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Offline JaronRH

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Knee popped in and out of socket?
« on: December 04, 2009, 10:05:44 PM »
Yesterday, I was stepping up onto a platform and I beleive I twisted as I put my weight on my left knee.  As a result, I managed to pop my knee in and out of joint/socket!  I could walk on it but it sure hurt... I went home and rotated ice and heat on it.

This morning, I woke up and it was stiff.  The inside has a tendor spot but is functional - just a little painful on the extreme's (not enough to require pain meds IMO).

Considering I'm 25 and this is the first time anything like this has happened - and considering that I can move/walk on it - should I wait a few days to see if it gets better?  Is a wrap or brace recommended for a few days while everything [hopefully] goes back to normal?

Thanks!

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Re: Knee popped in and out of socket?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 11:05:15 PM »
I would recommend seeing a doctor just to have the knee checked out. They'll probably take an xray and MRI to make sure you didn't damage anything else in the knee when it dislocated. A knee usually dislocates as a result of the ACL not providing support and the knee bends sideways which results in a dislocation. So, there is a chance that you damaged your ACL or another ligament in the process of the dislocation. You're best off getting this all checks out by a doctor.

In the meantime, continue icing and elevating the knee. I supporting brace may help with supporting your knee and preventing another dislocation before you manage to see a doctor.
--Left knee history--
Oct 06-injured left knee wrestling with friend
Nov06-MRI scan shows torn meniscus-No action taken by OS
June 09-knee begins popping/clicking-MRI scan shows healed meniscus but large OCD lesion
Aug 09-OCD lesion removed-microfracture surgery done

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Re: Knee popped in and out of socket?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009, 10:39:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice!  I'm waiting to hear back from my insurance company to get permission to have it checked out (i.e. covered!).  As far as the knee itself, it is doing MUCH better today!  Little to know pain when moving it!  I'm still wearing a brace just to be safe though but it's thankfully doing much better :)

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Re: Knee popped in and out of socket?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 01:13:35 PM »
The lateral side of the leg above the knee would be under stress before the joint is put under load and this is the reason why it is popping in and out and the stiffness is the knee joint the next morning  is cause by the irritation behind the knee cap and the joint. You can go to your doctor and ask "why" however in my experince they will not be able to provide you with the root cause behing your problem and will just treat the symptoms.

The knee joint like any other joint has muscle across that moves the joint and one of the biggest things that surprised me that this is not taken in to consideration. What you need to look at is to take the stress out of the muscle tissue in the hip, quad and hamstring and maybe the back of the calf. This is what’s causing your knee to give way when going down stairs because the muscle tissue is not strong because of the stress in the tissue.

You need to have the knowledge to take the stress out of that area, stretching and strengthening will not eliminate your problem, it may treat the symptom for a while but the joint will not be as it should be.  Few people are aware that there are specific techniques that can be used in elevating these issues (the issue is in the tissue!) few specialist are aware of the importance circulation plays in all health issues and disease. The importance of circulation goes unnoticed throughout diagnosed symptoms when commonsense tells you that circulation plays a major part in staying healthy.  Boosting the circulation is vital to all healing processes.

Clients are left to discover to try and work out on their own the solutions to their problems, this is why I have spent many years researching the “why” behind clients’ pain and frustrations as few professionals can provide you with the answers of “Why”. Go to any professional and continue to ask “why” until they feel uncomfortable during this process. This is why I have now developed my own techniques, that are not only bringing results that alleviate pain after many years of suffering  but at the same time I teach clients’ how to empower themselves to take responsibility of their own wellbeing. 
Gary Little International pain and injury specialist works with world class athletes’ specialising in knee and hip injuries. "If you don't know the root cause of knee deterioration the problems will always exist and you will spend a lifetime treating symptoms"(You don't know what you don't know)

 















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