• gertrude gertrude
    May 12, 2011
    Reason for knee pain, weak legs?
    gertrude gertrude
    May 12, 2011

    For the past month I have been experiencing pain behind my knees sometimes extending into my upper calves and into my lower thighs. Also I have random leg weakness. I have had several nerve tests done and they didn't find anything out of the ordinary. It's starting to make me nervous as this has been going on for a month and a half. I have not exercised and have not had any injuries. The best way to describe the pain behind my knees is like you've been bent down in a catchers position for a long time and how your legs feel when you stand up. Both legs are affected. Any suggestions are helpful!! Thank you



  • Cort
    Health Guide
    May 22, 2011
    Health Guide
    May 22, 2011

    I wish I could help you - that sounds quite painful. The only thing I can suggest is to ask for a second (or third) opinion (most plans allow for that) and to keep pushing until you get an answer. Physicians are only human and they can miss things. Keep looking until you are satisfied that you've gotten an answer and a treatment plan that works. Good luck! 

    Here are some links on pain management that might be useful:

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

    Let’s Talk Pain Meds

    Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain




  • Kate February 09, 2014
    February 09, 2014

    I too have tight and painful hamstring and upper calf pain. It was thought to be part of the OA in my knees. I am working on getting Physical Therapy. Also am going to try Accupuncture. Massage helps some but is very painful. Releasing the contraction and therefore shortened muscles is the goal.

    I hope you get help and me too!

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