• 1 month ago

    Sharp zaps of pain behind knee

    Over the course of a month I've been getting sharp pains behind my right knee that are increasing in frequency. The pains range in intensity from moderate to severe and last about 1-3 seconds. They're quick "zaps" of pain. They seem to come on randomly but are definitely made worse by walking and standing. The only time I seem to be completely free of them is when I am lying down. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts regarding the possible cause of this, or if anyone has experienced something similar.

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: Sharp zaps of pain behind knee

    I'm a physical therapist, and from what I can read it could be a few things. Most logically, it is probably an impingement of your tibial nerve . Consult a local massage or physical therapist and it should be an easy one to get rid of!
      • 1 month ago
        Thanks so much for the reply. I'm seeing my GP tomorrow and will mention this to him.
      • 19 days ago
        GOOD CALL, PT! :p
  • 19 days ago

    RE: Sharp zaps of pain behind knee

    Sounds like a specific knee issue. Assuming you have no past history of knee injury (I don't know your age), it may just be a pinched tendon attachment, it may be a part of the sciatic nerve being pinched behind the knee, etc.

    See or have your doc refer you to an orthopedist or find a chiropractic orthopedist (there aren't many-you can search for one at the ABCO site (American Board.....). GL - B. Reis, D.C.