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What causes pain down the outside of my leg when kneeling?

What causes pain down the outside of my leg when kneeling?

Iliotibial band: It is hard to be sure without an exam, but that sounds like a condition called iliotibial band syndrome. It's a large tendon that runs from the hip, down the outside of the thigh, and attaches just across the knee. It gets inflammed sometimes and causes these types of symptoms. ...Read more

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My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today. ?

My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today. ?

Knee pain: I agree with Dr. Patel. You should have him evaluated. Since he likely won't need surgery before other conservative treatments are used, it would also be fine to start with an evaluation by your Family Physician. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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When i kneel down my left knee feels like glass is in it and pain shoots down the side of my leg?

When i kneel down my left knee feels like glass  is in it and pain shoots down the side of my leg?

Pre-patellar bursiti: This sounds like pre-patellar bursitis. That's an inflammation of the tissue in front of the knee. It commonly hurts with kneeling. Would recommend ibuprofen, icing, and rest. Typically resolves with time. ...Read more

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About 3 mo. Stabbing pain deep in r. Hip down outside leg to knee very painful from standing to sitting & vice versa & walking - 59 yr. Female?

About 3 mo. Stabbing pain deep in r. Hip down outside leg to knee very painful from standing to sitting & vice versa & walking  - 59 yr. Female?

Varies: There are several possible causes, usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. The two most common causes are a sciatica (which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing pain down the leg) and a tendinitis of the hip (known as tensor fascia lata syndrome). Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

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Whenever i stand up straight after kneeling down/crouching the outside area of my leg between knee/ankle hurts. What should I do?

Whenever i stand up straight after kneeling down/crouching the outside area of my leg between knee/ankle hurts. What should I do?

Peroneal tendon : The outside of your leg is peroneal tendon. Have you had injury to the area? Is it right and left? Need a few more details. ...Read more

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Pain in leg when kneeling down, can it be a ligament problem?

Pain in leg when kneeling down, can it be a ligament problem?

Probably not: When someone kneels down the force is on the attachment point of the patellar tendon to the tibia, and to a lesser degree, the patella itself. Pain with kneeling could be irritation at the tendon attachment or possibly wear of the cartilage on the back of the patella. The treatment involves nsaids if it bothers you enough, as well as quad strengthening using a bike. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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