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What would cause pain on left side of back left knee, down outter part of leg? Where tendon is. 25f with negative ultrasound of leg last year.

What would cause pain on left side of back  left knee, down outter part of leg? Where tendon is.  25f with negative ultrasound of leg last year.

Peroneal nerve: Could be irritated. Ultrasound wouldn't show anything. Could also be it band tendinitis or even a lateral meniscus tear. Would be difficult to determine without an exam. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an it band injury. I get pain on the left side of my left knee and am an avid runner?

What is the best way to treat an it band injury. I get pain on the left side of my left knee and am an avid runner?

ITB syndrome: The recommended treatment includes activity modification(relative rest, less mileage, attention to surface you are training on), stretching(medical literature does not clearly demonstrate this modality to be effective), massage(there are tools on the market to perform to self--graston), footwear adjustment(dependent on foot type and include orthotics), physical therapy, medication, and injections. ...Read more

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Severe pain to right side of left knee extending upwards?

Severe pain to right side of left knee extending upwards?

Knee pain: Any injury? Can be meniscus injury or hamstring strain or ligament sprain. Please get evaluated for complete exam and xray. Try ice application and avoiding activity that makes your pain worse. ...Read more

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I have a lump on right side of left knee. Painful to touch. Can't tell if it is hard or not. Saw urgent care and dx with lipoma. Referred to surgery. Saw surgeon and Ultrasound ordered. Is that because she thinks it could be something more serious?

I have a lump on right side of left knee. Painful to touch. Can't tell if it is hard or not. Saw urgent care and dx with lipoma. Referred to surgery. Saw surgeon and Ultrasound ordered. Is that because she thinks it could be something more serious?

Reason for Ultrasoun: By serious I'm thinking you're referring to cancer or something that'll compromise use of the leg in the future, right? Let me reassure you the reason an ultrasound was ordered is to figure out whether it is something like a cyst or something like a benign fatty deposit. This will help them make a decision as to what steps to take. It's the most cost effective way to guide therapy. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left knee at the back and left side of the knee every time i lift it. What's wrong?

Knee pain: You may have a problem with the knee ligaments, muscles around it, menisci, bones. More history is necessary as well as physical exam. ...Read more

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How long will the recovery last for a osteochondroma removal on the inner side of my left knee? How long on crutches?

How long will the recovery last for a osteochondroma removal on the inner side of my left knee? How long on crutches?

It depends on if --: --it's sessile or on a stalk,also how close to the knee. If minimal bone is removed and the integrity of the bone is not compromised, U only need the wound to heal. Couple days on crutches then if you feel good, use a cane until healed. The ultimate decision is to come from your surgeon as we all follow different protocols. ...Read more

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I'm having pain behind my left knee on the side too, can't bend or straiten well weight bearing is tolerable with assitance?

I'm having pain behind my left knee on the side too, can't bend or straiten well weight bearing is tolerable with assitance?

See an orthopedist: Sounds like you have a meniscal tear or cartilage injury.. Some of your symptoms are typical - including pain and locking. Other symptoms may include swelling, clicking, and instability. Check in with a local orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. He will probably recommend physical therapy initially and perhaps an MRI depending on you examination. Arhtroscopic surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have had an intermittent sensation of a cold, wet spot just below my left knee, on the outer side. Not actually wet, just feels that way. Causes?

I have had an intermittent sensation of a cold, wet spot just below my left knee, on the outer side.   Not actually wet, just feels that way. Causes?

Sensation: When people describe things with warm or cold or wet or burning, I usually think about the cause as something neurological in nature, such as a pinched nerve or compressed nerve somewhere. Especially if you have not had any trauma to your knee. Sounds like you need to get an an evaluation from your doctor . ...Read more

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I hit my left knee hard today now its swollen and I can't bare weight on it or bend it the pain is on the right side of my knee should I be concerned?

I hit my left knee hard today now its swollen and I can't bare weight on it or bend it the pain is on the right side of my knee should I be concerned?

Reasonable concern : If you truly cannot bend the knee or bear weight then the injury is sufficient to be concerned. Whether or not you need immediate attention would be impossible to say based on limited information. Often one can elevate, ice and rest for 48-72 hrs to see if it improves. One reason to seek medical attention would be if there was an open wound associated with the injury. ...Read more

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My left knee sometimes has sharp quick pains on the side facing my other leg. Both of my knees look messed up. Do i have bad knees or is this serious?

My left knee sometimes has sharp quick pains on the side facing my other leg. Both of my knees look messed up. Do i have bad knees or is this serious?

Sounds you have Bad: knees as you say, But without being seen, It'll be difficult for any one to tell you about your knee problems. Suggest you see your local Orthopod to get a proper evaluation. ...Read more