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Posterior Knee Pain

Medical Definition: Pain associated with conditions of posterior meniscal tear,
popliteus tendonitis or lower hamstring tear. Pain may be caused by
a variety of other conditions, including peroneal or tibial nerve entrapment.

Causes:
Excessive running or any activity causing repetitive strain to the area.
Activities which include explosive leg and foot action may also cause
strain, resulting in a tear to the tendons or soft tissue.

Symptoms:

Meniscus tear - increased pain in back of knee with deep knee flexion.
Popliteus tendonitis- Pain behind knee during running.
Nerve entrapment - Tenderness and pain over entrapment region.

Recommended Treatment:
Reduce activity to promote healing. Ice to reduce any related inflammation and enhance the healing process. Wearing a compression wrap during activity may reduce stress to area. As with any orthopedic injury, see a medical professional for a complete evaluation.

Recommended Products:


Back of Knee
Compression Wrap