Is stiff back and stiff legs signs of a popliteal aneurysm?

No. Popliteal aneurysms are usually asymptomatic until they become very large (>3 CM in diameter). Symptoms at that stage may be soreness behind the knee, swelling of foot or calf, or numbness/tingling of the foot, along with an easily palpable pulse behind the knee. Popliteal aneurysms are treated once they are >2cm due to the risk of clotting not rupture.
Get evaluated. If popliteal aneurysm is ruled out, look for other causes of stiff back and legs. You may need to drink more water. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help a lot as can exercises like tai chi. Find a good practitioner in your area and look into it.
No. Popliteal aneurysms most likely are asymptomatic. They get discovered if the pulse t the bak of the knee is too strong or there is turbulent flow or a bruit preset or if there is sudden gangrene or coldness in one or several toes. A simple ultrasound with doppler may diagnose it. Other times it is found in the arterigrams while evaluating the circulation of the legs, goin & abdomen.

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What does it mean to be in popliteal aneurysm rehabilitation for two bypass leg?

Need more info. Your question does not make sense. There is no rehab for pop aneurysm. Do you mean that you have aneurysm of the bypass at the popliteal artery. If so then that needs to be repaired if greater then 1.8 cm. Read more...
Rehab. If you are in rehabilitation for bypass of a popliteal artery aneurysm, you have answered your own question. This can be a painful surgery so many people benefit from rehab. Read more...

What kind of physical rehab would be good for a leg that has had bypass due to a popliteal aneurysm?

Use it! In general, return to regular daily activity is the best rehab for fem-pop bypass patients. Attention to range of motion is important to avoid contracture, and elevation to relieve leg swelling will be very helpful. Read more...

What kind of physical rehabilitation would be good for a leg that has had a bypass due to a popliteal aneurysm?

Walking. Many times, supervised physical therapy can be helpful after surgery to build strength and balance and reduce pain. Walking or using a stationary bike can be a great way to start because they are low impact exercises which can really help with reducing swelling and increasing range of motion. Read more...

Might a popliteal aneurysm cause the upper leg to feel like it is pushing into the lower leg with general tightness in the knee and on the sides?

Possibly. Popliteal aneurysms are a dangerous condition, as most do not cause symptoms until something catastrophic occurs; typically clots form in the aneurysm & embolize to the lower leg. This leads to emergent surgery & many times even with surgery the leg will be lost to amputation. The best way to diagnose is with ultrasound. Larger ones can be appreciated on leg exam. Sometimes tightness occurs. Read more...