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Doctor insights on: Sharp Pain Behind Knee After Running

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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I have been having sharp pain behind my knee when bent, deep within the knee, by the kneecap, and recently twitching after running, but no swelling.

I have been having sharp pain behind my knee when bent, deep within the knee, by the kneecap, and recently twitching after running, but no swelling.

Souds like: Osgood-schlatter's disease, common in you age group. You will need an accurate physical examination and maybe x rays, so see your doctor for better advice. ...Read more

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Tight feeling sharp pain behind knee and into buttock?

Tight feeling sharp pain behind knee and into buttock?

Knee pain: Sometimes a baker cyst can cuase pain in the back of knee. Also hamstrings attach near the buttocks and eun behind knee and can cuase problems. ...Read more

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Got a sharp pain behind knee cap and is getting worse everyday could it be fluid if so is there anyway of helping it without going to the doctor?

Got a sharp pain behind knee cap and is getting worse everyday could it be fluid if so is there anyway of helping it without going to the doctor?

You can try: oral anti inflammatory meds such as aleve (naproxen) or motrin (naprosyn or ibuprofen), rest, and alternating ice and heat. If that does not help, you need to see a doctor. Don't let it go until damage becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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No redness or swelling. Not on the pill. Tearing like sharp pain behind knee where the joint is when I stand too long or walk. D dimmer test ok. ?

No redness or swelling. Not on the pill. Tearing like sharp pain behind knee where the joint is when I stand too long or walk. D dimmer test ok. ?

Not DVT: The negative D-diner test effectively rules out deep vein thrombosis as diagnosis. Your symptoms suggest orthopedic problem in knee or sciatica. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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Recently i feel a sharp pain around my right knee when i run for 15+ minutes which i don't when i start running and the pain disappears quickly after.

Recently i feel a sharp pain around my right knee when i run for 15+ minutes which i don't when i start running and the pain disappears quickly after.

Strengthen quads: It's possible your lateral quads are pulling greater than the rest of the quadriceps resulting in irritation of the knee joint (patella and femoral bones). This is common in people exerting themselves or increased activity after prolonged inactive lifestyle. The treatment is rest, ice, and progressive strengthening of the quads. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on side of knee cap/around knee cap. Running/biking daily before but haven't exercised for 4 days and pain still here. Worse w/standing/bending?

Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms are characteristic of ' chondromalacia of the patella' or kneecap pain.Pain can occur from actual softening of the kneecap cartilage, tendinitis, instability of the kneecap or malalignment of your lower extremity( or a combination of the above). Rest, nsaids and isometric quad strengthening w/ hamstring stretching would be recommended initially. See your ors if symptoms continue. Gl! ...Read more