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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 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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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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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