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Sharp shooting pains in back of knee
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Sharp shooting pains in back of knee

Hi there. I am a 34 yr old Female. I am fit & healthy. Over the last 3 weeks I have been suffering excruciating shooting pains in the back of my knee. The pain just comes randomly & I cant seem to find any reason for this. Its like quick short electric shocks in the back of my knee that just usually last a few seconds. This happens several times a day. I can be walking or sitting down. The pain was so bad last night that it woke me up. The pain lasted about 30 seconds & I had to hold me leg tight as it was so painful. I have not yet been to the doctors as i feel they will just brush me off with no answers. I have no marks or swelling behind my knee, all seems well.
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Due to the sporadic nature of your symptoms it would require a formal evaluation to properly diagnose the cause for your complaints.  Many times this can be a result of muscle tightness/spasm, a cyst or nerve irritation but again would require formal evaluation.  I would suggest seeing an orthopedist first before beginning any treatments.  If you would like me to refer you to a physician in your area please let me know the region in the US you reside and I will be happy to locate one for you.

Best in Health,
JAG
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