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Stiffness and bulge behind the right knee?

Stiffness and bulge behind the right knee?

Baker's cyst: Your knee very likely has cartilage wear and has an effusion, or joint swelling. Some of the fluid from the knee joint can drain to the back of the knee causing a swelling, called a baker's cyst. These are usually painful, unless they burst when the fluid can enter the calf muscles and cause swelling and burning there. The other source of swelling behind the knee can be a clot. Get seen. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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I get stiffness and soreness behind my knees when sitting in my office chair or car for more than an hour. What causes this and how do I fix it?

I get stiffness and soreness behind my knees when sitting in my office chair or car for more than an hour. What causes this and how do I fix it?

Prolonged: flexion and pressure on the popliteal space should not normally be a problem unless associated with prior injury, obesity, vascular insufficiency or other pathology. Try to uncover and correct these first. If none of those are in play then stretch your legs regularly to avoid. ...Read more

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Knee creaking, stiffness and pain started suddenly?

Knee creaking, stiffness and pain started suddenly?

Probably nothing: We all get pain creaking of joints without any significant pathology; would seek help if symptoms persisit. ...Read more

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Sudden stiffness in my knees at 60. Why is that?

Sudden stiffness in my knees at 60. Why is that?

Many possibilities: Knee stiffness can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause knee stiffness?

What can cause knee stiffness?

Trauma,Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I relieve knee stiffness?

How can I relieve knee stiffness?

dtermine the cause: First of all, you should determine the cause. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologic consultation. Avoid medications if it is not a big issue. Specific exercises may help. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

Stretch exercise: Regular stretching and exercise, ice after exercise, occasional nsaids, low impact exercise, avoid deep squats and lunges with knee pain. Hydration is very important for cartilage health. Bicycles and elliptical machines are safe for most ...Read more

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What are some causes of knee stiffness?

What are some causes of knee stiffness?

Arthritis, effusion: Arthritis and a simple knee effusion ("water on the knee") or swelling can lead to knee stiffness. ...Read more