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Burning behind the knee at night?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: Arthritis/Baker cyst

Multiple causes of posterior (back of) knee pain exist but the most likely causes in a 60+ year old are degenerative diseases: osteoarthritis, baker cyst, and/or 'degenerating cartilage and ligaments' .
An xray or MRI may distinguish the causes. Also other possible diagnoses are gout and rheumatioid arthritis (which can be confirmed on simple labs). Hope you are better soon!

In brief: Arthritis/Baker cyst

Multiple causes of posterior (back of) knee pain exist but the most likely causes in a 60+ year old are degenerative diseases: osteoarthritis, baker cyst, and/or 'degenerating cartilage and ligaments' .
An xray or MRI may distinguish the causes. Also other possible diagnoses are gout and rheumatioid arthritis (which can be confirmed on simple labs). Hope you are better soon!
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Interesting

The burning you feel may actually be a pinched nerve in your low back when laying down at night.
I would see your family physician regarding this.

In brief: Interesting

The burning you feel may actually be a pinched nerve in your low back when laying down at night.
I would see your family physician regarding this.
Dr. John Cheng
Dr. John Cheng
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