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Offline Liyah

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Pain in the back of the knee, on and off?
« on: November 30, 2008, 07:08:15 PM »

I was wondering if anybody can help me diagnose what is wrong with my knee so I can figure out how to treat it.
The pain is in the left leg's knee, in the back of the knee, on the left side.  It is not at the band (or cord) that you can feel, it is next to it on the left side (of my left knee). 
The pain only shows up when I am doing strenous activity, usually when I have hiked a mile or so and I start hiking down a really steep hill.   The pain hurts worse when I bend the knee and the pain is a sharp pain in the back of the knee every time I bend the knee when it is acting up.  Once the sharp pain starts I will fell it for the rest of the hike.  It will go away by the next day or the day after.  The pain doesn't feel that bad when I am hiking up hill, also, the pain will not start from hiking up hill.
The pain started May of 2008.  The pain does not show up all the time.  I can do a lot of normal walking and standing and no pain. 

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Re: Pain in the back of the knee, on and off?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 12:58:53 AM »
Hi Liyah,
Kneegeeks is a great place to come for advice and support, but one thing we can't do is diagnose knee problems. No one can do that from a simple description of symptoms and it would be unwise to trust the advice of anyone who tries. The first step in figuring out what is wrong should be getting yourself to a qualified orthopedic specialist. I know that can be an intimidating prospect, but it's the only sure way to know what's wrong and the correct way to treat the problem. You don't have to accept the treatment he/she suggests, but you should at least get it checked out.
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