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   Posted 2/17/2011 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya, all.
I understand and feel the pain and swelling in the wrists and ankels (elbows...).  What I am curious about is in my knees.  While I do have pain and swelling throughout the joint in my knee, etc., the greatest source of pain for me is behind the knee, where all the nerves and tendons and such go through. 
They hurt/ache constantly like an ice cream freeze headache, and feel as though the pain just simply can't be touched -- meaning, it feels like I have to message it (which I know you're not Supposed to do b/c of the nerves) to make it feel better, but that HURTS and it doesn't touch or help the pain and no amount of stretching seems to do the trick. 
Does anyone else experience this symptom?  If so, would you mind shedding some light on what's going on physically and what you suggest to ease the pain?  I would be most grateful!  By the way, when the pain is really hieghtened, my restless leg syndrome is also off the charts.  Does that sound familiar, too?  Please advise here in Cleveland, Ohio :-)    Blessings, Ebteb
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   Posted 2/17/2011 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I don't have restless leg, but I'm about to take my knee in for an MRI to check out pretty much what you describe. From what I've read, it could be any number of things, from simple to pretty complex.
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   Posted 2/17/2011 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
A friend of mine had baker's cysts, which caused pain behind her knees.  She also had swelling there.  Can't remember what the treatment was.  For her it was associated with RA.  An internet search will bring up specifics.
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