Maybe plica syndrome? Just an idea to look into...
just a word of advise ... i would try to get direction if it is safe to work through the snapping / catching while trying to progress with PT ... even if the snapping is annoyingmodifying movement pattern to get around the snapping can lead to new problems ... muscles can get retrained to work differently, and end up being inhibited ... and believe me, that is not a fun problem to deal with
Hi, I am experiencing the same snapping sensation on the inside of my right knee. I had acl reconstruction surgery back in January and everything was going well until I slipped twice in the bathroom and I think ever since then I felt this unbearably annoying snapping of the tendon it feels like when I bend my knee past the 90 degree point. It doesn't hurt but it's just so darn annoying. Just wondering what did you do to decrease it? Been researching online and have found quite a number of possible causes. Thanks.
Hi All,What you have all been describing sounds similar to what I went through before a scope on my right knee back in November 2009 I had a catching sensation and pain and had my medial plica removed and fat pad trimmed and did stop the catching.Again re injured my right knee and have similar problems again and my OS did suggest try PT 1st as my muscle are very tensed up and if that fails will have a cortisone injection as I have some fluid in my right knee and the injection may reduce the swelling and break down the fluid and hopefully does the trick and can get back to competitive running once again that I am unable to do since a 3rd heavy fall onto my right knee in January 2013 on black ice.I hope the above works for me as the last thing I want is a 2nd exploratory scope as my 1st scope took 18 months to recover from and did not really help when my former Manager made me come back to work after 2 weeks post op working manually as a Greenkeeper on the Golf Course even though I had a sick note to cover me from my GP. I was bullied out of my job in the end due to bullying from the Course Manager due to having Asperger syndrome a high functioning form of Autism and glad I left the job now and can nurse my new knee injury and no longer have to worry about work and my former Course Manager.nickwclarke2013@BhamUK.
Hi ALRunner,I know that running is not good for the knees and if it something you enjoy doing then are prepared to take a few risks in order to get to a competitive level and at the peak before my fall on black ice my average running pace was under 7 minutes a mile and was running 9 miles 4 times a week and did get a bit of pain and swelling at the bottom of my right knee that expected with all the running I had been doing up until the fall. I do have PFS in both knees that's no big deal what is concerning right now is not be able to run at a good pace as soon as I try to increase my running pace get pain and discomfort at the bottom of my right knee. I am no longer work as a Greenkeeper and will do some gardening jobs while out of work looking for jobs supporting Autistic Children that looks a long way of right now but a possibility in the future.Since my scope I no longer get the catching sensation just pain and swelling towards the bottom of kneecap that can increase while kneeling squatting at times. I have had two cortisone injections so far pre op and then pre op and not sure why my right knee seems to never become right again and suppose falling 3 times on it won’t help it improve.I could not give up running altogether & my PT suggested a good pair of running shoes and custom made orthotics and have a gait analysis done and can train yourself to run in a way that will put less impact on the joints. I was also warned in advance by my PT that a car engine needs oil and once it runs dry the car engine stops and ceases up. Knee’s will also one day suddenly cease up and then need a TKR and always think positive that I will not be on of those statistics with wearing out my knees as I am only 34 and hope to have many years more of running long distance as I see people twice my age running still. I can however see where you are coming from and its good to warn me in advance.nickwclarke2013@BhamUK
Must have been hard for you to give up running and will also find this difficult to stop all together.