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Hi everyone. (Btw I'm new to this forum).
For the past several months, I've been dealing with lingering pain in the back of BOTH legs (behind the knee). It started out gradually in my right leg, and a few weeks later, my left leg began to hurt as well. Whenever I extend my legs, I feel this persistent, aching sort of tension in the area. It's mostly fine when I'm sitting or bending my knees, but it hurts a lot when I'm standing (especially in the morning). The pain hasn't been getting significantly worse over time, but certainly isn't showing signs of improvement or recovery either.
I first went to an orthopedic doctor who gave me anti-inflammatories, but those had no effect. Eventually, I got an X-Ray and MRI, and he said everything looked normal.
After that, I went to a physical therapist, who noticed that I was flat-footed but also couldn't determine anything wrong with the area behind my knees. He gave me some general exercises to do, but none of those would alleviate my pain.
Finally, I saw a rheumatologist, who also didn't really discover anything wrong. She mentioned that I might have very mild hyperextension, but wasn't definitive about it and couldn't come up with an actual diagnosis.
I've tried various methods of stretching, foam rolling, massage, skin patches, topical creams, etc. ... but none of them have helped.
This has really been bothering me over the last few months - not only the consistent pain, but also the fact that I have no idea what this condition is. I'm a high school baseball player at risk of missing the upcoming season since it's extremely hard for me to sprint, move laterally, and pivot my legs. And this whole time, my parents have been blaming me for running up the medical bill. Whenever I complain about it, they always tell me to "just deal with it" and stop being "mentally weak."
I'd really appreciate any ideas or suggestions in regard to what the problem might be, what other kind of doctor could help, or simply how to relieve the pain.
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