How To Deal With Pain Behind The Knee?

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Good evening doctor! R nFew years ago I fell. Then there was weakness in both legs and has been operated on 3 times, and has not healed. Currently both feet have back knee conditions. How is the condition healing. R nThank you

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Hi Marwoto,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

In fact, in the medical field, there is no such thing as a "back knee." Therefore, it needs to be clarified, what is the exact condition of your knee at this time? Do you have pain that appears predominantly on the back side of the knee? Do you feel a lump on the back of your knee? Or like what? What is the mechanism of the fall that you experienced earlier until you experienced this injury?


There are many conditions that can trigger pain, especially on the back of the knee. Some examples are:

Muscle pain or cramps, can be affected by nerve damage, dehydration, infection (eg tetanus), poisoning (eg lead or mercury)
Jumper knee (patellar tendonitis), which is an injury to the tendon that connects the patella bone (kneecap) to the shin bone (tibia)
Hamstring injury (biceps femoris tendonitis)
Baker's cyst (a fluid-filled sac filled with synovial fluid that forms behind the knee)
Gastrocnemius tendonitis (calf muscle injury)
Meniscus rupture, the soft bones on the right and left sides of the knee that help stabilize and cushion the knee joint
Anterior or posterior cruciate ligeman injury
Chondromalacia (damage to the cartilage in the joint)
Arthritis (inflammation of the joints, can be due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis), and so on

Do you mean Baker's cyst?


Baker's cyst or popliteal cyst can cause sufferers to experience pain and a lump behind the knee. This condition can also cause limited movement for the sufferer, especially to bend the knee. The reason is, because there is a sac filled with joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms in the back of the knee, it can be triggered by inflammation of the joint (arthritis) or also injury to the knee that results in a cartilage tear.


Mild Baker's cysts can sometimes go away on their own without requiring special treatment. However, if the cyst is large, it may require further treatment, namely by administering drugs (for example steroids to reduce inflammation), drainage of fluids using a needle with the help of ultrasound, or physical therapy (with dressings, ice packs, and knee movement, strengthening, and stretching exercises). In some conditions, Baker's cysts that occur due to tearing of the cartilage can also be treated with surgery.


Unfortunately, you did not go into detail about the condition of your knee at this time. Therefore, it is very difficult to identify what kind of treatment can be done to treat your condition.


Therefore, try to check your complaint again with the orthopedic surgeon who treated you before. Doctors who have done a comprehensive examination will certainly know more about the conditions experienced by their patients, including the best handling to overcome their complaints. In some cases, healing of Baker's cysts does take a long time depending on the cause of the cyst. However, with disciplined and adequate therapy, these cysts can generally be treated well so that the sufferer can return to their normal activities.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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