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Stiffness and bulge behind the right knee?

Stiffness and bulge behind the right knee?

Baker's cyst: Your knee very likely has cartilage wear and has an effusion, or joint swelling. Some of the fluid from the knee joint can drain to the back of the knee causing a swelling, called a baker's cyst. These are usually painful, unless they burst when the fluid can enter the calf muscles and cause swelling and burning there. The other source of swelling behind the knee can be a clot. Get seen. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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I twisted my rt knee bowling. It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot,bruise under knee?

I twisted my rt knee bowling.  It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot,bruise under knee?

See medical provider: A twisting injury to your knee can be a number of things from a sprain to arthritis flair up or cartilage tearing. See a medical provider for an evaluation with X-rays. You may also need an MRI to look for ligament or cartilage tearing. ...Read more

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Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Pain and burning sensation behind the knee radating down to calf on right leg?

Cyst: If you can feel or palpate a fullness behind your knee this may be a baker's cyst. These put pressure on the structures behind the knee such as nerves, tendons, or blood vessels. The symptoms arise from the pressure. Surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Having pain in the left knee and slightly above the knee?

Having pain in the  left knee and slightly above the knee?

Exam: Have the knee examined- could be tendonitis, muscle strain or internal knee derangement. See a physician. ...Read more

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Knee locking up and pain at the back of the knee?

Knee locking up and pain at the back of the knee?

Meniscus tear: One of the more common causes of these symptoms is a tear in the meniscus, a "c" shaped cushion between the bones that form the knee joint. See an orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Back of knee hurts and bulges?

Back of knee hurts and bulges?

Bakers cyst: It sounds like you have a baker's cyst. It is a benign swelling which is a marker of inflammation within the knee. I would see an orthopedic surgeon who can figure out what is causing the inflammation/swelling in your knee. If that is treated successfully, the baker's cyst, and the associated pain, will likely go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain right at the bend of the knee, medial, slightly behind the knee and inner thigh pain. Feels like a tendon might snap when running. Any ideas?

Stop if hurts.: Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Continuing any activity that is causing pain can worsen the pain and the damage. Some pain is expected with training as muscles strengthen and endurance improves but new pain means something else. Unless we are getting millions as pro athletes, don't risk damage. Get checked to see if all's well or not and how to avoid future pain. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting knee pain on Right side that travels up the front right thigh to the groin and resting in knee, no swelling but very nervous help. ?

Knee pain: I assume you mean lateral when you say right. If so it could be your Ilial tibial band. Go see a doc for an exam and xray. If your an active person then very much a possibility. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in nerve just above right leg knee and sometimes in left leg knee.

Feeling pain in nerve just above right leg knee and sometimes in left leg knee.

?Quadriceps strain: Sounds like Quadriceps strain/sprain...do you climb stairs or have you climed a LOT of stairs as a part of your employment?? More Info please you can reach me www.healthtap.com/richardzimon Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Help with pain behind the left side of my right knee?

Help with pain behind the left side of my right knee?

Many possibilities: The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Nerve pain: Hi, nerve pains are usually burning form, the way you are describing it, it sounds more like nerve compression pain. If you have swelling of the Calf, a Doppler ultrasound would be helpful to make sure there is no blood clot ...Read more

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Tenderness behind left knee when walking and bending knee front of knee is fine back of knee no swellings present or redness came on after driving.?

Tenderness behind left knee when walking and bending knee front of knee is fine back of knee no swellings present or redness came on after driving.?

Tight hamstring?: Do you sit a lot? Do you drive a lot? It sounds like there was no injury and there is nothing abnormal in the area to your naked eye. It might be tight hamstrings which need to be stretched out frequently. You might want to see the physician if this persists more than 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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Visible swelling, lateral side of knee along joint line upon extension. Swelling moves to front of the knee when flexed. What injury is this?

Visible swelling, lateral side of knee along joint line upon extension. Swelling moves to front of the knee when flexed. What injury is this?

Meniscal tear: Sounds like swelling arises from within the knee joint, indicating something is wrong inside the knee. Alternatively, if you are a runner or cyclist, iliotibial band bursitis could cause similar symptoms. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, rest this weekend, and see a sports medicine or orthopedic doctor next week. ...Read more