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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes severe tenderness in the back of the knee?

i have severe tenderness in the back of my knee, it throbs like a tooth ache. I try to prop my leg up to see if it would help, but when I take my knee down, it is terrible pain. then to bend my knee, it hurts even worse.it throbs above my knee also my lower portion of my knee.
Wed, 5 Jul 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello dear
Welcome to Health care magic family .
I have evaluated your query in depth .

@ This condition may be due to
- acute spasm involving tendon or ligament around knee
- nerve compression in popliteal fossa
- popliteal cyst
- others
@ Need evaluation by Orthopedic surgeon with x-ray or MRI .

Hope this will help you definitely .
Feel free to ask any future health related query anytime .
Thanks for evaluating my answer thoroughly .
Regards dear .
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