Posterior Knee Pain

Posterior Knee Pain is pain located behind the knee.  Pain may result from several different overuse conditions including:

  • Bakers Cyst (or popliteal cyst): a buildup of synovial fluid (fluid that lubricates the joint and reduces cartilage friction)
  • Hamstring/Tendon Injury: Tear a lower Hamstring Tendon (can be the Biceps Femoris, Semi-membranosus, or Semi-tendinosus)
  • Popliteal Tendinitus: Tearing or inflammation to the Popliteal Tendon in the back of the knee.

Treatments:

  • Back of the knee compression wrap
  • Hot/Cold Therapy
  • Ice
  • Foam Rollers
  • Roller Massagers

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