I have had 20 years of issues with my right knee - 5 ACL repairs and it’s now good. However 16 months ago I was on a wobble board and my worst nightmare came true and I felt a twinge on the inside of my 'good' knee the left knee. After all my issues with the left knee I placed a knee support on the knee but suffered tingling and pins and needles for the next 2 months
Quite a hard to handle period of time now that my good knee was becoming a bad knee
I saw a physio who taped my knee cap which resolved the pins and needles flowing through my shin and toes and lower thigh, the Orthopaedic surgeon done an MRI which showed all ligaments and cartridge was good and that if it was that horrible nerve in the back then I would feel it on the top of the thigh - BUT top of the thigh was good so pins and needles came from knee but taping sorted out the pain
3 months later and pain disappeared
1 month later pain came back and it was worse than ever, I saw physio and taped it myself done every stretch and every exercise possible and pain disappeared for a few minutes and then came back, from one legged squats, to bike riding, to stretching to everything, nothing improved and the situation was terrible
Saw another physio for a last bit of hope, a different physio who said my thigh and calf muscles were tight in my right knee after walking mainly on that leg for 20 years due to my acl repairs on the left knee i stretched and stretched again and again and the knee cap felt better for minutes and then went back to grating - phsyio said i need to see a foot specialists a - podiatrist - I saw the lady and she watched me walk and said that I walked with my feet going inwards and that I need supports and that this pressure was causing everything to maltract - especially the knee cap, she placed the supports in my trainers - watched me walk and said now everything looked fine, I walked and walked and everything felt - weird - good but weird.
4 days later and I can extend my knee and the grating has reduced by an estimated 75% which feels so good, walking feels so good. so for those of you that have grating knee caps then I would advise that you think about the way you walk and especially the way your feet hit the floor and roll inwards or maybe outward but someone looking at this - will be worth their weight in gold - 14 months of pain and mental torture has been reduced and improved by a podiatrist.
Please, please read the above, as after researching for months and years or weird knee pains of pins and needles in thighs and calf’s and shins and toes I believe i have been cured................i am sitting here writing this at a desk which usually causes me so much pain that I give up after a few minutes,
I hope the above is useful and helpful to many as it only takes the knee alignment or more precisely a the heel / foot alignment to be a few degrees out to twist that knee joins and cause that pain.