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Pain on knees while walking. Knots of veins on the buttocks

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my wife has knots of veins in her buttocks it relieves on massagin but give a lot of p-ain while she walks pain is on her knees
Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Knots in the veins in the buttock region are suggestive of varicose veins. There are certain causes which need to be ruled out before opining on the lesion.
1.     Did she suffer from pain and swelling in the calf?
2.     How long has she had these knots?
3.     Did she sustain any trauma in that region?
4.      Does she have any pain in the lower back or in the pelvic region?
5.     Is there a swelling in and around the region?
6.     Is the knee pain worse in the evening or in the morning or is it continuous?
7.     Has she taken any medications taken for the same?
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