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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Lizzie - UK on April 05, 2003, 02:08:16 AM

Title: Why pain in my fibula?
Post by: Lizzie - UK on April 05, 2003, 02:08:16 AM
I'm getting pain in my fibula, especially if I'm laying down and have crossed over my legs at the ankle point.  I know, I know, I shouldn't cross my legs but sometimes I do it by mistake.

Does anyone else get pain in their fibula?

I also get pain in my lateral aspect of my knee - don't know why!  My pain is usually in the medial aspect, even though there is no medial meniscus in my right knee?

Of course I'm getting pain in my lumbar part of my spine.  I'm also getting pain in my right rotator cuff!

My doctor is referring me to my private OS via the NHS - he'll be in for a shock.  Should I mention my shoulder pain - as I'm being referred to him because of my knees?

Life is soooooo sweet. ;D
Title: Re: Why pain in my fibula?
Post by: Heather M. on April 05, 2003, 04:24:42 AM
Hi Lizzie.

If you are having pain in the fibula and lateral aspect of your knee, there are several possibilities.  On my 'good knee' it's a tight lateral retinaculum and IT band.  On my bad, it's a horribly tight IT band.  You might benefit from some stretches or something like that.

Like you, I've also developed lower back and hip pain.  I saw my physiologist today, and she said the low back/hip pain can also be linked to the tight IT band.  So starting Monday I'll be doing myo-fascial release and stretches for my hips.

Are you still seeing a PT?  Maybe he/she can help with this.  Check out the overuse section for a lot of great IT band threads--stretches, diagnostic tests, etc.

Heather
Title: Re: Why pain in my fibula?
Post by: Lizzie - UK on April 05, 2003, 04:30:52 AM
Heather

Thanks for your reply - I'll check that section out.

I don't have a PT at the moment - I'll have to go and see my dr to see if he can get me a script for one.

Myo-fascial release sounds painful!!

Thanks once again

Love
Lizzie