Now I'm walking with a cane.?

What to do if I have very bad knee pain. Now I'm walking with a cane.?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. You should take an anti-inflammatory, like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil. That will help. Mostly, you should see an orthopedic knee specialist, for treatment. ...Read more

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Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

A few thoughts: You have to consider what is behind the knee. There are blood vessels, tendons, muscles, knee joint. You have to consider each of these. When you are evaluated these will be looked at to try to clarify your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

Many causes: The possibilities are many. Traumatic vs. Inflammatory causes are most likely. Have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee and hit right under my knee. Pain below my knee when I stand but can walk on it?

I fell on my knee and hit right under my knee. Pain below my knee when I stand but can walk on it?

Acute trauma: To the knee with common symptoms: focal tenderness, effusion, inability to bear weight. Most soft tissue injuries, including internal derangements of the knee, although potentially disabling, do not usually need emergency treatment.
Rec. See your pcp for evaluation, imaging (ct/mri) and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if I walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if I walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articular cartilage damage). Of these, the most common are arthritis and meniscus tears. ...Read more