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Pain behind knee

04/09/2009

Question:

I have rheumatoid arthritis but I don`t think that is what this is. I started with pain behind one of my knees. I still have that pain but now my leg both joints and muscles in my lower leg and foot is swollen. I am at work and affraid to take off my shoe that I will not be able to get it back on for the swelling in my foot. The skin on my shin it very tight and shinny. What could this be?RA?

Answer:

I would consult with your local health care professional for a thorough evaluation of your symptoms to determine the source of your problem so you can begin a course of treatment.
Good luck!

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Janine   Oman, MS, PT/ATC Janine Oman, MS, PT/ATC
Assistant Athletic Director
Instructor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University