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Knee and back pain. No tenderness or swelling. What could be wrong?

I am a 56 yr. old female, who weighs 190lbs. I have a job where I am on my feet most of the day. Over the past several months I have been having pain in the back of my right knee and into the back of my calf. I do not have any tenderness or swelling and no pain when I flex my foot. I am extremely flat footed and for that reason I wear good supportive shoes. I have noticed that when I bend my knee, such as when lying down on the couch or in indian style that seems to relieve the pain somewhat. Also I notice that after sitting for a while then getting up and walk the pain is worse again. If I continue to walk my knee cap seems to move about and feels like it is shifting side to side.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome at HCM.

It looks from your details that you are most probably having chronic compartment syndrome of your calf muscles.For this you should consult to a orthopedic doctor.You should also Take rest.Frequent breaks during work will help you.

Hope this will help you.

With best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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