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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

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Dr. Howard Eskanazy
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stretching needed

If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome.
Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor.

In brief: Stretching needed

If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome.
Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor.
Dr. Howard Eskanazy
Dr. Howard Eskanazy
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Arthritis, both inflammatory and degenerative, need be excluded!
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many causes that can

be narrowed in a physician evaluation which I recommend.
8/10 people will have low back pain & 90% have no identified cause resolve by 6 weeks and treated with rest, ice, heat, NSAIDs and other supportive care. But the most likely culprits in the otherwise healthy: muscle strain. an arthritis, scoliosis, stenosis, degenerative disc, herniated disc, "pinched nerve". There are hip causes as well...

In brief: Many causes that can

be narrowed in a physician evaluation which I recommend.
8/10 people will have low back pain & 90% have no identified cause resolve by 6 weeks and treated with rest, ice, heat, NSAIDs and other supportive care. But the most likely culprits in the otherwise healthy: muscle strain. an arthritis, scoliosis, stenosis, degenerative disc, herniated disc, "pinched nerve". There are hip causes as well...
Dr. Aaron Love
Dr. Aaron Love
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In brief: See a doctor

you either abuse your body, and your joints a lot, or you might have some unusual kind of arthritis for your young age.
either way see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. do not abuse your body the rental place is closed.

In brief: See a doctor

you either abuse your body, and your joints a lot, or you might have some unusual kind of arthritis for your young age.
either way see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. do not abuse your body the rental place is closed.
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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