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Pain Behind the Knee and Calf? What Causes it and how do I get help?

Deep vein thrombosis, tendonitis, muscle spasm, and a Baker's cyst are some of the reasons of discomfort below or behind the knee and calf. Although these are frequent illnesses that might cause discomfort, other medical disorders can also cause discomfort in certain areas of the legs.

When a blood clot develops in a vein in the calf, it is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). According to Mayo Clinic, this might result in symptoms such as discomfort and inflammation in this area. A pulmonary embolism, a consequence of DVT, occurs when a blood clot in the lower extremities travels to the lungs.

Baker's cysts are pockets or collections of synovial fluid that occur behind the knee. Some people suffer pain, while others do not. If the cyst ruptures, though, it can cause pain and bruising at the back of the knee and leg.

Knee sprains, infections, tendinitis, and muscular spasms are among disorders that can produce discomfort at the back of the calf or knee. Tendinitis, an inflammation of the tendons, can affect the calf muscles, for example.

Although there are a multitude of reasons that a person can have leg pain behind the knee or calf, many of them are indicative of a vascular problem and getting checked out by a Vascular Provider is the next step to alleviate the discomfort. 

 We are just a call or click away. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with PeachState Advanced Cardiac & Endovascular. We have several locations in Georgia: Newnan, Atlanta, & Griffin.

Author
Kelly Miles Current Director of Business Development & Operations at PeachState Advanced Cardiac & Endovascular- PACE. Kelly has a passion for helping others navigate the healthcare industry and ensuring quality outcomes. She lives in Newnan, GA with her husband and children.

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