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Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: May be from back

Pain that follows this pattern may be coming from the spine, especially if it radiates bellow the knee.
Your doctor will need more history and a physical exam to know where the pain is coming from for sure. There are other things that can cause this pattern of pain as well.

In brief: May be from back

Pain that follows this pattern may be coming from the spine, especially if it radiates bellow the knee.
Your doctor will need more history and a physical exam to know where the pain is coming from for sure. There are other things that can cause this pattern of pain as well.
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management

In brief: Many causes

Dr. Shahbandar is correct.
When describing pain, it is best to describe the pain (sharp, burning, shooting, etc.) and add a few qualifiers such as timing, location & activities that make it worse. This could be referred pain, radiating pain, a tumor, muscular, bone, nerve entrapment, neuropathy, vascular, etc. Since there are a myriad of causes a doctors evaluation is advised.

In brief: Many causes

Dr. Shahbandar is correct.
When describing pain, it is best to describe the pain (sharp, burning, shooting, etc.) and add a few qualifiers such as timing, location & activities that make it worse. This could be referred pain, radiating pain, a tumor, muscular, bone, nerve entrapment, neuropathy, vascular, etc. Since there are a myriad of causes a doctors evaluation is advised.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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