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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).

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Started with sudden throbbing pain in knee now got sharp stabbing pains in left side of body, just getting over a cold any ideas?

Started with sudden throbbing pain in knee now got sharp stabbing pains in left side of body, just getting over a cold any ideas?

See below: Symptoms seem unrelated to a cold. Pains in the "left side of the body" covers a large area. You would need to be precise. If pain is persistent or if severe best to see a physician. If you suspect the pain doesn't require urgent care consider a Virtual consultation on line at Health Tap. Http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI Get well soon.

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I have a throbbing pain from my front right thigh to my upper right knee. It's painful. I have not done any activity or if the ordinary.

I have a throbbing pain from my front right thigh to my upper right knee. It's painful. I have not done any activity or if the ordinary.

This may be: Coming from a pinched nerve in your back (Spine L4-L5 level) Try heat applied to your lower back and speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) about a possible MRI of your Lumbar Spine! Hope this helps Dr Z

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I have a throbbing pain in my right calf. It's from right below my knee to almost my ankle. It also has heat generating from it.

Get evaluated ASAP.: It's possible that you may have thrombophlebitis - a blood clot in one of the veins in your calf. This can be painful to touch, and to flex the ankle. Most concerning is the fact that a blood clot can travel up through the blood stream as the vessels get larger. But when the clot reaches the tiny vessels of the lungs, the situation can become critical. Blood thinners are used. Go to er if needed.

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Severe, shooting throbbing pain in left hip radiating into knee/calf for 7 mon. Almost unbearable when standing or walking. No pain when seated. Help!

Severe, shooting throbbing pain in left hip radiating into knee/calf for 7 mon. Almost unbearable when standing or walking. No pain when seated. Help!

Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain.

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What causes throbbing pain in the knee? Can it be swelling or a meniscus tear?

What causes throbbing pain in the knee? Can it be swelling or a meniscus tear?

Could be: Could be but could be a lot of things including teninopathy, arthritis or cartilage damage, synovitis and inflammation or sole overuse.

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Knee arthroscopy on 7-3-14. Having throbbing pain when I'm not walking. Taking 2 Percocet x4hrs. Should I be concerned?

Knee arthroscopy on 7-3-14. Having throbbing pain when I'm not walking. Taking 2 Percocet x4hrs. Should I be concerned?

Ask the surgeon: This is a question for your orthopedic surgeon. It's important after surgery to follow-up any questions or complications with the surgeon who performed the procedure

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I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

Radiculopathy: When a stable back pain started to change its nature, it is necessary to see your pcp as soon as possible since it is an indicative of nerve compression or irritation. The exact nature your condition should be evaluated by thorough history, physical examination and possibly mri. Good luck.

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