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Why Does It Hurt Behind My Knee
Tendon : It depends. There tendons and muscles that insert there, and you may have an injury. If it worsens or doesn't show improvement over the next several days, you can visit your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Baker's cyst: Swelling behind knee may be baker's cyst. Knee responds to injury/irritation with increased joint fluid production. Such as meniscal tear of cartilage injury. This increased joint fluid can accumulate as a cyst behind the knee which can be painful. Think of the cyst as a manifestation of problems elsewhere in the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baker's cyst: By far the most common cause for pain in this location is a benign baker's cyst. These sit between the hamstring muscle/ tendon group and the calf (gastrocsoleus) muscles. Most common cause iskneearthritis w/ a degenerative meniscus ( cartilage) tear. The tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and allow joint fluid to escape into the back of the knee and form the cyst. ...Read more
Orthopedic eval: You should see an orthopedist. A pop sound and impaired ability to bear weight are suspicious for a soft tissue injury to the ligaments or tendons in the knee. In the short term, you can ice it, elevate it, compress it with an ace wrap, and take some Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have started having intense stinging pain behind my knee...It hurts to bend it. I haven't injured myself at all recently. What is this?
Help pls..Should i seek pro. Help if behind my knee hurts wen i bend it, put pressure, and walk? Pain began several days ago.
Yes : These symptoms sound very amenable to seeing a professional, getting a prompt diagnosis, and will likely help you feel better much sooner. ...Read more
So I hurt my leg @ work picking up some boxes now I have this pain like pitching behind my knee hurts to bend or anything else I try to do I went to t?
Pain behind my knee for about month & 1/2,went to PT & X-rays but they didn't show anything & PT was no help. Hurts most when running, is it torn?
Pissible: An ultrasound may help Bakers cyst possible. At this time, it would be helpful to see orthopedist ...Read more
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