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Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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Some where behind my knee joint feeling pain when straighten after playing soccer. Any solution for this?

Some where behind my knee joint feeling pain when straighten after playing soccer. Any solution for this?

Consider an MRI: This scenario and the location of the pain could suggest a tear. In any event, this is a situation in which an MRI is often very helpful in establishing the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What do I do about knee joint pain that only hurts behind my knee?

What do I do about knee joint pain that only hurts behind my knee?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Can knee joint pain hurt behind my knee? Got a bulge there.

Can knee joint pain hurt behind my knee? Got a bulge there.

Baker's cyst: Swelling behind knee may be baker's cyst. Knee responds to injury/irritation with increased joint fluid production. Such as meniscal tear of cartilage injury. This increased joint fluid can accumulate as a cyst behind the knee which can be painful. Think of the cyst as a manifestation of problems elsewhere in the knee. ...Read more

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Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Not HIV: These symptoms are not suggestive of an HIV infection, and the HIV blood tests tests are foolproof, as long as done sufficiently long after the last possible exposure -- which usually is 4-12 weeks. See your doctor if your symptoms continue or you remain concerned, but no worries about HIV. ...Read more

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I got TBE vaccines 1.May and 1.June 2014 (3rd one 1/2015). I got tick bite today to back of my knee (joint pain) at active TBE area. How to heal?

I got TBE vaccines 1.May and 1.June 2014 (3rd  one 1/2015). I got tick bite today to back of my knee (joint pain) at active TBE area. How to heal?

Needs to be seen: One would worry with any redness or pain at tick bite site about Lyme disease which requires antibiotics. I don't quite understand why you would have a TB vaccine behind or near the knee . Also what is meant by active tbe area . If you have a reaction to the vaccine either need to be addressed by an MD as Lyme is very serious Potentially ...Read more

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Everything seemed to occur over a week's period. Pain in both feet, aching fingers on left hand, knee joint pain, on and odd hip pain, and now I have a pain in left kidney area. Had the runs this morning and feel generally out of it. Any theories whats ha

Lots of symptoms: Flu? Do you have any history of autoimmune disease such as lupus or any type of migratory arthropathy? Is there any history of gout? Have you been exposed to tick borne illnesses or a area endemic to tickborne illness is? Do you have any infections, rashes, skin lesions? Do you have weakness or numbness in any extremity? ...Read more

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What causes pain on my knee joint?

I do not know: Many things can cause pain in the knee joints, from generalized arthritis, to patello-femoral syndrome, overuse, chondromalacia, lymes disease, rheumatoid, etc, etc. The only way to get the most likely cause of your knee pain would be to see the Dr. and get a good History and physical done. Good luck. ...Read more

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