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I had an ankle injury, which has gotten worse and it hurts to walk, and now my knee on the same leg is hurting. Could the knee pain be b/c the ankle?

Yes. The mechanics of walking are off with an injured ankle. It would be easy to also injure the knee in that way. Time to see a physician, xray if indicated, maybe a walking cast, at least compression bandage, crutches to take some of the weight off the leg if no walking cast perhaps, ice, rest, elevation. Exercise via swimming for now. Read more...

3yr old has occasional leg/knee pain usually in one leg going on and off for 2yrs mostly in the evening, now says finger hurts sometimes. No swelling?

Pain. It is hard to pin point the reason unless there is more extensive hisotry, including history of fevers, rashes, limping, swelling, morning stifness, mouth ulcers. It also should include family history, then examination to see if there is any heart murmurs, rashes, or swelling. Read more...
Children certainly. can have intermittent aches and pains in extremities and joints, which can be for no apparent reason.If he hasn't been evaluated by his pediatrician,he should be;the doctor may want to so some screening lab tests.You could also take him to a pediatric joint specialist(rheumatologist)or orthopedist.Also,make sure he's not imitating an adult who is saying this, especially if his workup is normal. Read more...

Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk. No recent injury. Overweight. No swelling or redness. DVT?

Possibly. Unfortunately, even the physical exam looking for a DVT is only about 50 percent accurate. So if you do have posterior knee pain and particularly swelling in the leg, you may need to be seen for an ultrasound. You could very well not have a DVT, but having one is potentially life threatening. Read more...

Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises?

Therapy. Knee pain can come from ankle instability. Therapy to strengthen the ankle as well as the knee can help. A brace or orthotic to stabilize your ankle may also be helpful. Read more...
Agree. If there is no history of trauma and no instability, catching , or locking then this may be mechanical. Therapist don't not diagnose but provide evaluation. A knee specialist can provide you with a formal diagnosis. Read more...