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Tightness Behind Knee And Calf
Calf cramps, tightness behind the knee, and spasms AFTER surgery? Been walking every hour during day since the surgery
5 days after arthroscopy on knees, there's tightness & pain when pressed behind right knee and calf & bruise on back of calf. Is this worrying?
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
Swelling, history: Calf pain/soreness itself fortunately does not raise concern for a blood clot. Significant swelling of 1 leg but not the other especially in the context of recent immobilization (long flight, injury requiring hospitalization/bedrest) or surgery would suggest a risk of a blood clot in the veins of the leg. History of a clotting disorder or cancer also contributes to suspicion. ...Read more
Calf cramp since yesterday. Knots and tight feeling in calf, behind knee and thigh. Could this be a dvt? Had negative d dimer 2 weeks ago.
D Dimer= not specifi: ...4 DVT gold standard is duplex doppler/ ultra sound. If leg swollen, even down 2 the foot is common, if on BCP Ur chances R higher. Talk 2 Ur provider about having this done. ...Read more
History of DVT w/vinecava filter tightness above knee w/swelling in calf and ankle itching behind the knee and aching on lovenox (enoxaparin) 120 sub Q2x day new clot?
I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?
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
Feels tight behind knee cap on lt. Leg. Feels like metal knee brace on sides of knee, and femur pushing down hard on tibia. Knee cracks when turning.
Compartment syndrome: Get an immediate orhtopedic evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
I wore tight knee high boots for 3-5 hrs. They cut off circulation. Feet went numb. Now I have pain behind my leg. Could this be DVT? I'm young&healthy.
Unlikely: In ' young & healthy ' active person to develop DVT by wearing right boots, but see your doctor if suspicious will do a doppler study and and clears your mind. ...Read more
My right calf and back on knee is tight and stiff with some pain, worse on walking after sitting?
See a doctor: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee and calf. First go to an er as you need to rule out a blood clot immediately. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee/calf. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist as well. ...Read more
Knee gets very stiff at night. Hard to straighten leg. Tight rubber band feeling. Extends down front of calf. Very painful. What is it?
Have been wearing knee brace? After prolonged use my calf gets tight and bigger. Is it the brace?
Too tight: If you leg swells under or below the brace it is too tight. ...Read more
Hello, just below my left knee cap feel like this on and off tightness. I had done calf raises the day before. What?
Patellar tendon: If in the middle just below tibia this is the area of your patellar tendon. Rest, use ice, compress with ace bandage, elevate. This is called RICE. If no improvement see MD. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain inthe back of my knee and up to my lower back. Also very tight calf. What could I have torn, or popped?
Sciatica: While a pulled muscle is certainly possible it is more likely that you're dealing with referred pain from your low back. Sciatica is a pinched nerve that will produce pain from your low back traveling down your leg and sometimes beyond your knee. See an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I fell mtn biking and smacked my knee on the ground and it was hurting but now it seems every morning when I wake up my calf is tight ans sore.
Lump below one knee, oval shape, paper clip size. Soft n moveable. No pain. Intermittent tightness in same calf. Healthy n 33.Runner for while-stopped?
Lump: It sounds like a small cyst and of no consequence and probably not related to your calf ...Read more
Knee brace too tight and after prolonged use calf feels tight and swollen? Should I get a new one?
Knee brace: Yes get a brace that is more comfortably. ...Read more
My right calf and arch are extremely tight and my knee and shin hurt a lot and I have not done anything strenuous all week what could it be?
What causes swelling along anterior shin closest to the knee? It hurt so I rubbed it, now swelling doesn't go away. Also leg/calf feels tight. Causes?
I have a lump under my left knee I noticed end of Nov. Noticed tightness in this same calf on/off. I.e. after hot bath. Lump is soft. No pain. When I'm standing or laying flat it's not visible. Worked out a lot to do sprint tri but stopped lately.?
Possible Baker cyst: Consult an orthopedic expert. These cysts are usually benign and can be drained in the office setting; however, you must be evaluated for any other possible knee lump causes. ...Read more
P. Vera. GSV reflux below knee. Tightness in posterior and sides of calf. Tightness remedied w/ elevation. Is this a circulatory issue? Get venogram?
Reflux: Such vein problems can usually be managed nonoperatively with compression stockings and leg elevation. You do not need a venogram to make Dx. Venous duplex &/or PPG in an accredited vascular laboratory can confirm venous insufficiency. Reluctance to perform venogram or venous ablation with Hx P Vera as this makes you prone to clotting which could complicate either. Follow with vascular surgeon. ...Read more
I had a right knee injury while surfing. No treatment but 1 year later the back of the knee and calf feel tight/swollen with activity. Any ideas?
Look at compensatory: Patterns from the injury (trauma vectors). If your knee is involved, it also means there's compensation going on below and above at the calf, soleus, and ankle muscles to balance this. Also above is the quads, hamstrings, hips and low back. Get a second opinion and treatment from a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist (NMM) doctor of osteopathic medicine for more answers. ...Read more
Within the last month I've developed swelling in my left calf with tight skin and tenderness just below the back of my knee. I'm 28 and cannot kneel.
Get to the doctor:
The most common cause of calf swelling on just 1 side is and venous clot or DVT.
This is serious. ...Read more
I wore a knee brace (tight) all night to help knee pain and this morning my ankle and calf are all swollen (pitting). How long till it goes away?
Hours: Remove the brace and elevate the leg. I would expect the swelling related to the brace to resolve within 4-8 hours. When re-applying the brace, make sure it is not too tight as this will increase the risk of swelling beyond the brace. ...Read more
Please help. I have this pain from my lower hip that radiates to shin and knee. Worse when sitting. No other symptoms. Scared for DVT. Calf feels tight?
It is likely that: The pain you are experiencing is from nerve compression in your back or hip. Unless you have additional reasons like trauma or infection or prolonged immobility it is unlikely you have a DVT. Regardless, if you are having this much concern you should see your health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
My knee is swollen with two protruding lumps where the incisions were infected. Now my calf is tight & sore. Why is this happening?
Evaluation: Hi, this situation calls for an evaluation, also possible blood tests and X-rays. Please go to ER for evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more
Mid-calf/Over-the-calf sock feels tight on left leg but not right leg. Circumference of legs measures the same. Can GSV reflux below knee cause this?
Evaluate stockings.: Not all stockings are the same. If you are having problems with your support hose then they should be re evaluated. Stocking should fit comfortably and, if you are having a problem, then you should have them checked and, perhaps, you may need a custom made stocking pair. The GSV reflux should not cause the tightness. ...Read more
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