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Why do you feel pain on the back of your knee?

Here are 3 reasons why this happens.
Leg cramps: Cramps are caused due to tightness of muscles. This indicates that your muscles are working too much without being stretched. The pain is generally felt in the calf area, but sometimes you may feel the aches at the back of your knees.

Hamstring injury: Our hamstring consists of three muscles which run down from the back of our thighs. If any of these muscles are injured, it is referred to as hamstring injury. Out of the three major muscles in the hamstring is the biceps femoris muscle. If this muscle is injured then it results in pain at the back of the knee.
Baker’s cyst: A pocket of fluid that builds up in the back of the knee is known as Baker’s cyst. This often leads to swelling, stiffness and pain, making it difficult to perform everyday activities. The fluid inside the cyst is synovial fluid, which normally functions as a lubricant for the joints.

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