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What causes terrible pain behind knee?

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Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015
Question: I have terrible pain behind my knee and I can't sit on chair it's not in a joint more on the thigh don't know who to see. It's started about 2 months ago and now again
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Visit to Orthopaedic surgeon will be helpful

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query and understand your concern.The pain behind the knee could well be due bursitis,that is inflamed and enlarge fluid filled sac.The other possible cause could be Osteoarthrosis,for this Xray is recommended.
To help you better please tell me -
1.Is there any radiating pain in leg with tingling sensation ?
2.Is there any swelling behind the knee ?
Meanwhile you may do ice fomentation,rest and take aleve as usual.
Looking forward to your reply.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Mukesh Chugh (8 minutes later)
No tingling just pain and can't sit. No swelling I was wondering could it be a blood clot or circulation problem
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It does not looks to be blood clot

Detailed Answer:
Hello
It's good to see you
Based on the discussion till now,it does not looks to be blood clot.As the common site is calf region and it is associated with warmth,redness and painful to touch.Do you have any feature ?
The most likely cause seems to be bursitis/muscular inflammation as it is associated with decreased movement.You may continue with the treatment as discussed earlier.
Hope this helps.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes terrible pain behind knee?

Brief Answer: Visit to Orthopaedic surgeon will be helpful Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for posting I have gone through your query and understand your concern.The pain behind the knee could well be due bursitis,that is inflamed and enlarge fluid filled sac.The other possible cause could be Osteoarthrosis,for this Xray is recommended. To help you better please tell me - 1.Is there any radiating pain in leg with tingling sensation ? 2.Is there any swelling behind the knee ? Meanwhile you may do ice fomentation,rest and take aleve as usual. Looking forward to your reply. Take care