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My knee has been hurting for a few days now. It hurts when I put pressure on it and when I walk I feel the pain go up to my thigh. ?

My knee has been hurting for a few days now. It hurts when I put pressure on it and when I walk I feel the pain go up to my thigh. ?

Knee pain: If you have no history of an injury such as a sprain or contusion, there may be some inflammatory process present. Try rest, cold or warm applications, liniment and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like Ibuprofen which may relieve inflammation. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My left leg behind the knee is swollen. From behind the same leg upper thigh to about 4/5 in. This leg is in severe pain. I can't put presure .Or lift.

My left leg behind the knee is swollen. From behind the same leg upper thigh to about 4/5 in. This leg is in severe pain. I can't put presure .Or lift.

Need to be seen imme: This could be many things but the most severious possibility is a blood clot in a leg vein which potentially is life threatening if it breaks off and goes to lungs. Also possible is swelling due to arthritis in knee with a baker's cyst. See your internist right away. ...Read more

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I just slipped and my leg went out in front of me. Now i can't put pressure on it and my knee really hurts. What should I do?

I just slipped and my leg went out in front of  me. Now i can't put pressure on it and my knee really hurts. What should I do?

Go to ER: If you really can't bear any weight on your leg without severe pain you may have done serious damage to your knee. You need an expert exam , and possibly xrays. You probably should go to the er, or see your physician as soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pain behind my knee. It hurts to straighten, put pressure, lift my leg, and i'm limping. What do I need to do to alleviate this problem.

I have pain behind my knee. It hurts to straighten, put pressure, lift my leg, and i'm limping. What do I need to do to alleviate this problem.

See a physician: First step is to see a doctor and establish a diagnosis. Possibilities include inflammatory arthritis, gout, infection, musculoskeletal injury, ruptured baker's cyst, blood clot, etc. ...Read more

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Entire leg is swollen with painful knee area unable to put pressure on knee?

Entire leg is swollen with painful knee area unable to put pressure on knee?

Doctor can examine: A person whose leg or legs swell up, but has no prior reason for doing so (meaning he doesn't already have a known liver, kidney, heart, or circulation problem that leads to swelling) should be evaluated in the E.R. Treatment depends on the amount of swelling, how fast it is increasing, and the actual cause swelling. New swelling in only one leg may mean a blood clot in that leg (very serious). ...Read more

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Pain just under and back of right knee after a fall, there was a lot of swelling at first but now its normal, can't put pressure on the leg, X-ray normal?

Possible bone bruise: Initial xrays may be negative and still have significant injury to either bone or soft tissues. Persistent symptoms might prompt further evaluation by orthopedist, possible mr. ...Read more

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Post bowed leg surgery in 2 months i accidentally put pressure on right leg and is now short by 2cm giving knee and back pain. How to rectify?

Post bowed leg surgery in 2 months i accidentally put pressure on right leg and is now short by 2cm giving knee and back pain. How to rectify?

See your surgeon: If you had surgery and now notice a significant change in length , you need and x-ray and you need to get in to see your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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I have a bad strain behind my knee, i can't bend my leg and when i walk i can't put any pressure on it without hurting, what should I do?

I have a bad strain behind my knee, i can't bend my leg and when i walk i can't put any pressure on it without hurting, what should I do?

Knee pain: Could be hamstring or gastroc strain, possibly capsule or acl or PCL tears. Check with orthopedic surgeon, give good history, get good physical exam, get x-ray/imaging to check for bone injury. Initial ice, rest, brace, elevate. ...Read more

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My right leg is numb from slightly above the knee all the way to my toes. it hurts to put pressure on it. 2 months ago the doc said not to worry...,?

My right leg is numb from slightly above the knee all the way to my toes. it hurts to put pressure on it. 2 months ago the doc said not to worry...,?

Get another opinion: numbness isn't normal. There is a reason whether it's a lumbar spine issue vs a peripheral nerve issue. Either way it is worthwhile to explore what it may be. If you have other comorbid Illnesses like diabetes this may be secondary to those issues. ...Read more

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I have pain from behind the my knee that shots down my leg to my foot..it is sometimes so serve that i can't put pressure on my leg to walk..neg-dvt?

I have pain from behind the my knee that shots down my leg to my foot..it is sometimes so serve that i can't put pressure on my leg to walk..neg-dvt?

Quickly or sooner.: By your comments, I'm not sure if you are saying the possibility of a dvt has been ruled out by testing or not. Either way, the chance of a dvt and the consequences of not treating it, could be catastrophic. I recommend that you be seen immediately, if you haven't been seen already to remove all doubt. There are other possibilities, and they can be explored by an orthopedic surgeon if dvt is neg. ...Read more

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After 7 days of bed rest, knee brace and crutches I can't walk with my left leg or put pressure bcs it bends and my foot feels rlly weak is it normal?

After 7 days of bed rest, knee brace and crutches I can't walk with my left leg or put pressure bcs it bends and my foot feels rlly weak is it normal?

Not normal/healthy: either one. With any lack of use of muscles, both our muscles & brain coordination for effective use decline. However, with such limited information, it is difficult to offer much help. Why the rest, brace, crutches in the first place? Build, previous capabilities & activities, known absence of health issues? ...Read more

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Any idea what can cause uper leg pain when i try to put some presure the or try bend knees did a lot of exams MRI while spine brain blood work clear?

Any idea what can cause uper leg pain when i try to put some presure  the or try  bend knees did a lot of exams MRI while spine brain blood work clear?

Hip?: Next thing to check is hip and proximal femur in you age group hip problems would be labral tear avn or pauciarticular RA or dysplasia and early DJD esp if you limp as well, limp spiine clear think hipsee orthopedist. ...Read more

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I had a fractured femur/tibia.It healed .Now I have presure/pain in my knee with pain going up my thigh 3 months I have ignored this. What should I do?

I had a fractured femur/tibia.It healed .Now I have presure/pain in my knee with pain going up my thigh 3 months I have ignored this. What should I do?

See your doctor and : Do not ignore this as you may not be fully healed. See your orthopedic surgeon and tell him your symptoms .It could also be an issue within the knee itself. It could even be a blood clot known as a DVT or deep venous thrombosis which a piece could travel to the lungs becoming a pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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My right leg has felt a lot of pressure all day under my knee there's no pain ?

My right leg has felt a lot of pressure all day under my knee there's no pain ?

Leg "pressure": Dear Brittany, Is there swelling in your leg below the knee joint, specifically behind in the calf region? If so, call your physician. Clots in a leg can present with "pressure" behind the knee, and may not be painful. Also, if you are on contraceptives, risk for clots is higher. Make sure you contact your physician for a physical exam. Best wishes, Nisha ...Read more

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Experiencing knee pain when exercising and putting pressure on left leg. I'm overweight but will this pain go away if I continue to lose weaight?

Experiencing knee pain when exercising and putting pressure on left leg. I'm overweight but will this pain go away if I continue to lose weaight?

Maybe : Maybe. Full exam needed if a contusion or sprain will improve but if it's a crucial or collateral ligament tear or meniscus tear may need more rehabilitation or surgery to fix. Tell MD where the pain is how long it lasts if it radiates. Do low impact elliptical or recumbent bike till pain improves please. Controlling your diet will definitely help in the long run. Good luck ...Read more

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I have surface numbness \u0026 pain when direct pressure is placed on the base of my knee/top of shin; hit my leg on a cement wall 3 months ago, shin chip?

I have surface numbness \u0026 pain when direct pressure is placed on the base of my knee/top of shin; hit my leg on a cement wall 3 months ago, shin chip?

Leg Injury: Blunt trauma to the leg that has now resulted in numbness may just be the result of soft tissue injury however a small fracture cannot be ruled out unless an X-ray is done. ...Read more

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I often get pressure in my knee, and it's relieved by twisting my leg until it cracks. Is this safe?

Probably: These types of symptoms are usually caused by patellofemoral catching. The underneath surface of the knee cap experiences friction in the groove it sits in. This can just be increased friction between the cartilage surface, or occur because of irregularities or potholes in the cartilage surfaces. If it isn't painful it probably doesn't need any treatment except strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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The outward skin on my leg by the knee hurts badly when touched or with any pressure but not any other time my elbow did this for one day then went?

The outward skin on my leg by the knee hurts badly when touched or with any pressure but not any other time  my elbow did this for one day then went?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can edema from venous reflux below knee apply pressure on the surrounding arteries which cause the feeling of a pulse without having to touch the leg?

Can edema from venous reflux below knee apply pressure on the surrounding arteries which cause the feeling of a pulse without having to touch the leg?

Try compression: Edema may cause a variety of symptoms. These include aching, throbbing, and itching to name a few. Symptoms are caused by stretching and pressure on surrounding tissues. I cannot say with certainty that your symptoms are related to pressure on the arteries. I suggest you see a vascular surgeon for further evaluation. Have you tried compression therapy ?

Good luck,

David Fox, MD
www.foxvein.com ...Read more

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My daughter is 2.5 years have knock knees but past 2 days she is applying pressure in right leg while running is that ok?

My daughter is 2.5 years have knock knees but past 2 days she is applying pressure in right leg while running is that ok?

Knock knee: The knock knee is an inheritance and often
familial. There is no impairment of motor function and activity is fine. As the long bones grow, this effect
straightens out. Bearing on the right foot, just is
preferring to put the right foot forward first and
not related to the knock knee effect. Again no
worries.....welcome to Dr. Ivy Fisher at Healthtap. ...Read more