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Pulse On The Side Of My Knee
I have a pulse sometime on my left side of my knee is that relate with the heart problem or something?
I have a weird pulse in my thigh on the right hand side of my knee. Could this be a muscle spasm? Or is there something wrong?
I have a strong pulse an inch above my knees in the outer left side.. it has been there for more than 8 hours now..What could be the problem.. ?
Interesting: I only say that as there really aren't normally any large vascular structures in the outer side around the knee. While you could be abnormal and have a vascular structure there, it's more likely a sensation from either muscle spasms or irregular sensory nerve impulses. It's hard to be determine the cause without more specifics/exam. ...Read more
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Knee : Sensation from popliteal artery can be felt as a pulsing sensation in a small percentage of normal people . It could be associated with abnormalities of popliteal blood vessels, in bakery's cyst due to synovial fluid in back of the knee to name a few . Get it followed with your doctor. ...Read more
Don't know: Really hard to say without more information or examining you. Are you getting enough sleep, is the first question. Have you been exercising heavily, or conversely, not enough? Do you take any medications that could affect your potassium level, like a diuretic? Try some gentle stretching of you leg muscles, get a good night's rest, and if it persists go see your doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel a pulse in calf below knee.There is no pain or swelling.Im a 48 year old female?
Yes: If the pulse you feel is in the back of the knee or just below it, you are feeling your popliteal artery. ...Read more
All week i've had a "visible pulse" just above and medial of my left knee.... No pain, just annoying as all get out. Any ideas to make it stop?
Nutrition: Involuntary muscle spasms are more common than people realize. Causes are not fully known, but a deficiency in certain minerals is suspected. Make sure your diet is based, consider multivitamins, and see your physician if the symptoms are persistent, more intense, or if they become painful. ...Read more
Hard to say: It is good to know your MRI looks fine as that would show the major ligaments in the knee and whether or not there is a problem there. Vascular or neurological causes are possible although fairly rare; it is also possible the MRI was miss read or missed something. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc can't feel popital pulse on back of both knees, all other pulses normal, what cud be the problem ?
Normal: It can be very difficult sometimes to feel popliteal pulse. I would not worry. ...Read more
Joints in knees have been hurting all week when standing & sitting.Sometimes i feel my pulse in the area.What should I do? Could this become chronic?
I have a strong pulse in the middle of my right upper thigh. This way above the knee. I see and feel it jumping. What is the cause?
Likely normal: You are likely experiencing the superficial femoral artery along its' normal path. See your health care provider if it gets more prominent and you are not a routine exerciser. ...Read more
I fell over 2 nites ago and my knee is very painfull to touch or walk on slightly swollen the pain is like a throbbing pulsing feeling what should ido?
Since sunday i keep getting pulses in my left quad above knee which feels like I'm having electric current therapy at the physiotherapist.
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