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Stabbing pain in knee, comes and goes fast. How to get relief?

I ve experienced red hot poker knee pain (behind the knee on the rear/inside) that comes on suddenly and is extremely painful then goes away as fast as it arrives. The extreme pain is like an ice pick stabbing hot twinges lasting less than 15 seconds, then goes away with absolutely no lasting pain like it never even happened. It happened 2 times today. In the past 6 months it has happened maybe 5-6 times but the pain only was an instant hot stab lasting less than 5 seconds. Do you feel from this description it is ortho or vascular?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
To decide whether it is orthopedic, vascular, or nerve related age is the main factor. In teen age it may be due to slight dislocation, during exercises, work etc. In advanced age it may be due to cartilage decay, in old age may be due to the osteo arthritis changes probably in the starting stage.
In old age there might be some obstruction to the vessels or pressure on the nerves.
Take more of green leafy vegetables, pulses, sprouts,and
protein rich foods to prevent such changes.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jan 2014
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