swelling behind the knee
two and a half weeks ago i was stretching after some down time after surgery. I did not warm up and think i overstretched because the next day my left leg was sore and i had swelling behind my knee...no redness or bad pain and i can walk on it normal...just pain above the swelling in the hamstring and entire leg aches. a week ago was the worst of the pain...went to dr and they sent me for a doppler to rule out blood clot...it was negative...so put me on naproxen and muscle relaxer. It has been a week since and the pain is better and the swelling goes down with rest and when i walk a lot by the end of the day it is swollen again. also....the swelling area and pain above my knee is not painful to touch....no tender area....just hurst when i move certain ways or am on my feet lots...... my question is is what is causing this.....overexteded muscle, torn cartilage, bakers cyst? i am worried but the swelling goes away with rest...any advice would be helpful and thanks!!
Last edited by juliabar; 01-24-2011 at 10:33 AM.
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