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behind knee ligament pain
May 19, 2008

I am not sure how to ask my question, but here goes. Thanks for any thoughts.

I am 8 months from infection and not yet on meds. My metrics history are: CD4 698 and 799, VL 107,000 and 49,000 (Jan and May, respectively).

Over the last few weeks, I have been feeling a strange pain behind my left knee. It feels as if I am stretching hard on my ligaments, but I am not stretching. I am walking, sitting, or just standing. The pain is getting progressively worse, although at this point, I can still function well. But I can sense that it can get very bad.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Response from Dr. Henry

Pain behind the knee can be due to a wide variety of conditions (such as Baker's cyst, nerve entrapment, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis and many others) that are mostly related to non-HIV causes. KH



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