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Tightness In Behind My Knee
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
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.
Today I started to notice a strange on and off tingeling/ tightness behind my left knee.... No redness or warmth, not painful just a little freaky....
I'm a dancer and I have hypoextension/under extension of the knee. im tight in the muscles behind my knees, could this be the culprit?
Yes: The problem could be abnormal tightness in the hamstring muscle rather than a problem with the knee joint itself. If this is the case, a physical therapy program designed to loosen this muscle body may be the best approach. I recommend a consultation with an orthopedic specialist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?
I have a hard lump behind my knee that comes and goes it causes a big bulge at the back it can be painful when walking and feels tight what is it?
Cyst?: That is a common area for a fluid filled cyst to occur - usually in one of the the tendons of the posterior knee... Also known as a baker cyst. Should be looked at by md and evaluated -. ...Read more
I stand on a concrete floor for 3-4 hours. The backs of both legs, behind my knee feel tight, stingy. I use tensors & insoles. What more can I do?
Are you overweight?: Footwear for cushion should be checked, but venous insufficiency &a baker's cyst from chronic arthritis should be excluded, although the latter is less likely to be present behind both knees at the same time. A pcp evaluation should proceed a podiatrist footwear review to be complete. Calf stretches during your shift &a trial of thigh high support hose might also help. Lose weight if bmi >25. ...Read more