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Possible popliteus muscle injury?

Question: Possible popliteus muscle injury?

Yesterday I stepped backwards off something and think I hyperextended my left knee. I had immediate shooting, burning pain that wraps around the back of my knee and shoots up the sides when I move. It has continued all through the night and today. Ibuprofen helps some, but not totally. I'm having difficulty walking and am trying to stay off of it as much as is possible for a mom with 3 young children. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks!

Answer:

It could be. There are so.........many things it could be. I would see a Sports Med Dr. in Orthopedics. An MRI would tell you the best. Or a scope might also.