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What is causing the stabbing pain in the back of my knee?

What is causing the stabbing pain in the back of my knee?

Arthritis or tear: It may be due to arthritis or tears. See an orthopedist. An exam and an MRI would give you the answer. ...Read more

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What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

More details needed: When is the pain present, what does it feel like, are there two separate pains or is it a continuous line of pain from your hip to knee. What was the mechanism of injury? Does it hurt when you press on the area. Some diagnoses include intrinsic hip and knee arthritis/ligament/tendon injuries, bursitis, radiculopathy, soft tissue strain, etc. Basically u need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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My knee has a burning stabbing pain that starts in back and wraps to right below kneecap also swells clicks and gives out? What is it

My knee has a burning stabbing pain that starts in back and wraps to right below kneecap also swells clicks and gives out? What is it

See knee specialist: Based on that limited description I'd consider ACL tear (instability), meniscal or cartilage injury (clicking swelling), and saphenous neuritis (burning pain wrapping from side of knee to below kneecap), but what you really need is a thorough evaluation by a knee/sports med expert who can actually examine your knee, determine if further testing (MRI, etc) is needed. Hope that helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Sharp pain back of L knee when I bend it,especially going up/down stairs.Stabbing pain when kneeling on it.No injury,no swelling.Been appx 4 months.

Sharp pain back of L knee when I bend it,especially going up/down stairs.Stabbing pain when kneeling on it.No injury,no swelling.Been appx 4 months.

RA : These symptoms may be related to a ruptured bakers cyst however I am more concerned for joint destruction by your RA and you should see an ortho surgeon for evaluation and keep your rheum in the loop. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain on outside of rt. Leg calf ~5 CM below knee for 2 yrs. Started after going for a tennis shot. Neg. Mri back & calf. 55 yo female?

Sharp stabbing pain on outside of rt. Leg calf ~5 CM below knee for 2 yrs. Started after going for a tennis shot. Neg. Mri back & calf. 55 yo female?

Need exam...: This is obviously difficult to answer w/o an examination. Gastroc muscle strain from 2 yrs ago should be healed by now unless u keep re- injuring it and could be missed possibly on MRI . Fibular stress fx., peroneal nerve injury and other less common diagnoses are in differential dx. See a board certified ors in your area for examination and/or get another opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and  knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

See a pain doctor: Narcotics are not the best medications for nerve pain. There are many better medications. Spinal cord stimulators are used for pain after back surgeries. See an interventional pain physician and they can help come up with a plan. ...Read more

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I'm 25, female with intermittent, stabbing pain internally in my knees (mostly left), where it can give way. No prior injuries. What could this be?

I'm 25, female with intermittent,  stabbing pain internally in my knees (mostly left), where it can give way. No prior injuries. What could this be?

Sounds meniscal: It concerns me that you get intermittent symptoms i would get an orthopedic exam you might need an MRI to get to the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Fell over a pallet at work, landed on both my knees very hard, my right knee is giving me problems, sharp, stabbing pain.

Fell over a pallet at work, landed on both my knees very hard, my right knee is giving me problems, sharp, stabbing pain.

Need xray: If not improved over a couple of days and still very sharp, you need to get xrays to check for fracture. It can have serious consequences if you continue to put weight on it. ...Read more

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Hard blow to right knee. Stabbing pain through kneecap, weight bearing hurts, pivoting hurts sometime?

Hard blow to right knee. Stabbing pain through kneecap, weight bearing hurts, pivoting hurts sometime?

Hard 2 say: There can b many injuries, more info of what type of blow. Wt bearing flexed knee could b acl cartilage mcl direct blow 2 patella could b fx- tendinitis of quad or patellar tendon- or pre or infra patellar bursitis- chondral contusion. All plus more can b from a blow 2 the knee. That is why u need 2 b cn by an ortho 4 xam @ x-rays. ...Read more

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I'm 27yrs old and I have sharp stabbing pain in my left knee cap the pain gets worse every day now the pain is constant?

Maltracking: The knee cap (patella) rides in a channel at the bottom of the femur ( patellar femoral groove) while being held in place by the patellar tendon. Sometimes it will slip and ride along one side of the groove, lose cartilage, and become painful. There are surgeries to correct this, and braces that can stabilize. See your orthopedist for an eval. ...Read more

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My knee has just started playing up, feels like it will lock when at 90 degree angle. And when walking can suddenly get stabbing pain that stops me?

My knee has just started playing up, feels like it will lock when at 90 degree angle. And when walking can suddenly get stabbing pain that stops me?

You might have a : You might have a problem with meniscus, get the weight off your knee for a while and see a doctor, some of meniscal problems can be treated conservatively, some will require surgery. ...Read more

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I occaisonally get one knife like stabbing pain in the same spot of the head. It knocks me to my knees and and my whole body will feel numb and tingly?

Paroxysmal hemicrani: is thought to be a variant of cluster headache because of similar autonomic features. Both cluster and paroxysmal hemicrania are classified as trigeminal autonomic cephalgias in the new IHS classification. However, almost all cases of paroxysmal hemicrania are relieved by Indomethacin and this response is considered diagnostic for paroxysmal hemicrania. Rec. see orofacial pain or headache special ...Read more