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In last few days, I had pain behind my righ knee. I sit a lot due to my work but I'll try to stand and stretch frequently. What can cause that issue?

In last few days, I had pain behind my righ knee. I sit a lot due to my work but I'll try to stand and stretch frequently. What can cause that issue?

Could be a cyst: Well pain behind the knee could be many thing one of them you might be forming a cyst from over stretching your knee protect your knee with some kind of soft knee brace and take a break more frequent ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that the fluid on my knee will resolve itself? I have had fluid in there for about 8 months. My knee would give out several times a week and complete bending of the knee causes pain. But in the past 4 weeks or so, my knee rarely is

Is there a possibility that the fluid on my knee will resolve itself? I have had fluid in there for about 8 months. My knee would give out several times a week and complete bending of the knee causes pain. But in the past 4 weeks or so, my knee rarely is

I: I am so happy that you are doing better. It sounds like you have been doing all of the right things, including going to the gym and performing exercises. If the fluid is resolving then your condition may in fact resolve on its own. You may want to request a physical therapist to aid you in your exercise plan. Congratulations on your perseverance in treating your condition. ...Read more

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Why behind my right knees the inner causes pain?

Why behind my right knees the inner causes pain?

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

Joint efussion: You have a joint efussion. There are many reasons for a joint efussion. First the joint fliud has to be drained and sent out for lab diagnosis. It can be blood, diffrent types of arthritis causing it. When the diagnosois is made, the knee can be treated accordingly. ...Read more

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What causes briuse behind the knee?

What causes briuse behind the knee?

Many reasons: There could be many reasons for bruising behind the knee. Injury such as a contusion to the area, a ruptured popliteal cyst may manifest itself in the back of the knee. ...Read more

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What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

Baker's cyst: Localized swelling behind the knee is typically a baker's cyst or popliteal cyst. These cysts can arise if there is fluid within the knee joint. To treat the baker's cyst, you need to identify the cause of the fluid in the knee first. An unusual cause of swelling behind the knee is a popliteal aneurysm - a potentially worrisome problem. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to start. ...Read more

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What might be the cause for a 3-year-old kid to feel pain behind his knee at nights?

What might be the cause for a 3-year-old kid to feel pain behind his knee at nights?

At nights: Generally if the pain is at nights only and there is no swelling or redness present, it gets referred to as "growing pains". This diagnosis would only be made after an assessment with his doctor and a normal exam. ...Read more

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What's the cause behind having pain in your left knee only? Been having it since I was a little tll now, it just comes goes whenever it wants too...

Prob prior injury: You were probably very active & injured a ligament or tore cartilage in your left knee when you were younger. Now, certain factors coincide to make it hurt: overuse, fatigue, certain activities, mild re-injury. It might worsen as you age, and cross-training will be your best bet: you can run (a bit), but also bike, walk, swim, & in general avoid activities that involve repetition and high impact ...Read more

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Can a visible vein cause pain behind the knee?

Can a visible vein cause pain behind the knee?

VEIN: It can if has a clot in it or it is a dilated varicose vein. ...Read more

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What causes fluid on the knee? And how do I get rid of it?

What causes fluid on the knee? And how do I get rid of it?

Treat the cause: First see a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis as to why the fluid is forming. A number of this can cause fluid to build up in the knee. In a young, active person often an injury within the knee joint is the culprit. The underlying cause must be treated for the fluid accumulation to resolve. ...Read more

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What can cause inflammaiton on the back of the leg behind the knee?

What can cause inflammaiton on the back of the leg behind the knee?

See an orthopedist: Swelling in a leg /knee can be commonly seen from knee related problems, with or without injuries and medical causes such as poor circulation, inflammation, and constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg that can cause swelling in the calf. Go to er immediately to rule out a clot as this can be be fatal if left untreated. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Bakers Cyst: Behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses
then seek immediate care. Rarely a vascular occlusion or compartment syndrome can produce these symptoms. Even less common is this an early symptom of AIDP (in which case progressive weakness would ensue) Orthopedic injury is typically more painful ...Read more

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Does having a displacement of a meniscal root cause you to have pain behind the knee?

Does having a displacement of a meniscal root cause you to have pain behind the knee?

Yes it could: The knee joint extend to the back, any problem in the knee could could cause pain in the back of the knee. Good luck, thank you. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Popliteal cysts?: Fluid in the knee joint can result in cysts forming behind the knee. While this might be uncommon, it could relate to your symptoms. See a rheumatologist or an ortho. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthrofibrosis in the knee? What causes grinding and clicking in the knee? Can too much fluid be removed from the knee?

What is osteoarthrofibrosis in the knee? What causes grinding and clicking in the knee? Can too much fluid be removed from the knee?

Wear and tear: Osteoarthritis is due to wearing out of the knee and it's support structures. Grinding and clicking are symptoms of this process. Sometimes joint effusions ("water on the knee") develops. Removing this fluid is not harmful, and frequently helpful. ...Read more

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What might cause the medial gastrocnemius head to stick out behind the knee (and feel hard) and extend several inches? Had this for 6 months.

What might cause the medial gastrocnemius head to stick out behind the knee (and feel hard) and extend several inches? Had this for 6 months.

Could be many things: Medial gastrocnemius head strain
Chronic degenerative medial gastrocnemius tendinosis
bursa

Baker's cysts is the easiest and best diagnosis. They arise between the tendons of the medial head of the gastrocnemius and the semimembranosus muscles. They are posterior to the medial femoral condyles.
Baker's cysts usually require no treatment unless they are symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is causing a pinching pain behind leg at the bend of the knee. The pain is getting worse and cause my knee to give out. I had a tkr 1 year ago?

What is causing a pinching pain behind leg at the bend of the knee. The pain is getting worse and cause my knee to give out. I had a tkr 1 year ago?

??: You should consult your orthopedic surgeon regarding this it may not be anything significant but you should communicate it to the surgeon in the mean time try hot; cold packs and wrap the knee with plastic wrap at bed time this frequently helps. ...Read more

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The behind the knee of one leg is bigger than the other one. Assymetrical. The knee itself is not swollen. What does that mean? Causes? Is it normal?

The behind the knee of one leg is bigger than the other one. Assymetrical. The knee itself is not swollen. What does that mean? Causes? Is it normal?

Asymmetry: You will probably need to see a physician to get a better answer. In some patients we see Baker's cysts, fat deposits etc etc. We are also born with asymmetrical patterns. Best thing is to obtain a history and physical from your physician and that way she can give you her thoughts. Have a great day. ...Read more

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What causes burst veins and bruising behind your knees?

What causes burst veins and bruising behind your knees?

Age Pressure Reflux: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Irritation: This is the bodies way of trying (unsuccessfully 0 to deal with the irritation of one kind or another in the joint. ...Read more

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Cause of pain behind knee after folding or stretching left leg?

Hamstring: Pain behind the knee w/ ' stretching' your leg may be due to hamstring irritation/ injury, undiagnosed bakers' cysts, and other causes. See your md for evaluation if no improvement or go to er if pain / swelling worsen (dvt work - up). ...Read more

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I have soreness and inflamation behind both knees. What could cause this?

Sore knee: It could muscle sprain, inflamed tendon or baker's cyst. Examination would confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bone behind knee worn down and causes my leg to give way. Can anything be done?

Bone behind knee worn down and causes my leg to give way. Can anything be done?

Sound bad: This is a common way of saying you have osteoarthritis that is bad. Joint replacement is the fix. Braces can give support, cortisone can give temporary relief. ...Read more

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What would cause progressively worse knee pain that stems from behind the knee? It is painful to bend and to walk?

Baker's cyst?: Several causes of pain behind the knee. I assume no recent trauma--you may have a baker's cyst--basically a collection of joint fluid extruded outside of the joint and formed sack there behind the knee...As it enlarges, it can cause pain and reduces ability to bend the knee.
A bit clot in the back can do so as well, but you don't have other symptoms to suggest that.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I get stiffness and soreness behind my knees when sitting in my office chair or car for more than an hour. What causes this and how do I fix it?

Prolonged: Flexion and pressure on the popliteal space should not normally be a problem unless associated with prior injury, obesity, vascular insufficiency or other pathology. Try to uncover and correct these first. If none of those are in play then stretch your legs regularly to avoid. ...Read more