Pain behind knee

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by tennisenthusiast, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. tennisenthusiast

    tennisenthusiast Hall of Fame

    Jan 8, 2011
    I am experiencing pain behind knee which is not getting better since three months. Pain is localized to somewhere near posterior to knee maybe just below.

    I have appt with ortho next month but wanted to check with you if anyone has any idea what it is. Is it something bad?
  2. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

    Nov 24, 2004
    New Jersey
    Time to learn the PQRST of pain:
    P -- precipitating and relieving factors, i.e. what brings it on, what makes it better.
    Q -- quality of the pain, e.g. dull, sharp, aching, throbbing, etc.
    R -- radiation of pain, i.e. does it travel anywhere else from point of origin.
    S -- severity of the pain.
    T -- temporal factors, i.e. is it constant or intermittent, certain time of day, etc.

    This is how one learns in med school to characterize pain. If you post here that you have a pain and don't describe it in these parameters, nobody can possibly give you an intelligent response about what the pain might be due to.
  3. movdqa

    movdqa G.O.A.T.

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chondromalacia is pretty common to tennis players and runners and this is a possibility.
  4. tennisenthusiast

    tennisenthusiast Hall of Fame

    Jan 8, 2011
    Thanks Ollinger. Since I am not a doctor I do not know how to present my case :) I will try to do that from now on. PQRST!


    When I kneel down on my knees for some time and/or in yoga position where one sits on his heels and get back up that is when I can feel the pain. If I do not put weight on that knee, it feels better or if I don't kneel down it feels better. See below, positions 2, 3 and 4


    Dull pain, only when I kneel down.

    Does not radiate anywhere else, at least not until today.

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say 3 that too only when I stand back up from kneeling position.

    Not constant. Only in certain positions. Kneeling is one such position.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
  5. Chas Tennis

    Chas Tennis Legend

    Feb 17, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    I once looked up pain behind the knee. One of the causes was bursa sack. I would research bursa sacks.

    I hurt my knee a few weeks ago. It seemed to hurt on the back. No MRI but Dr said a 'classic arthritis event'. After 2 weeks of hobbling around it suddenly went back to feeling almost normal. But I know I can't run for a while.

    Search: pain back of knee

    Your YOGA position looks stressful.

    One thing that hits some people and can be overlooked, if not looked for, is Lyme disease. Sometimes the symptoms mimic arthritis I think. My niece was playing soccer and they though that she had a knee injury for months. It turned out to be Lyme disease.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
  6. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Oct 1, 2005
    Then don't do Vajrasanam from first to fourth steps if it pains :)
  7. tennisenthusiast

    tennisenthusiast Hall of Fame

    Jan 8, 2011
    stopped doing it long time ago but pain is still persisting.

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