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Pain behind the knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello Doctor - I am 38 yrs old. I have pain behind my right knee
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   4-6 weeks
User :   Manager, Married, 4 dependents
Doctor :   did u sustain any injury or have strain?
User :   No
User :   If I fold my knee for a few min OR if I squat for few min ...
Doctor :   ok
User :   I get severe pain and will not be able to stretch my leg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u get any xray of the same
User :   No problem with the left knee
User :   I also applied some anti inflammatory ointment, no help
Doctor :   did u get xray?
User :   No Xray was done
User :   No problem if I stand or sit on a chair for a long time
Doctor :   ok
User :   I walk for 5 km in a day
Doctor :   did u consult orthopaedician
Doctor :   for this?
User :   Not yet
User :   There is no swelling also
Doctor :   do u have pain still when u flex ur knees
Doctor :   ok
User :   Yes, slight pain while I flex.
Doctor :   i suggest u to consult orthopaedician
User :   But if I squat for 5 min and stretch my leg, I have severe pain
Doctor :   since u have this problem for over 6 weeks
User :   What could be the problem
Doctor :   clinical examine followed by MRI can tell the exact cause
Doctor :   an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage or arthritis
Doctor :   can be the cause
User :   OK
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   prepatellar bursitis also can be cause this knee problem
User :   Can MRI be done just for the knee? Like in Xray?
Doctor :   This usually results from an awkward landing after a jump or from a contact injury.
Doctor :   to know the soft tissue injury
Doctor :   we need MRI
Doctor :   Xray can reveal about fractures
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ur knee problem can just be a Hyperextended knee
Doctor :   but still i would suggest u to get evaluated since this problem is persisting and not responding
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
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