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What causes pain in back of the knee?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Knee pain

Knee pain, even in the back, maybe caused by several things.
Generalized arthritis can even refer to the back, BUT a Bakers cyst is common for pain in the back of the knee. Get an eval by a dr. if the pain si bad. Best wishes.

In brief: Knee pain

Knee pain, even in the back, maybe caused by several things.
Generalized arthritis can even refer to the back, BUT a Bakers cyst is common for pain in the back of the knee. Get an eval by a dr. if the pain si bad. Best wishes.
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Dr. Andrea Rodgers
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Baker's cyst

There are lots of causes for pain in the back of the knee.
The most common cause in the absence of an acute injury is arthritis or loss of cartilage. Another common cause is a popliteal cyst, also known as a Baker's cyst. A Baker's cyst is a fluid filled cyst that can cause pain, swelling and a "full" feeling behind the knee. I suggest seeing your doctor for a physical exam and x-rays.

In brief: Baker's cyst

There are lots of causes for pain in the back of the knee.
The most common cause in the absence of an acute injury is arthritis or loss of cartilage. Another common cause is a popliteal cyst, also known as a Baker's cyst. A Baker's cyst is a fluid filled cyst that can cause pain, swelling and a "full" feeling behind the knee. I suggest seeing your doctor for a physical exam and x-rays.
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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many things

Many etiologies can cause pain behind the knee, including musculoskeletal (e.
g. meniscus tear, osteoarthritis, ligamentous sprain, Baker's cyst, muscle strain), vascular (e.g. deep vein thrombosis, vascular insufficiency), neurological (e.g. sciatica, peripheral neuropathy), rheumatologic (e.g. chondrocalcinosis, crystal deposition diseases (e.g. gout, pseudogout), and infection (Reiter's disease)

In brief: Many things

Many etiologies can cause pain behind the knee, including musculoskeletal (e.
g. meniscus tear, osteoarthritis, ligamentous sprain, Baker's cyst, muscle strain), vascular (e.g. deep vein thrombosis, vascular insufficiency), neurological (e.g. sciatica, peripheral neuropathy), rheumatologic (e.g. chondrocalcinosis, crystal deposition diseases (e.g. gout, pseudogout), and infection (Reiter's disease)
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