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I am experiencing severe pain in left knee and down the back of my leg. My pain and anti inflammatory isn't helping?

I am experiencing severe pain in left knee and down the back of my leg. My pain and anti inflammatory isn't helping?

Bad ligaments: You probably have an unstable knee as a result of ligaments that are damaged. Prolotherapy will help. Find out about prolotherapy at www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org and find a doctor to help you get relief without surgery. ...Read more

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Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to protect/imobolize the knee until you can see a doctor for an exam. Rest will help whatever it is to stop further irritation damage. Knees can be unforgiving, so treat them w/ gentle care. Best! ...Read more

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I had my Acl reconstruction left knee (arthoscopic) done on 7th july.23 july night: I was having severe pain in my left knee. Is it normal and how long?

I had my Acl reconstruction left knee (arthoscopic) done on 7th july.23 july night: I was having severe pain in my left knee. Is it normal and how long?

If of sudden onset: Get 2 C Ur surgeon right away. This is about time U could have a serious infection. U should C him/her now, especially if it is has not been getting better since surgery, or is steadily getting worse. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain in my left knee I am a healthy 32 year old woman and I recently re-joined the gym. About 4 days ago I was kneeling picking something up off the floor instantly I felt a soreness and uncomfortable pain in the outer part of my left k

Hello:: Hello: is the pain still ongoing? And did you notice any swelling, clicking or catching since? Knee pain associated with sudden movement, especially while kneeling and squatting, can cause internal problems as severe as meniscal tears. Fortunately, those are relatively rare, and there are many other far more benign possibilities like iliotibial band symptoms. There is no easy way to tell exactly what caused your knee pain, but if you feel the incident has caused a lingering, consistent change for the worse in your knee, such as fluid buildup, limited movement range, persistent pain in the knee where before the incident there was none, and popping or catching sensations, especially if those signs are ongoing and it's been a couple of weeks or more from your initial injury, then it is important to see a local orthopedic specialist who will be able to examine your knee, listen to your history, and help diagnose and treat your knee. An MRI may be necessary if the initial xrays are not revealing significant injuries or existing arthritis or other bony problems. However, your orthopedist may be able to make many diagnoses without an MRI and elect to recommend conservative treatment first then consider MRI if you are not improving. I hope this has been helpful. Even though you are in brooklyn and I'm in seattle, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns! ...Read more

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My 90 year old dad is experiencing a new, but severe pain between his left knee and hip. He went to er-no blood clots and somewhat healthy. Causes?

Leg pain: At 90 he should be checked deeper for referred pain from his back, hip, pyriformis. At times a bone scan will find something. What is his psa? ...Read more

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Have exp. Sudden severe pain on inside of left knee, cannot bend, eventually pain subsides-?

Have exp. Sudden severe pain on inside of left knee, cannot bend, eventually pain subsides-?

Poss meniscus tear: This sounds like locking of the knee and could indicate a tear of the inner shock absorber, or medial meniscus. I would recommend an mri. ...Read more

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I'm 22 but have severe pain in only my left knee, standing, sitting, or bending. Knee clicks when I rotate it, no swelling. Any physical therapy ideas?

I'm 22 but have severe pain in only my left knee, standing, sitting, or bending. Knee clicks when I rotate it, no swelling. Any physical therapy ideas?

Knee pain: The fact that you have no swelling is an excellent sign that therapy should improve your clinical course. That said, I would have an MRI to ensure that you have no articular cartilage disorder (e.g. Ocd lesion) and/or meniscal tear. You are most probably experiencing a patellofemoral disorder and possibly a medial plica band syndrome. ...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 severe knee pain in my left knee im in need of some ideas, on what could be wrong and some solutions. I have had an X-ray and MRI and they both were normal so my primary isn't worried, but I am heres my symptoms, locks, sensitive to touch, can't lev

I'm: I'm sorry to hear that you are having such issues with your knee. Has your doctor looked into other causes? Some lower back problems can cause referred symptoms in the knee. The sensitivity to touch would worry me about a "pinched nerve". I also routinely see patients who complain about knee pain who actually have a hip problem. You didn't mention any injury to your knee, however some people develop a condition called rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) after apparent minor injuries which result in significant pain and senstivity of the sking. These are just a few things I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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For almost a week now I been getting like severe pain in my joints like severe don't know why thoe expecically in left knee?

For almost a week now I been getting like severe pain in my joints like severe don't know why thoe expecically in left knee?

See a doctor: Most important thing is to go see either a primary care or rheumatologist and tell them your full story. They will ask you important questions that will help figure out what the underlying issue is. ...Read more

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I have a burning, stinging severe pain on the outside of my left knee when kneeling...even when climbing onto my soft mattress.

Iliotibial band: Could be inflammation of distal iliotibial band, could be knee arthritis or meniscal tear. I would start with NSAID treatment, barring no contraindications (ulcer, kidney disease). I would at least obtain an X ray of the knee and trial of physical therapy. You can seek interventional pain medicine, and seek injections. If symptoms don't resolve, then you should get an MRI. best of luck ...Read more

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I got hurt at work my lower back with severe pain in my legs and on left knee appears red blotches what is it caused from?

I got hurt at work my lower back with severe pain in my legs and on left knee appears red blotches what is it caused from?

Doctor can evaluate: A lower back injury with resultant legs pain usually means there is pressure and irritation of the nerves coming out of the spine. Nerves also come from the spine to the skin, so there may (or may not) be a relationship to the red blotches. The worker's comp doctor can check to see if the blotches are work-related, and if so, refer to a dermatologist or primary care doctor who does worker's comp. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my left knee. Is it normal to have had moderate to severe pain for 5 weeks? Also is a brace helpful or what would be best?

I have tendonitis in my left knee. Is it normal to have had moderate to severe pain for 5 weeks? Also is a brace helpful or what would be best?

Inflammation: Tendonitis is an inflammation of your tendon. There are many possible causes from compression to overuse, injury or infection. When you get evaluated they should be able to identify the most likely cause for your tendonitis. A brace could help, depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Conservative care: Could be an injury to the soft tissue structures within the knee, possibly the meniscus. I would treat with conservative care: rest, ice, and perhaps Aleve (naproxen) or similar product. Hopefully it will resolve in short order. ...Read more

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I, m having severe shooting pains in my knee, what could it be. I have a bad rt knee for over a year. Now i, m have very bad attacks in my left knee.?

Osteoarthritis: Chronic pain in the knee is most commonly from osteoarthritis. This is "wear and tear" arthritis, from worn surfaces in the knee. Most commonly, this can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, local measures such as ice. Consideration can be given to injections such as cortisone as well. ...Read more

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Do you know what it could be if your leg is severely hurting but only happens time to time or month to month? Pain on the side of my right or left knee that seems to move up to my lower back, also sometimes leg giving out and me falling down can happen an

Do you know what it could be if your leg is severely hurting but only happens time to time or month to month? Pain on the side of my right or left knee that seems to move up to my lower back, also sometimes leg giving out and me falling down can happen an

It: It sounds like you may be dealing with an unstable knee joint (s). This can be due to a tear in a tendon or ligament. You should visit your doctor for a complete evaluation. Typically an x-ray is done first, and then an MRI will be ordered if deemed necessary. All the best. ...Read more