Back of Knee Pain, Down Into Calf Up Into Hamstring

by Thomas

It has been about 3 months off and on.

I had been working the lower body a lot at the gym because upper body was out of action a bit (large Tear Rotator Cuff)

I did a lot of cardio and stabilization exercises for my knees, history of right broken femur when I was 17. My leg is shorter by about 1/2 inch. I am 53 now.

I have seen two different GP'S. One said maybe arthritis and fluid; the other said fluid and just to keep working it.

I can hit the treadmill for 30 minutes no problem.

If I start using the climbing machine or even today walking round Costco for 20 minutes I start limping with pain in the hamstring area and back of the knee.

If I rest it and take an anti-inflammatory it seems to be ok till the next episode?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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