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pain in the back of my knee

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  • Posted By: rich watford
  • April 8, 2009
  • 07:07 AM

in july of last year i strained the ligaments in the back of my right knee and pulled my hamstring at the same time playing football.
after 2 weeks on crutches and 2 months of physio i began playing again with little to no discomfort.
however in the last 2 to 3 months i have been suffering more an more pain in the back of my knee.
sometimes its a dull constant ache other times a sharp almost crippling pain.
i can now no longer kick a ball run jump or even walk without a mixture of varying degrees of pain.
the doctor says my ligaments are all ok but has no idea what is causing the pain.
its making my day to day life a bit of a grind and football an impossibility and no one seems to know what the trouble is...

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  • Years ago I strained my leg walking up a hill and after that I started to get random shooting pain really bad at the back of my knee. Got a hospital appointment and they did a scan and said it was a cyst. Not much they can do about them unless it's really bad so was told to take ibuforen which seemed to do the trick - took a while to settle down though. Have a look at this: :)http://orthopedics.about.com/od/hipknee/a/kneesymptoms.htm
    maggiemay 68 Replies Flag this Response
  • Be sure that it's not a Baker's cyst.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies Flag this Response
  • You said you injured ligaments in the back of your knee,but there really are no ligaments there,unless you're referring to the posterior cruciate ligament.Pain in the back of the knee is usually not due to a ligament.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies Flag this Response
  • thanks for taking the time to reply maggie and rich.it was the posterior ligament that i injured but the one thing the doctor does know is that there is no ligament injury this timeso it may well be a cyst.i have finnaly been booked in with an expert for some scans next month so hopefully i will finnaly get some answers.thanks again.
    rich watford 1 Replies Flag this Response
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