Pain Behind Both Knees


Asked by CKPPP

Pain Behind Both Knees

I have moderate to severe pain behind both knees, but no swelling. Sometimes the back of my thighs and calves hurt also, but that pain is mild compared to the pain behind the knees. It has been happening for about 12 to 14 days.

I have arthritis but this pain is different, like a sharp stabbing pain, and when the back of my calves and thighs are affected, it feels almost like a muscle is pulling. A few days before it started I used a Total Gym and did several leg exercises and my muscles were slightly sore for about 24 hours.

What could cause this pain?


Hi there, CKPPP --

I know this is a really old question and you've no doubt found an answer to your issue at this point, but perhaps you could come back and tell us what your doctors discovered about the source of your pain and how it was treated? I'm sure it would be very helpful to other members of our community. It sounds like muscle strain to me, or perhaps issues with the way you're standing in your shoes, but then I'm only a lay person and can't tell for certain.

Here are some links that might be helpful for you in terms of pain management in any case. Be well!

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You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.