Here's my story --- yesterday I was standing outside & my little dog came running at me & jumped up on my leg. He's only as high as my knee standing up on his hind legs so all his force hit just below my knee. I didn't notice him coming at me so I wasn't braced for the impact. My knee went backwards (hyper-extending?) & I almost went down but was able to catch myself & remain standing.
It hurt pretty good when it happened but as the evening went on I didn't notice any more pain than usual in that knee. (note: knee was replaced 2 yrs ago & still has a lot of medial pain). During the night I kept waking up as that knee started hurting more & more. I found I was sleeping with my knee bent as that felt better.
This morning I was in a lot of pain. I stayed home from work & pretty much just sat around resting & icing that knee. This day off hasn't helped the pain in that knee at all. I have a really penetrating sharp pain right below the knee cap. Usually I have a burning, aching pain on the medial side of that knee so this pain is definitely new & pretty strong.
I know I don't have an ACL anymore due to the TKA, so I'm wondering if this could be an injury to the patellar tendon? I can move the leg ok, it just hurts bad whether I'm moving or not. I have to go to work tomorrow & will be on my feet all day so I'm wondering if anyone has any advice I can try.
I have a foam brace that I put on over an ice wrap - doesn't seem to help. I have an appointment with a new OS (#5 for me!) to look at the other problems with this knee in a couple weeks. Until then, I just need a way to keep on my feet.