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What causes pain inback of knee when bending over?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Maybe Baker's Cyst

There are muscles back there that could be strained.
A baker's cyst: swelling from the knee that pops into the popliteal space in the back of the knee can cause posterior pain and also swelling. When you bend over this could be increased due to pressure. You also need to consider cartilage structures and ligaments that are part of the overall structure of the knee that can slip backward.

In brief: Maybe Baker's Cyst

There are muscles back there that could be strained.
A baker's cyst: swelling from the knee that pops into the popliteal space in the back of the knee can cause posterior pain and also swelling. When you bend over this could be increased due to pressure. You also need to consider cartilage structures and ligaments that are part of the overall structure of the knee that can slip backward.
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