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

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Dr. Charles Metzger
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Metzger
Dr. Charles Metzger
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It coud be muscular

Or related to some internal issue with your knee joint.
If this is causin an issue, see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and treatment plan.

In brief: It coud be muscular

Or related to some internal issue with your knee joint.
If this is causin an issue, see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and treatment plan.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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