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Doctor insights on: Tightness Behind Knee

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Right knee tight pain stiff?

Have it evaluated: You give no age or pertinent history. How stiff or painful is it? The obvious answer is to see your doctor and obtain an exam and x ray. ...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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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

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Tight feeling sharp pain behind knee and into buttock?

Tight feeling sharp pain behind knee and into buttock?

Knee pain: Sometimes a baker cyst can cuase pain in the back of knee. Also hamstrings attach near the buttocks and eun behind knee and can cuase problems. ...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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Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Many possibilities: 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: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

I am experiencing  knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

Knee swelling: Per your age you seem to have degenerative arthritis. Try some ice, paracetamol or ibuprofen. If no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan . ...Read more

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Pain behind knee outerside, pain shooting butt to foot, burning from knee down, foot arch pain. Bad pain behind knee a few days ago after suddenmotion?

Shooting pain: sounds like "sciatica" could be due to a lumbar disc pressing on the nerve to detect this will need CT SCAN or MRI , the other possible cause is called piriformis syndrome usually after certain type of exercises stretching to far of lifting ...Read more

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Can knee joint pain hurt behind my knee? Got a bulge there.

Baker's cyst: Swelling behind knee may be baker's cyst. Knee responds to injury/irritation with increased joint fluid production. Such as meniscal tear of cartilage injury. This increased joint fluid can accumulate as a cyst behind the knee which can be painful. Think of the cyst as a manifestation of problems elsewhere in the knee. ...Read more

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Pain inner knee and sometimes i feel a knot behind that knee, no swelling ?

Knee pain: We can enumerate few differential with this symptoms, could be bursitis, meniscal or ligament injury or arthritis changes ( rare at your age), if pain does not improve within couple of weeks, consider physical exam and some xtay. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee,  no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...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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Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

See doctor: There are a number of things he can cause pain like that from knee joint problems to vascular problems. I would get into see a regular doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Right knee outside of knee towards lcl painful when running upstairs?

Need exam: You may have some iliotibial band tenderness and inflammation. You may also have some lateral patella issues it s difficult to tell without an exam most of these can be treated with ice, nsaids and rest. Sometimes physical therapy with modalities and stretching can be helpful. ...Read more

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Tightness and Pain in right knee when I bend with crackling sound ... Slight numb feeling radiating to calf muscles till foot ?

Tightness and Pain in right knee when I bend with crackling sound ... Slight numb feeling radiating to calf muscles till foot ?

Ligamentous : This sounds like something you need to have imaged and examined by a good sports med or orthopedic doctor to see what ligament and nerve compression issues you might have.i suggest you start with a clinic appointment to have a good clinical exam, which direct the type of imaging you need to fully diagnose the problem and get to the corrective therapy best ...Read more