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Why do I have a throbbing pain behind my knee?

Why do I have a throbbing pain behind my knee?

PAIN: Usualy you have pain because there is something wrong and to make you pay attention to the problem. As for a cause many possibilities some of them serious so get it checked asap( like a blood clot). ...Read more

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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Throbbing pain starting behind knee than to ankle than to hip, end of day i can barely walk it goes away by morning but starts again when after use?

Throbbing pain starting behind knee than to ankle than to hip, end of day i can barely walk it goes away by morning but starts again when after use?

Difficult to say: You are young and one would suspect that arthritis is not a factor in your case, which could explain pain that increases with usage. Did you have any injury recently or in the past? Any prior surgeries? Are you an athlete or otherwise very active? Is there swelling? As you can see, there are many other questions of value here. Following with a doctor can shed some light on your situation! ...Read more

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I have onset throbbing pain behind my knee caps and down my legs that last from 30 minutes to 6 hours ,for the past three years now. What can I do?

I have onset throbbing pain behind my knee caps and down my legs that last from 30 minutes to 6 hours ,for the past three years now. What can I do?

See your doctor : I would start by seeing your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Ask if any tests are needed, and whether it not a referral to an orthopedic or vascular surgeon would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

Several: 'burning' knee pain without any injury may be caused by tendinitis( patellar, quads, it band etc.) or from kneecap (patellofemoral) cartilage wear most commonly. See your orthopedic surgeon if your pain continues for examination. In your case patellofemoral instability can cause pain, 'popping', and a feeling of instability. Quad strengthening and bracing may be the initial treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why would I have a throbbing pain in the back of my knee?

Why would I have a throbbing pain in the back of my knee?

Baker's Cyst: Do you feel or see a lump in the back of your knee? ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in my thigh knee spain what can stop the throbbing?

Throbbing  pain  in  my thigh knee  spain what can stop the throbbing?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are the standard treatment recommendations for strains of any joint. If the pain persists, particularly if you find you have difficulty bearing weight on the leg, I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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I feel a throbbing pain on the back of my knee. Could this be something serious?

I feel a throbbing pain on the back of my knee. Could this be something serious?

Agree w/ ultrasound: This could also be a popliteal artery aneurysm, which can also be diagnosed with a good physical exam and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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My knee always hurts and limits my mobility. Been hurting for 3 years or more. It's almost like I have no cartledge. Throbbing pain?

My knee always hurts and limits my mobility. Been hurting for 3 years or more. It's almost like I have no cartledge. Throbbing pain?

B seen by ortho guy: U should b cn by an orthopedic surgeon. U r 2 young 4 an arthritic problem tho could b. A torn meniscus can present a mechanical problem in ur knee. Most orth surg can give u adx after x- rays and an xame. U owe it 2 ur self 2 find out the cause so it canb addressed early 2 avoid permanent damage 2 yr knee. ...Read more