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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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I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

I have an uncomfortable tight burning sensation behind my left knee. Its mostly uncomfortable when leg extended but not really painful?

Baker's cyst: You may have a baker's cyst. It is best diagnosed with an ultrasound of the area. An antiinflammatory medication may be helpful until you can have your doctor evaluate this, to make sure it is nothing more serious, such as a blood clot in the deep veins. ...Read more

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Suddenly have pain in my left knee, especially on the back. Very painful when first standing up to walk, but eases up. Feels tight. Any help?

Suddenly have pain in my left knee, especially on the back. Very painful when first standing up to walk, but eases up. Feels tight. Any help?

Meniscus tear: it is painful to squat down on that knee? Do you notice any swelling behind the knee? It could be a torn meniscus. Ice and home exercises might be helpful. If you have locking, catching, or pain with squatting you might need to see your doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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Lately i've had tightness and some dull pain behind my left knee. The symptoms worsen throughout the day; first thing in the morning it's fine though.?

Lately i've had tightness and some dull pain behind my left knee. The symptoms worsen throughout the day; first thing in the morning it's fine though.?

Knee pain on standin: Pain in the back of your knee that worsens as the day goes by and resolves overnight is typically due to a bakers cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that forms in the popliteal fossa, which is a space behind your knee joint. It will cause you pain and a felling of fullness, but should not cause leg, knee or calf swelling, redness or heat. Any of those symptom need evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Good morning, My left knee have been giving me issues with some tightness around it specially when I bent it and now when I do body squats it pops ?

Good morning,
My left knee have been giving me issues with some tightness around it specially when I bent it and now when I do body squats it pops ?

Not too much: to worry about unless you have pain. It is not especially unusual to hear or feel some popping with flexion/squats usually due to tendons moving over bony aspects of the knee joint. Tightness sometimes indicates a bit of swelling with fluid causing some tension within the joint. I would back off your work out a bit for a week or two. If still having issues, consider Orthopedic/Sports Med eval:) ...Read more

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Yesterday my left knee randomly started to feel stiff & tight, it feels swollen but doesn't appear it. feels like this when walking/lying down, etc. ?

Yesterday my left knee randomly started to feel stiff & tight, it feels swollen but doesn't appear it. feels like this when walking/lying down, etc. ?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific especially if there is no history of recent injury or sprain. If you obtain no relief after resting the knee, applying cold and taking an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleve, (naproxen) consult your physician or orthopedic specialist as you could be dealing with an arthritis or some internal derangement of the knee. ...Read more

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Hello, just below my left knee cap feel like this on and off tightness. I had done calf raises the day before. What?

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