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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

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Tight calf-achilles. Also feels like something hard runs along achilles-calf head. After sitting then stand, tightness behind knee and hamstring?

Tight calf-achilles. Also feels like something hard runs along achilles-calf head. After sitting then stand, tightness behind knee and hamstring?

See details: Then see an orthopedist and have the area examined. No one can answer your question without examining the calf. ...Read more

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Outside if my knee feels weak sometimes when I play basketball. No past injury. Sometimes it feels like it's too tight behind the knee as well. ?

Outside if my knee feels weak sometimes when I play basketball. No past injury. Sometimes it feels like it's too tight behind the knee as well. ?

Bakers cyst: Pain behind the knee can sometimes be a fluid collection called the bakers cyst. You could have also injured the ligaments and tendons in the region. Best to get examined by the doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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I feel tightness behind my knee and some pain in the inner side of my knee. My knee pops or cracks with each step I take. Stairs hurt near patella.

I feel tightness behind my knee and some pain in the inner side of my knee. My knee pops or cracks with each step I take.  Stairs hurt near patella.

Hard to say: It is hard to give you an answer without a proper physical exam. Possible etiologies include inflammation of the joint, bursa or tendon. Try elevating and resting the knew for a few days - if the problem persists you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a tight feeling behind my knee (posterior leg) after I sit down for a period of time and then stand up. What might be causing this?

I have a tight feeling behind my knee (posterior leg) after I sit down for a period of time and then stand up. What might be causing this?

Baker's cyst?: A Baker's or popliteal cyst is a herniation of fluid from the knee into the area behind the knee, usually due to some acute strain upon the knee with increased fluid therein. A Doppler of the leg would confirm the cyst and hopefully negate any blood clot, which is unlikely with your description. ...Read more