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Sharp Shooting Pain In Behind Knee After Fall No Bruising Swelling
This evening had shooting pain on outer part of knee. Upon inspection, I saw swelling behind my knee, really more my upper calf. Pain in L leg but there is also swelling at upper, outer part of R calf too. L is more painful to the touch. Could this be th
It could be: A baker's cyst or DVT. Get US not leg ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous. .. Help?
My knee has suddenly started hurting, very badly. When I put it at a 45 degree angle (walking) it sends a shooting pain up my body! No swelling! ?
See doctor: Your knee could merely be strained, but you could also have meniscal and/or ligamentous problems. Would not hurt to have involvement of orthopedic surgeon if this continues. ...Read more
Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis. Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?
I would see a back: Specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Getting sharp pain behind knee after Falling on it. No swelling or bruising. Only pain is when I'm bending my knee. Able to apply weight when straight?
Knee pain: I would still get an X-ray due to where the pain is. Rest and ice as well ...Read more
Fall on l/arm during football, shooting pain in elbow when straightened, no swelling and no bruising as far as I can see what should I do?
Tibial plateau 1.5 yrs ago now sharp shooting pain down leg and into outside ankle. Spasms when resting (sleep hindering) constant swelling. Options?
Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more
I have sharp shooting pain behind my knee, popliteal area. It occurs when I try to straighten my leg, or suspend my leg in the air, flexed or not.
Knee pain: This sounds like chondromalaciae patella. (softening of cartilage behind kneecap). A month of physical therapy with ultrasound and therapeutic exercises can diminish pain and restore pain-free motion. If the pain persists then MRI could be necessary to determine if you have a meniscus or cruciate ligament injury. (which could be the culprit of the kneecap pain). Good luck. ...Read more
Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?
Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation (phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications, liniment and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more
Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?
Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot
Pain in knee/calf: Did you have an injury? Could be from brusie, sprain if exercising or bakers cyst but would follow up today with doctor/urgent care make sure you do not have a clot in your calf (especially if you smoke or are on BCP) as that is serious. Check d-dimer or get a sonongram. ...Read more
Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling. Knee feels very tight. Do I need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?
If there is any: Fluid or blood in knee joint, yes, you need medical evaluation for sure. If it is just subcutaneous swelling, no. Only way to tell for sure is on physical exam by a doctor. So, yes, you need to have it checked out. ...Read more
I fell on my knee 4 days ago. I don't have a bruise, just a little scratch. But my knee hurts all of the time. In the sides and the front of the knee too. Should I see a doctor if there is no swelling. The pain is constant and sharp. Thank you.
Probably: Your knee complaints started after trauma. It would be advisable to see an MD to rule out a fracture if there is history of osteoporosis. Most likely you could have potentially rattled up any preexisting arthritis that u had in the knee. If your range of motion is limited (Especially knee flexion) then this could be consistent with knee arthritis. NSAID, ICE and therapy should be considered. ...Read more
I had a heavy garbage tote fall on my knee, there wasn't any bruising or swelling. It was 2 weeks ago, now I have pain when the knee is bent?
Recommendation: My advice will be to make appointment with Doctor for evaluation of injured knee if pain will be longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more
What is wrong with my knee? I fell on my knee a week and a half ago. It was difficult to walk. There is a deep cut, bruising, and swelling that has gone down since the fall. A week later I can walk, but it still hurts when I bend my knee completely. It
Did: Did you have the penetrating wound to your knee address to see if it got to the joint? Where any x-rays taken? You don't give enough information for a clear answer. ...Read more
I fell directly on my knee on concrete. I have slight swelling and bruising dull pain down side of calf. Sharp pain with pressure is applied and bent.
Get eval: With a fall on concrete, with full weight bearing onto your knee cap, best for you to get it evaluated with a possible x-ray as you may have fractured your patella bone (knee cap). Good luck. ...Read more
I had a direct fall on my knee on 12/26. Other than touching/pushing on it, there is no pain or problems walking or climbing/descending stairs. I can't kneel. There is no swelling or bruising. However, within a few minutes after the fall, I developed
Last week I got a Rash after scratching and unexplained bruises on legs. Then I got a pitching sharp pain in back of knee with swelling in my legs.
SCREEN 4 CLOTTING: Screen for clotting disorder this can cause Bruising and blood clots. If you are pregnant or post partum you need to be throughly screened for clotting disorders and treated appropriately. They sometimes flare during this time. FAC V DEF /MTHFR / Protein C&S/ Homocysteine/B12/Folic acid/RPR/ANTICARDIOLIPID AB/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/AT3. ...Read more
1 large blackish bruise in same spot behind both knees. Some pain in left leg. No swelling. Could it be a blood clot?
Unlikely: Risk factors that increase the chance of blood clot include sitting for long periods of time (low blood flow), smoking, having personal or family history of clots, birth control or pregnancy, inflammatory diseases (eg Crohns or rheumatoid arthritis). The only way to know for sure is by ultrasound. If the pain on the left worsens or swelling begins to occur, then reasonable to see a physician. ...Read more
Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.
34yr old with pain behind right knee into top of calf when bending leg or walking. Don't see any bruising or swelling. How to tell if its a blood clot?
Ultrasound: The only way to definitively say if you have a DVT or not is to have an ultrasound performed. ...Read more
Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?
See doctor: Shooting pain in the leg is sometimes referred to as sciatica. It may be caused by inflammation of one of the spinal nerves. Without treatment, the pain can be quite debilitating. There are many possible treatment options including medications, pt, and injections. The option I have found to be most helpful is injection of local anesthetic and steroid directly onto the inflamed nerve. ...Read more
Getting a sharp shooting pain in the outside of my right knee, it just appears randomly then goes after around 25 minutes, I don't know what it is.
Sharp shooting pain in groin area when I raise knee or squat to stand. Feels like a pop and leg buckles. Only on rt side. Wakes me up! Possible cause?
I have a sharp shooting pain going from my right hip to my right knee what could it be should I be worried or see a doctor?
See Your Doctor: Most likely no need to worry, but you should see your doctor about diagnosing it and getting it treated, so that you don't have the pain. It may be due to the iliotibial band, in which case therapy will help resolve and prevent the issue. ...Read more
Every night as I'm sleeping I experience a sharp shooting pain from the back of my left knee (only) disperse down to my foot and cause shock like pain?
Please start with a someone who will take you to the Emergency facility where they will carefully examine your knee. Lab test and/or xrays will be done.
The doctors will discuss this with and make decisions about best care - either in the ER or in the hospital.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Sharp shooting pain in leg on right side of knee on right leg tonight. Some may be other places other nights, now it is going up my thigh.
Active, age 41. Developed sharp knee pain (not constant--totally fine most of time then "shooting pain" occasionally) in kneecap area. Tendonitis?
When I lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee I get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. I also can't stand straight up.
The pain on straight leg raising is indicative of either ligament tears and laxity in the lumbar spine or sacroiliac problems with weak ligaments. It might also involve an inflammation of a lumbar disc and nerve root irritation.
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I have sharp shooting pain from my hip down through the leg. Sometimes above my knee through the leg feels like it's going through my bone. Could it be sciatica? I've had some tingling too and have been sitting a lot.
I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine. What is the cause?
Probably bursitis: Knee pain especially on kneeling is suggestive of bursitis most likely prepatellar bursitis. There are numerous fluid filled sacs on the knee joint that help lubricate it. Sometimes they get inflamed. Rest and and applying ice can help. A consultation with a physician may be warranted to do further work up such as ordering x-rays to rule out possible fracture. ...Read more
I have a sharp shooting pain going from my toes up to my knee, I can barely move my leg it hurts so badly. What do I do?
LEG PAIN WITH WEAK: THIS IS A SITUATION IN WHICH A MEDICAL WORKUP WILL NEED TO BE PEFORMED ASAP. PLEASE CALL YOUR INTERNIST THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, AND OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT FOR COMPLETE EVALUATION OF THIS COMPLAINT. ...Read more
Anti Thrombin 3 deficiency had achy calves now getting sharp shooting pain from upper inner thigh to knee, worried if sign of another dvt?
Yes: You are at high risk of forming deep vein thrombi given your pro-thrombotic state. CAll 911 and go the nearest ER immediately for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm 19 on lo loestrine fe I occasionally get ache/shooting pain in my right leg from the inner thigh to knee and throbbing behind knee? Effect of pill?
Unlikely: Not likely that is related to the pill. ...Read more
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