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What causes pain behind knee?

I have had pain in the back of my knee for several months, this pain radiates down my calf, up the back of my thigh and occasionally I have swelling in my ankle and foot. I have been doing physical therapy for 3 weeks, stretching and strengthening exercises.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
Firstly the pain under the left side of the rib cage may be due to Gastritis(Inflammation of the stomach). I advise would be to avoid spicy and greasy food. Prescribe proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole. A gastroscopy will help in the diagnosis.

Secondly it may be due to pancreatitis(Inflammation of pancreas). Stop smoking and alcohol if any. Blood tests like serum amylase and lipase will help in the diagnosis.

Thirdly kidney stones. X ray of the KUB will help in the diagnosis. Antispasmodic for pain. Increased intake of water is advised. The size and site of the stone determines whether the treatment is medical or surgical.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Hi
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After going through your query I concluded that you are having osteoarthritis of knee with probably bakers cyst. It can be better judged by clinical examination and x ray of your knee . You can get benefits from Diacerine,glucosamine and Mecobalamine. Analgesic such as ibuprofen will be helpful for pain relief.You can discuss your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then please don't hesitate to write to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. You can also write to me directly on below link:
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Wishing you good health. Take care.
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What causes pain behind knee?

Hello, Thanks for your query. Firstly the pain under the left side of the rib cage may be due to Gastritis(Inflammation of the stomach). I advise would be to avoid spicy and greasy food. Prescribe proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole. A gastroscopy will help in the diagnosis. Secondly it may be due to pancreatitis(Inflammation of pancreas). Stop smoking and alcohol if any. Blood tests like serum amylase and lipase will help in the diagnosis. Thirdly kidney stones. X ray of the KUB will help in the diagnosis. Antispasmodic for pain. Increased intake of water is advised. The size and site of the stone determines whether the treatment is medical or surgical. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care