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My legs have been hurting so much, especially behind my

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My legs have been...

My legs have been hurting so much, especially behind my right knee. What is behind there on my leg that could be hurting so much It is hard to even walk.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

Not a lot of swelling although it seems to me it could be a clot of someking\d.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Mt Dad died of a heart attack.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Do you have pain only in back side of right knee?

Have you noticed swelling?

On a grade of 1 to 10 how would you rate the pain?

Age and Gender?

Any other health or medical problems ?

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear,

Thanks for staying Online.

I am posting my answer below-

Well, this can occur due to- Pinched nerves in the back

If there is Swelling or localized type pain in the back of the knee, this can be due to Popliteal cyst. It occurs due to the inflammation of popliteal bursa, located at the pit in the back of the knee.

It can also occur due to Tendonitis- It is the inflammation of the tendon in knee. Medical name for this condition is Patellar tendinitis.

This condition is treated with Ice packs, immobilization with a knee brace as needed, rest, and anti inflammatory medications.
You should take help from physical therapist. Physical therapy includes various modalities like - Short wave diathermy, Infra red , Wax therapy ,these will help you a lot.

Also exercise programs can rehabilitate the tissues in and around the involved tendon. Along with this Cortisone injections are helpful for this condition.
Your doctor can prescribe Anti-inflammatory pills along with steroid injections/ drugs to treat the condition.

Symptoms with blood clot are-

-Swelling (edema) of one leg
-Leg tenderness in one leg
-Changes in skin color (redness) in one leg
-Increased warmth in one leg.

As such, your symptoms doesn't relate with blood clot or any other serious issue.

Please consult your primary doctor for clinical checkup and get appropriate management.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
HOw do you treat a cyst in the back of your leg?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have these spots on the back of me legs that are so are miserable to the touch. COuld they be cysts and how are they treated?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
they feel like swollen glands
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
what would be the treatment for them?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
they are below the knee on the backside of upper leg
Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Sorry for delay in reply.

Well, from the description it sounds to be Baker’s (Popliteal) Cyst.

It can develop due to damage to the knee’s cartilage (meniscus). Also, other conditions that cause joint inflammation, can cause it.

Your doctor would advise MRI for diagnosis. An MRI will enable your doctor to see the cyst clearly and to determine if you have any damage to the cartilage.

The line of treatment is-

-Fluid drainage- Here doctor would insert a needle into the knee joint and may use an ultrasound to help guide the needle to the correct place. They’ll then draw the fluid from the joint.​

-Physical therapy

-Medication like- Cortisone would be injected into the joint, and the medication will flow back into the cyst.

Please see your doctor for clinical evaluation and get this issue managed.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you. It is so nice to get some answes. The Doctos I have been going to have just dismissed the problem and not offered any solutions. One doctor told me to wear orthopedic shoes. THat was her only idea.
Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

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