There are various possible causes of posterior knee pain. This sometimes developed gradually or other times was due to sudden injuries. The following will help you pre-diagnose or determine the cause of your knee problem:
* In cases of morning stiffness to the knees with associated clicking, grinding, swelling, pain, and minimal leg movements, you’re suffering from arthritis. This occurs when there are changes in the bone of your knees that are often caused by daily wear and tear.
* If you are experiencing tightness and pain as well as swelling that looks like a small balloon, you are probably suffering from Bakers Cyst. This condition is the inflammation of the fluid fill sac at the back of your knee which was also called as the popliteal bursa. This usually develops gradually but may also be experienced due to a sudden blow behind the knee.
* If you are having instability, pain behind knee, locking, and difficulty straightening your knee, you are likely to have Meniscus or Posterior Cartilage Tear which is a tear of the cartilage lining of the joint. This develops through every day wear and tear, but can also occur with abrupt twisting of the knee.
* If there is general sharp pain at the back of your knee with abrupt movements, you most likely are encountering hamstring injury. The pain is prominent and located at the area where the tendon of the hamstring connects to the bone. This is commonly caused by injuries.
* Having general pain, bruising, swelling and giving way of knees are probable cause of knee sprain. This occurs when you overstretch or tear one of your knee’s ligaments.
Having pain to your posterior knee does not always indicate that there is a problem or injury. It is always best to seek treatment or consult your doctor for proper diagnosis.