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My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

Varicose vein: If your veins are distended or tender you may have varicose veins. If so, they may be associated with some tenderness. If there is pain in the lower extremities, you should check with your physician to ensure you do not have any deep vein thromboses (clots in the legs). ...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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Hi Doc. I'm a 26 year old female. Have no history of injury. I recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. No swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. It comes and goes without warning

Hi Doc. I'm a 26 year old female. Have no history of injury. I recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. No swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. It comes and goes without warning

Plantaris muscle : The plantaris muscle starts just above the back of your knee and goes down to your Achilles tendon at the heel. It is right in the middle of your calf. It doesn't stretch well. If overstretched It could give symptoms similar to what you described. Stretching the calf muscles by letting heels drop with balls of feet on a step usually helps. ...Read more

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What is this pain in my right leg? Just flew 8000 miles and tender behind knee. Also vein bulging.

What is this pain in my right leg? Just flew 8000 miles and tender behind knee. Also vein bulging.

See your doctor: It's never normal to have pain, and given all that traveling you need to be checked for blood clots. Get yourself checked out as soon as possible to be sure it's not a problem that could threaten life or limb! ...Read more

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Behind knee a bit sore and stiff and it clicks sometimes?

Behind knee a bit sore and stiff and it clicks sometimes?

Knee: Knee pain can be for multiple reasons. Clicking though is from a part of the knee being stretched or moved. Possibilities include hamstring pull, synovial membrane fold, Bakers cyst, cartiledge damage. ...Read more

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My husband experiencing pain behind knee.And humstring tendons feels to tender.What can it be and what to do to treat this condition?

My husband experiencing pain behind knee.And humstring tendons feels to tender.What can it be and what to do to treat this condition?

Strain/sprain: It is likely a strain or sprain with possible tendon tear. Inadequate stretching before strenuous exercise or some type of fall may have caused some damage. If there isn't significant swelling and bruising, he should follow the r.I.C.E protocol. Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Ice 10 minutes several times a day and can wrap with ace bandage. ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee 2 months ago. Still feels tight behind knee and sore, especially after doing activity. What could be going on?

Hyperextended knee 2 months ago. Still feels tight behind knee and sore, especially after doing activity. What could be going on?

Chronic tear: With hyperextension, you could have partially torn a tendon, muscle, or ligament around the knee. Here is a link to potential injuries. http://www.physioadvisor.com.au/7660150/knee-pain-knee-injury-diagnosis-physioadvisor.htm I personally recommend massage therapy with physical therapy for chronic pain syndromes. If this doesn't work, you will need a more in depth evaluation. ...Read more

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The backs of my legs behind the knees has been sore for around 2 wks. I've done nothing out of the ordinary. What could be the problem? It's annoying.

The backs of my legs behind the knees has been sore for around 2 wks. I've done nothing out of the ordinary. What could be the problem? It's annoying.

Tight Hamstrings? : At your age, it could be a joint problem or muscle strain. If you are overweight, it could be due to that. Prolonged sitting or standing can cause pain. Tight hamstrings can cause pain. With no history of injury, the list is short. You should go in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My legs are very sore after sitting for a while. The back leg (behind the knees) hurts and I can't straighten my legs for a few seconds, then its fine.?

My legs are very sore after sitting for a while. The back leg (behind the knees) hurts and I can't straighten my legs for a few seconds, then its fine.?

Knee pains: This sounds like degenerative arthritis of the knees, where the inflammation feels worse after you've been sitting for a while, and slowly gets better as you walk it out. If the pain is especially intense in the back of the knee, you might want to get checked for a "baker's cyst", which could be removed. Other problems could be: torn cartilage, inflammation of the knee cap, bursitis, even a clot. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this. ...Read more

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Why does my hip and leg get sore when i lie on it for too long and why is my leg getting shootin pains behind the knee?

Why does my hip and leg get sore when i lie on it for too long and why is my leg getting shootin pains behind the knee?

Can't Answer: Too many unknowns yet... Was there an injury? Is there swelling or other problems with your leg or back? Consider seeing someone to get a full exam and discuss the full history of this problem. ...Read more

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Bent my knees&as I rose my knee felt it was about to pop. Instead of popping, I felt a sharp pain behind kneecap. Been sore for 2 days to bend?

Bent my knees&as I rose my knee felt it was about to pop. Instead of popping, I felt a sharp pain behind kneecap. Been sore for 2 days to bend?

Ortho Evaluation : Your symptoms of catching suddenly sound structural, meaning that you likely have a cartilage injury to either the undersurface of your kneecap (patella) or the opposing surface of the trochlea. A thorough orthopedic evaluation will help when the weather not you need advanced imaging beyond xrays, such as an MRI. ...Read more