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After walking about a mile, i get a weakness in my right leg with a pinching feeling in a vein behind my knee. It makes me drag my leg. What is it?

After walking about a mile, i get a weakness in my right leg with a pinching feeling in a vein behind my knee. It makes me drag my leg. What is it?

Claudication: This sounds like claudication which is a clinical diagnosis given for muscle pain (ache, cramp, numbness or sense of fatigue), classically in the calf muscle, which occurs during exercise, such as walking, and is relieved by a short period of rest. It is most commonly due to peripheral arterial disease or lumbar spinal stenosis. See your family doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Im16 and I'm having really hard time to walk,my mom have varicose vein and I think I'm starting to have them,vein line shows behind my knee.help plz.

Im16 and I'm having really hard time to walk,my mom have varicose vein and I think I'm starting to have them,vein line shows behind my knee.help plz.

Veins in teens.: One of the most common causes of varicose veins and spider veins is hereditary. If your mom has a vein problem then you have a higher chance of developing a similar issue. Leg veins would not give you a hard time walking. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more

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I am very fit, train boxing three times a week. Have just noticed swollen sore vein on inside of knee, is this bad? Hurts to walk and pops out.

I am very fit, train boxing three times a week. Have just noticed swollen sore vein on inside of knee, is this bad? Hurts to walk and pops out.

That is: In the area of the superficial saphenous vien and if tender, prominent and at all reddish then there may be a clot in the vein. Not as important as if in a deep vein but should be evaluated by your doctor or a physician in a competent urgent care center or fast track of an emergency department. In the meantime warm compresses, and Ibuprofen and rest the limb. ...Read more

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I have spider veins on both legs and have severe knee and leg pain, also the veins swell up and causes it to be hard to sit, stand, and walk.

I have spider veins on both legs and have severe knee and leg pain, also the veins swell up and causes it to be hard to sit, stand, and walk.

Other reasons.: In addition to your spider veins, you sound as if you may also have varicose veins. Your symptoms, however, are not typical of just vein problems. You should start with a full venous evaluation by a vein specialist including a venous reflux ultrasound. Depending on this, you may also need to have other causes of your symptoms evaluated such as orthopedic and neurologic. ...Read more

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Sudden swelling on back of both my knees. A few tiny dark veins appeared on one & that leg hurts more esp w/ walking? Dizzy/tired. 33/f in shape

Sudden swelling on back of both my knees. A few tiny dark veins appeared on one & that leg hurts more esp w/ walking? Dizzy/tired. 33/f in shape

Popliteal swelling: While this might be something relatively benign, like a bakers cyst, it could also be something serious like a blood clot. I am not sure of the relation of the popliteal swelling to the dizziness and fatigue. Please go to your nearest ER or at least Urgent Care for this constellation of symptoms if you cannot see your regular doctor today. ...Read more

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Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Baker cyst: An ultrasound is definitive and critical to get. Though what you have sounds like a baker's cyst - a benign fluid filled cyst - pain or swelling in this area can always potentially be a DVT and must have an ultrasound to rule that out. Go to an urgent care and call ahead to make sure they have ultrasound if you are looking for the most economical option. A phlebologist can also check you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get MCL (knee injury) just from walking fast?

Can you tell me if i could get MCL (knee injury) just from walking fast?

Probably not.: An mcl injury, generally happens from a direct blow to the outside of your knee, which results in stretching/tearing of the mcl on the inner aspect of your knee. You may have flared up a tendon or other soft tissue, but you can't hurt your mcl by walking. ...Read more

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Twenty years old with varicose veins behind the knee? Does age matter when getting these?

Twenty years old with varicose veins behind the knee? Does age matter when getting these?

Yes: Varicose veins can be a genetic predisposition . Just because you have some doesn't mean you'll get more. More commen in women but seen in men as well. Surgery is available to remove the dilated veins but don't recommend at your age. ...Read more

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Would knee high compression socks help varicous veins behind the knee? And blood pooling due to pots and eds? Or do I need thigh highs?

Would knee high compression socks help varicous veins behind the knee? And blood pooling due to pots and eds? Or do I need thigh highs?

Vascular surgeon: I feel that knee high compression stockings would not be helpful in your case and that thigh high ones are indicated. A vascular surgeon with special interest in chronic venous insufficiency would be best qualified to evaluate you and prescribe the type and specific strength of compression stockings most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I've had a large vein behind knee my whole life in 18 now and sick of it how do u get rid of it?

I've had a large vein behind knee my whole life in 18 now and sick of it how do u get rid of it?

Removal: it can be removed with a phlebotomy or other similar procedure. further evaluation needs to be done before definitive treatment can be discussed. bottom line it is treatable. see a vascular surgeon or vein specialist ...Read more

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I am getting calf and leg muscles pain when i do brisk walking. if i walk normally there is no problem.why?

I am getting calf and leg muscles pain when i do brisk walking. if i walk normally there is no problem.why?

Hmmmm?: The differential diagnosis includes things like muscle cramps due to electrolytes, fitness, but can also be radicalar from the spine, vascular like blood clots or arterial flow. If it is a continued issue it should be checked ...Read more

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I have a sharp pinching pain behind my right knee when i walk and don't really know how to go about helping it. I don't do any sports.

Baker's cyst?: This could be an orthopedic knee injury that sometimes appears as pain in the back of the knee. Try a knee brace, icing the area 20" 1-2x daily, and see if it improves. F you are on oral contraceptives you could have a blood lot but this would be more in the calf muscles. If no relief, seek a medical opinion. ...Read more

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I am 62 years athletic male. Now while walking briskly, On hard ground I have pain in lower leg behind my knee. So I walk on soft ground?

I am 62 years athletic male. Now while walking briskly,   On hard ground I have pain in lower leg behind my knee. So I walk on soft ground?

Different shoes: You may try different shoes with softer soles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Brown squiggly lines on leg, behind knee, from about 4 inches above it to about 6 inches below it. It looks like they follow veins, also dark spots?

Brown squiggly lines on leg, behind knee, from about 4 inches above it to about 6 inches below it. It looks like they follow veins, also dark spots?

Sounds like: superficial varicose veins. If they are bothering you, an injection with sclerosing agent could help. See your doctor to make sure that it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Recently did intervenous drugs after bein clean for 6 yrs well the vein was missed now there are balls underneath my skin right behind my knee, just c?

Recently did intervenous drugs after bein clean for 6 yrs well the vein was missed now there are balls underneath my skin right behind my knee, just c?

BALLS UNDER SKIN?: BALLS? WHAT KIND OF BALLS? HOW LONG HAVE THESE BALLS BEEN THERE? WHAT DOES "JUST C?" MEAN? BOTH KNEES? ITCHY? PAINFUL? PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP. BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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I have pain and muscle tension behind knee while walking. What can I take?

I have pain and muscle tension behind knee while walking. What can I take?

Diagnose first: It is better to diagnose your problem properly before treating. Many reasons for this but a better diagnosis gives you a better chance of more effective treatment, less chance of improper or dangerous treatment, and in most cases is the most efficient way to go. This tension can be one of several things (for example hamstrings tendonitis, baker's cyst, others) and more information is needed. ...Read more

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I get leg muscles pain if i do brisk walking. It is fine for Normal walking and other activities. Why?

Claudication: Do you experience these leg pain when going upstairs as well? It is possible that you have vascular claudication which is poor blood flow to the legs and is brought out by more brisk activity. A visit to an orthopedic surgeon or vascular surgeon would be recommended ...Read more

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Help pls..Should i seek pro. Help if behind my knee hurts wen i bend it, put pressure, and walk? Pain began several days ago.

Help pls..Should i seek pro. Help if behind my knee hurts wen i bend it, put pressure, and walk? Pain began several days ago.

Yes : These symptoms sound very amenable to seeing a professional, getting a prompt diagnosis, and will likely help you feel better much sooner. ...Read more

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Pain behind the knee everytime i bend it to squat down and get it straight. What could it be. Cannot walk on it long. Please help.

Any h/o knee injury: At age 33, knee pain likely represents past injury. Other concerns include either a baker's cyst or a clot in the deep veins. If this is present for more than a week, you should see your pcp. You might need an ultrasound to evaluate further. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son hurt behind his knee in school when somone ran into him he cannot walk that well or bend it what's wrong with it?

My 12 year old son hurt behind his knee in school when somone ran into him he cannot walk that well or bend it what's wrong with it?

see details: It could be a simple sprain or contusion or something more involved such as a tear. If it does not respond to ice and rest, have an orthopedist take a look. ...Read more

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Had lapros gallbladder surg. No complications 7 days ago pain at inside and behind rt knee + top of calf, walking helps pain scale 3 clot ?

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Could be blood clot: You should see your surgeon asap to rule out the possibility that this could be a post-operative deep vein thrombosis (dvt). The common signs and symptoms of DVT include pain or tenderness, swelling, warmth, redness or discoloration, and distention of surface veins. An ultrasound of the leg can often make the diagnosis. If present, anticoagulant therapy should be implemented. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when i bend my leg or sit long but does not hurt when i walk. What is this

Sharp pain  right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when i bend my leg or sit long   but does not hurt  when i walk. What is this

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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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee,  no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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I played an intense game of soccer yesterday, and now the back of my thigh (behind the knee) hurts when I stretch, walk or try to run ?

I played an intense game of soccer yesterday, and now the back of my thigh (behind the knee) hurts when I stretch, walk or try to run
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Hamstring: You probably have a strained hamstring. Take some time off, rest, ice, and stretch your hamstrings. If it doesn't improve over a week, consult your primary care doctor ...Read more

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I have been at the beach for 4 days. Been doing a lot of walking. Noticed slight bruising behind both knees. Should I be concerned. No pain?

I have been at the beach for 4 days.  Been doing a lot of walking. Noticed slight bruising behind both knees. Should I be concerned.  No pain?

Bruising.: Your question is greatly appreciated. It is often difficult to provide a comprehensive answer without more details. Some of the more worrisome symptoms would include easy bruising, easy bleeding, skin rash, fever, fatigue, weakness or numbness in the extremities among others. If the condition persists or causes you concern it is best to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Aching behind knees at night. Have a superficial varicose vein. Could that be causing it? Worried it may be PAD, and I'm about to start oral BC.

Aching behind knees at night. Have a superficial varicose vein. Could that be causing it? Worried it may be PAD, and I'm about to start oral BC.

See Vein Specialist.: It is very unlikely that you would have PAD at 25 years old. The varicose vein may be a source of your problem but because you have a vein does not mean that it is causing problems. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation before starting OBC pills. ...Read more

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Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Not lupus: No it can't be lupus but it is obviously an issue with the knee or its supporting structures. The simple answer is to have the knee evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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