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Offline Rajeev

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Guidance: Knee issues while getting down stairs
« on: February 04, 2018, 01:40:06 PM »
While getting down stairs, my GF gets down faster from one of her leg and gets down normally in d other leg.. she doesn’t seem to have any knee pain, no swelling.

Though she had fallen from stairs years ago but she had no pain or swelling that time.. She doesn’t want to get her knee checked as she believes she is alright...

is it just a psychological problem or does she have a knee injury...

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Re: Guidance: Knee issues while getting down stairs
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 01:50:18 PM »
Maybe it's a strength issue, most of us aren't balanced equally in terms of muscles. Or she could have tightness on one side, e.g. In her hip flexor, or a weakness somewhere

She'd be best getting assessed by a sports physio and an exercise/training programme. If there's a psychological element, a good physio will work on that too. Could be nothing to do with her knee

 Doctor clearly not needed if no symptoms
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Re: Guidance: Knee issues while getting down stairs
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 07:02:18 PM »
Thank you...

anyone in the forum is facing the same problem ??? Pls revert

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Re: Guidance: Knee issues while getting down stairs
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »
It might be a language issue, but what exactly is the issue? One leg gives way? It feels weak?

Lots of patients experience loss of confidence in their knee after an injury, especially if there is a weakness. As I said, physios are expert in helping with this by assessing the body (not just the knee) and setting a rehab programme to work on any issues
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 07:27:25 PM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
LK New MRI shows lat & medial meniscus tear & other stuff
RK MRI lat meniscus tear
8/1/15 RK Steroid jab,
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation