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Why does my leg hurt behind my knee?

Why does my leg 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

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Can knee joint pain hurt behind my knee? Got a bulge there.

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 more

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Pain behind my knee when i sit to long. Also hurts when i try to bend it?

Pain behind my knee when i sit to long. Also hurts when i try to bend it?

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

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Inner side, behind my knee hurts so much. Is there anything you recommend?

Inner side, behind my knee hurts so much. Is there anything you recommend?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Had a pop behind my knee cap now hurts and can't put weight on it?

Had a pop behind my knee cap now hurts and can't put weight on it?

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 more

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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.

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

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I have pain behind my knee. It hurts to straighten, put pressure, lift my leg, and i'm limping. What do I need to do to alleviate this problem.

See a physician: First step is to see a doctor and establish a diagnosis. Possibilities include inflammatory arthritis, gout, infection, musculoskeletal injury, ruptured baker's cyst, blood clot, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. You may have sustained a meniscal tear or other internal derangement of the knee. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. An MRI may be helpful. ...Read more