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Discussion: Knee issues

Subject: Knee issues

By: Dave S.

Written on: Thursday November 05, 2009

Message: Ok I will start off by saying that I have a dr. appt in 11 days to have him look at my knee. He is the dr. that did my acl a few years ago so I trust he will set me straight. But I want some mental peace before then...

I am having some new to me clicking and consistent popping of my knee cap when going up stairs. There is some swelling and some ache going on on the mcl side topish part of the knee. This started earlier this week and I have been icing thinking that some swelling caused the issues. Not improving.

I don't know how I did it. I twisted it a little playing hockey monday night but don't remember issues on Tuesday. Then Tuesday did my normal 7 mile run. After the run I noticed it. I swam/biked the Wednesday and did not feel like I had full strength in it. It does not feel unstable but does not feel right.

My first thought is that there was a little problem but then the run shook it loose and now maybe a floating something is in there?

Anyone with similar issues?

I am going to Dr. and will be off it for the weekend but just thought I would gather some information / other experiences.

Thanks,
...Dave

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: Lyn D.

Written on: Saturday November 07, 2009

Message: Not having your experience, but I'll throw in my two cents...
(I'm not a doctor, either, so unpack that grain of salt)

Popping and cracking is common, but when you add pain and swelling, I start worrying about the meniscus or ACL damage. There's a distant, outside chance also of a fracture, but more than likely you're experiencing an accumulation of damage that has finally tipped over into Something that Needs to be Done.

One of many sites about knee pain and symptoms is here: http://orthopedics.about.com/od/hi pknee/a/kneesymptoms.htm

Good luck. I hope the problem is minor and quickly resolved.

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: Elena S.

Written on: Sunday November 08, 2009

Message: I'm not a doctor either, but take some anti-inflammatories, and continue to ice, too early to tell if there is a "damage" just by listing of the symptoms, keep doing active recovery days, try fish oils, they really make a difference, it will likely get better on its own, but continue fish oils regardless, the doctor will probably do MRI that will show what's up, then go from there....good luck1

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: Dave S.

Written on: Sunday November 08, 2009

Message: thanks for all the info. I just returned from a wedding out of town. I didn't do any workouts for 3 days. This morning the upstairs clicking stopped. Still a little sore. I am going to do light workouts this week and see how it goes. If it feels fine the I will cancel the doctor.

Sometimes I get too impatient with injuries. A week seems to do wonders. Hopefully it continues to heal.

Many others have mentioned the fish oil, enough that I need to start listening.

Thanks again,
...Dave

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: Lyn D.

Written on: Monday November 09, 2009

Message: Glad to hear your knee's doing better. Fingers crossed it continues to improve.

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: Elena S.

Written on: Monday November 09, 2009

Message: glad to hear you r doing better, keep going!

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: andy s.

Written on: Monday November 14, 2011

Message: Check for pain on the outside of your knee just below the joint you will find a little bump called gerdy's tubricle if there is pain there and up your it band you have patellofemoral dysfunction and should see a doc or pt for exercises. If you would like to email me I can give you more advice and direction.

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: Amanda D.

Written on: Monday November 14, 2011

Message: You may want to try rolling your quad with a foam roller too. I had a similar problem with my knee, popping/clicking, and major pain - turned out to be quadricepstendonitis and some other tendonitis having to do with the knee cap. I roll the heck out of my quad with a foam roller, and it helps big time. My doc also gave me a NSAID to take for a couple weeks that really helped, and now I just have to keep up with stretching/foam rolling. Might be worth a try. You could also consult dr. google for the itis I mentioned above and see if it describes your problem. Good luck, keep us posted. Hope it's nothing too serious.

Subject: RE: Knee issues

By: Ronald F.

Written on: Monday November 14, 2011

Message: Knees do the darnedest things. I don't understand them. Just using myself as an example.
One year my knee swelled up a little from a tiny poke while working three days later I was at the hospital with my knee and entire lower leg blowing up like a ballon. Antibiotics took care of it.
Last year my knee swelled up a bit and I thought here we go again and went to a doctor. She said no it is not an infection and just drained it with needles, I thought she was nuts butshe was right and the problem was gone. I don't get it. I expected some deeper cause and issue.
For what it is worth, sometimes things get irritated and heal easily.
Good luck.

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