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What causes pain behind the knee, legs and ankle after meniscus surgery?

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: I have pain in the back of my knee, down my leg into my ankle. A couple of years ago I had meniscus surgery but was doing fine. Last Saturday, my leg began to hurt and had pain from the knee down into my ankle. Tried to wear my heels and could not. I had to put on flats. At times it feels like something is pulling.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to nerve compression

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I have studied your case and I think you might be going this pain due to nerve compression in spine. Before I advised you anything I would like to know little detail of the illness.
1.Do you have pain with tingling and numbness?
2.Do you have Diabetes?
3.Do you has back pain?
Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (10 days later)
I do not have diabetes.
I occasionally have back pain.
In 2014, I fell and my meniscus was torn. I had it repaired and it finally was feeling good.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It looks like a muscle pull

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I have studied your case. I think it is more like a muscle pull or knee synovitis. I have following suggestions for you.
1.You need to take rest, avoid squatting, cross leg sitting and stairs.
2.Hot water fomentation
3. Tablet Brufen 400 mg twice daily.
4.Volitran gel local application
I hope these steps will be helpful for you. Let me know if you want to know anything else.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain behind the knee, legs and ankle after meniscus surgery?

Brief Answer: It can be due to nerve compression Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and I think you might be going this pain due to nerve compression in spine. Before I advised you anything I would like to know little detail of the illness. 1.Do you have pain with tingling and numbness? 2.Do you have Diabetes? 3.Do you has back pain? Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. Thanks