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Title: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Iona_-Uk on July 12, 2003, 09:15:02 PM
just a thread to see how long we've all had knee problems, maybe when the thread gets pushed to the bottom of the forum we could see how many collective years we've spent with knee problems?
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Iona_-Uk on July 12, 2003, 09:16:03 PM
I've had pain since early 1995 (Jan) but not diagnosed until Sep 1996, still in pain.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: tazmanian_devil on July 13, 2003, 06:06:17 AM
Oh my gosh, I have this vision of adding up all the years and they total like 500 years. I have had knee problems since 1984 since my knee flew up and hit my motorcycle handlebar and I tore my left ACL so my answer is 19 years. Theresa
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Iona_-Uk on July 13, 2003, 12:50:41 PM
I can well imagine, collectively it going over 500 years, it would be good if everyone who has joined the board in the last year could add theirs but a lot of people have moved on....
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: peter783 on July 13, 2003, 04:09:33 PM
Oh crikey, mine also feels like a life time with all the pain and aches, but actaully around 6 years and getting worse, but such is life.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Jennie on July 13, 2003, 05:41:00 PM
I have had knee problems since I was about 8 years old so about 13 years but I've only started having surgeries the last 2 years after my car accident where I tore my acl,mcl and pcl and dislocated my patella.

Jennie
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: chica_2626 on July 13, 2003, 06:15:35 PM
Let's see...they started when I was ten so 7, almost 8 years.  Dang, can't believe I've been putting up with this this long!

Rachel
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: SL99 on July 13, 2003, 06:42:48 PM
I'd always had problems with my legs from being a baby, but I first started having bad knee pain when I was about 8 or 9, so you're looking at around 20 years for me really. Yikes, it's not until you look at it like that you realise how long you've suffered with the pain is it?

Interesting thread Iona and it will be interesting to see what our final total is!  :P It certainly got me thinking about things and I realised it's about 15 years since my first knee surgery and I have now been on these crutches for coming up to 4 years ( well not actually the same pair, beacuse I bent my orignal pair!  ::) )

Here's hoping that one day we can all stop adding to those years of pain.

Love and hugs....Jo
xxx
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: rhea on July 13, 2003, 07:26:26 PM
Hmm lets see...  well I've had joint pain for 18 yrs (my lifetime) but always assumed everyone else's joints felt like that too...  I've had knee problems for 7, going on 8 yrs.

Eeek... I shudder to think of what our total will be!

-rhea
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: enuff81020 on July 13, 2003, 07:26:50 PM
I had my first knee accident when I was 20, 17 years ago.  My growing pain began in 1995 before my 40th birthday after my youngest daughter was born.  I finally went to the ortho and was diagnoised in 2000 and have had all of this fun since then.

That is why I try to suggest to others to get their knees looked at early on, cause I think early interventiopn can help avoid some of these big procedures.

Sylvia
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Iona_-Uk on July 13, 2003, 09:51:01 PM
Early intervention and diagnosis is KEY, I encourage people to seek specialist advice asap, I didn't and I regret it.

The sooner you see somone who has a detailed understanding of knee problems, hopefully the sooner the pain can be sorted, it's not always the case unfortunately but in some cases it is and thats what we are aiming for.

Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Stacey on July 13, 2003, 10:00:19 PM
hmm ive had joint pain all my life but chocked it up to being a premie and didnt realize that everyone else didnt feel this way too (only know starting to realize that my HMS body is so not normal!)  My knees really started bothering me enough to finally see a dr when i was 13 or so which means it been 8 years but before that it was pain that i just didnt realize wasnt normal and had ankle and foot problems (and probably knee)  before that (since before i could walk)  

Stacey
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Emily on July 13, 2003, 10:47:20 PM
Well, the accident that I had that probably started everything will be 6 years ago tomorrow... to I really have had knee problems on and off for 6 years... I just got the knee looked into 10 months ago though, and its been a constant battle ever since.

Emily
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: AC on July 13, 2003, 11:00:27 PM
18 years (and I am only 24 now).
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: missmyknee on July 13, 2003, 11:22:13 PM
Hi Iona


I've had a knee problem for almost 3 yrs. It was caused by surgery my first OS did to repair a broken leg. My knee was perfectly healthy before surgery.

Pam
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Iona_-Uk on July 13, 2003, 11:42:12 PM
currently running at approx 132 years of pain, if possible and for ease of caluculation could you put the number of years in at the end
e.g I had XXXX done in 1995 & then XXX
Total 8 years.

Just so can can quickly punch it in the caluclator.

Depending on how many replied this thread gets, I will post up a running tally everyday.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Leentje on July 13, 2003, 11:48:53 PM
Since feb 18th 1991, then I had my 1st kneecap dislocation >:(, so for 12 years :'(

Helena
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Donna on July 14, 2003, 02:07:37 AM
Well, my knee problems started in 1988. I had my first knee surgery then and did pretty well till 2001 when my knee took a dive and has been giving me grief since then. I have had 4 more surgeries on the same knee since 2001 and still need more. Will it ever end?

Donna
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Sharon on July 14, 2003, 03:41:51 AM
My knee problems first started in 1998. Now I'm 4 surgeries later and still hoping that this last surgery will be the end of problems with my left knee-my right knee has the same problem but it doesn't really bother me so I have hope that it will stay that way. So my total number of years with knee problems is almost 6.

Sharon
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: BballJamie on July 14, 2003, 04:43:38 AM
I have had knee problems since January 14 2003. I tore my lateral miniscus in a basketball game.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: JenJen03 on July 14, 2003, 07:50:31 AM
I have had knee pain for 6 almost 7 years now.  Hopefully it will all end for everyone soon!

~Jen
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: anasta5ia on July 14, 2003, 10:59:04 AM
Well-

I first experienced severe knee pain after stepping in a flower holder at a local cemetary when I was 12.  So, that will make it 13 years for me.

-Heather G.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: SCOTT_H on July 14, 2003, 03:18:26 PM
MY DISLOCATIONS & LOCKING AT 90% STARTED IN ABOUT 1980 JR. HIGH. THE PAST YEAR IT GOT WHERE I COULD NOT WALK.

SCOTT
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Helen_uk on July 14, 2003, 11:16:18 PM
I have been having knee pain since I was about 14 15 years of age the first dislocation was at 17 and since then I have had 42 ops and awaiting one in sept this year, so all in all 21 years but in that time I have achieved an awaful lot and it hasnt been the end for me it has been the beginning of many things and the adaption in life to continue other things.
H xxx
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Natalie.D on July 15, 2003, 04:31:52 PM
My accident 22 years ago started the ball rolling with a dislocation, damaged cartlidge and torn ligaments and tendons, its just been continual fun and games since then, I'm now 35 and REALLY fed up with being in pain for so long.

Natalie.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: windbarb on July 15, 2003, 08:12:40 PM
My left knee problems started at age 10, which was 16 years ago.  My right knee flared up for about a year in there, too.

Cheers,
Barb :)
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: tazmanian_devil on July 15, 2003, 08:39:55 PM
Ok we are at 265 years of pain, keep posting, OK? Theresa
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: LA2047 on July 19, 2003, 12:31:39 AM
I feel like I'm one of the lucky ones.  Reading what all of you have dealt with makes my problems seem so tiny.

My knee problems started as the result of a motorcycle crash in 2001.  I'm mostly re-habbed now, but it'll never be near 100% again.  At least I can walk "normal" distances without too much problem, but why I bought a house with 3 floors is still a mystery to me.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Maz on July 19, 2003, 05:59:25 AM
Okey dokey,

My right knee ACL recon was in 1993 so thats 10.5 years...

Plus my tibia plateau fracture and meniscus tear on my left knee last June ... so thats another 1 year:

so am I 10.5 or 11.5? I say 11.5, since it feels like eternity!

Maz
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Renee31 on July 19, 2003, 09:50:37 AM
I have been having knee problems since 1999, at the time the OS I was seeing couldn't really find a reason for my pain and told me to live with it (in a nice way). Didn't receive a diagnosis until 8 months ago.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Maz on July 20, 2003, 04:25:42 AM
Oops,

Realised I missed a year....

1 more here,

I forgot I had my skiing accident a year before my first surgery! How was that possible?!
:o
Maz
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: ARC on July 20, 2003, 04:41:10 AM
I originally injured my knee in October, 2000, have had two knee arthroscopies with no success.  so this will be the beginning of my third year with knee issues.   oh, how I hate this.
-Kolleen
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Lizzie - UK on July 21, 2003, 03:10:29 AM
I really can't put a date on my knee problems.  I do remember having problems when I was quite young with what is know as housemaid's knee after twisting my knees when rollerskating and that's not rollerblading so it was some time ago.  

It probably was about 23 years ago or so.  

Although it really all started off badly when I first tore my medial meniscus 12 years ago. I've only recently been having major problems since December '01 when I have a fall and had multiple injuries to my joints.

Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: khaoskat on July 21, 2003, 07:49:10 AM
Hmm..trying to remember history..maybe work backwards:

February 2002 - Hurt knee skating again
May 2001 - Hurt knee just standing on it, full weight bearing
November 2001 - Hurt knee skating again
November 2000 - Hurt knee skating
November/December 1999 - Hurt knee skating, all I heard was a loud snap, and urgent care thought it was nothing.

So that makes it 3 1/2 years
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: tazmanian_devil on July 21, 2003, 07:51:17 AM
308 years, keep it up. Theresa
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Erin on July 21, 2003, 08:55:03 AM
Hey, Ive had knee problems since 1996 so thats what, 7 years and still gonig on? and then I hurt my ankle in 2002.
Erin
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Riosilia on July 21, 2003, 09:32:52 AM
Aug will be my 5 year aniversary; (that was when I had my very first patellar dislocation)  Oh joy!  Now there is a day to celebrate!  (That was sarcasm for those that didn't catch it).  

         ~Riosilia    
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: muskypike on July 29, 2003, 04:10:06 PM
Okay Theresa & Iona,

Add 1/4 of a century to your tally.  25 flippin years of lousy knee pain.  YIKES, I hope it is not genetic, my poor kids if it is.  but so far so good for them.

I would hate to see the total years.  It makes me cringe.

Ellen
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Hurdler110 on August 03, 2003, 05:13:29 AM
Hey there folkes. I have had knee problems since I was 9yrs old. Now i'm 16.......
Lets do the math : 16 - 9 = 7?
7 yrs...It did seem that long  ;D
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: dj2 on August 04, 2003, 02:17:17 AM
I'm new here, but I'd like to answer this.

L - 27 yrs, 1 surgery

R- 21 yrs, 17 surgeries.

dj
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: LA2047 on August 05, 2003, 04:44:53 PM
Quote
I'm new here, but I'd like to answer this.

L - 27 yrs, 1 surgery

R- 21 yrs, 17 surgeries.

dj


17 surgeries?!  :o On one knee??!!!  :o :o :o  Man that stinks.   :-[
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: tazmanian_devil on August 06, 2003, 09:00:05 AM
379 years is the new total, Theresa
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Pat_A.E. on August 07, 2003, 02:12:00 AM
Sept. 29, 2002, is when I fell in Italy while on holiday and shatttered my right patella.  
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: icyfx on August 09, 2003, 10:39:46 AM
I've had knee problems going on for exactly 4 years in 10 days. My 3rd. year I got so depressed that I asked my doc to cut off my leg and give me one of those new bionic legs with an ice maker built in it. His reply: I would but the insurance company said they wont pay for the ice trays. I never get a break!! :)
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: blusky_1 on August 31, 2003, 07:30:49 PM
Geez,  mine started my senior year in high school, 1990. I went to an ortho because I was having pain in my knees and hips when I was having to walk a mile a day in gym. He said I was showing early signs of arthritis and said to limit myself to upper body workouts. Funny that my current OS hasn't said a thing about arthritis and can't find anything wrong with my hips!
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Linds on September 04, 2003, 04:49:18 AM
  :-[ I have had knee problems since I was 9 years old, I just turned 23.... :o
HUGS
Linds
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Kim on September 05, 2003, 06:54:48 PM
My problems started my freshman year of high school when I had to run stadiums for soccer.  I can thank my mom for the messed up tendons.

Kim
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: lizthelounger on September 08, 2003, 01:32:28 AM
I'm such a rookie!! I just had my 1 year anniversary last july. Are we counting months...?

Liz
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: dm on September 12, 2003, 06:14:23 AM
My problems started in 2000, first op in 2001.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: CyclistAnnie on September 12, 2003, 06:37:47 AM
My knee problems don't seem as bad as other peoples' - chrondomalacia which reached its zenith last year and has decreased slightly since then, no surgery, hardly any interest by doctors in fact - I've seen two and they've both fostered the 'it'll get better on its own' approach, and to an extent that's true, except that a repetitive action over the last couple of weeks at work has made it flare up again, so much so that I can't ride my bike at all at the moment (I usually manage by taking painkillers before a ride - it doesn't deaden all pain but usually makes it bearable).

I've had the pain since my early teens, it came on slowly and I ignored it for a while because I was overweight and fairly unfit and thought it was just stiffness from underuse. It got worse and worse until last year. Hopefully I'm on the mend, now, maybe because of the support of my now-bulging thigh muscles due to all the cycling I've done in the past year in an attempt to get fit! My doctors reckoned it'll probably go away in time...but from what I've read on the Net I might suffer from it the rest of my life - the docs just don't seem to know all that much about it, or can't seem to agree on it anyway!

~Annie
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: RickyHouse on August 01, 2007, 11:44:04 PM
2 1/2 to 3 years i'd say
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Gary064 on August 01, 2007, 11:45:08 PM


Started in 1968
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: seilogramp on August 01, 2007, 11:49:41 PM
Married, 50, 1 month, Georgia USA, lefty, Aquarius, hospital systems administrator. That should cover everything, at least for now.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: stickshifty on August 02, 2007, 02:24:09 AM
Hmm I want to say three years (my anniversary of my riding accident was two weeks ago). But I remember riding over to my dad and telling him "It's my bad knee." Hmmm.... since sixth grade (BIG girl fell on me and I landed on my left knee) I guess. So that would be six year. Ho shat.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Clarinet'09 on August 02, 2007, 02:26:43 AM
Since i was 9 so *counts on fingers* nearly 7 years :P !!! Wow......thats really long.......like almost half of my life lol .
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: FindnNemo91 on August 02, 2007, 02:59:23 AM
almost 8 years!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(




jak :'(
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: kiddthekatt on August 02, 2007, 05:14:19 AM
Since high school, 35 years..........blew my knees out in sports, osteoarthritis took over, first surgery was March of this year
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: trainwreck on August 02, 2007, 05:45:46 AM
I honestly can't remember when my knees haven't hurt.  My folks talk about me being a child and crying and saying they hurt.  Glad I don't remember that back then.  At least they seem to be getting better.  No use worrying about the past I will look forward instead.  I am now 43.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: jathib on August 02, 2007, 02:52:48 PM
Since 1973, at age 15,  34 years. Have had 7 surgeries since then with the last being a PKR last December. With luck I'll get 10 years out of this before surgery #8.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: fluffysmom on August 05, 2007, 10:52:36 PM
Well, I dropped a guy across my right knee in judo class in 1986 and it swelled up like a cantaloupe.  I had no insurance, so I didn't discover the extent of the damage until 1998 when I totally blew out the ACL.  I had a skiing accident in 1991 that did in my left knee.  So, count me in at 21 years! 
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: suehaem on August 12, 2007, 03:24:30 PM
Since Jan 04 so will be 3yrs
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: sandiegosteve on August 13, 2007, 11:39:17 PM
I suppose 6 years if you don't count growing pains as a kid.

Had my first arthroscopic 5 years ago in December.  This past July I had microfracture (same knee).  Still not recovered, but I feel better than I did a month ago!
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: LF2007 on August 14, 2007, 03:56:12 AM
Well it all started since July 2006 and its been hellish since then.. Might be looking into TTT Surgery.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: garth on August 18, 2007, 06:45:21 PM
It all started for me in august 1998. Must be just about bang on 9 years now.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on August 18, 2007, 08:59:10 PM
As a teenager I had "cartilage" problems and dislocating knees. The problems reached a peak at about 18 then kind of died away. Finished my training as a Sport Teacher no probs, played semi pro National League Volleyball in the UK, France and Germany - NO Knee problems!

March 1989 a kid in my ski class lost control of his skis and took me out - Right knee finished - so just over 18 years and over 20 operations to keep it in a tolerable way!

March 2006 slipped on a small piece of black ice on the pavement - took all the weight on my good left leg - result no good leg any more! 4 operations later I'm returning to work in September and will teach skiing again in December (if it snows enough ???)

So right leg 18 1/2 years
left leg 1 1/2 years

Perhaps I should go into hiding in March in the future LOL

Sue

 
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: costumer on August 25, 2007, 04:42:28 AM
All my life! Diagnosed with PFS and chondromalacia at 17, too much activity in college started up the surgeries every year to try to correct the mal-tracking. After the 4th one at age 21.. things seemed to ease up and I pretty much coasted for the next 25 years with only sometimes achey, crabby feelings. Then at 46 I tore the menisci in both knees and found out the arthritis started up in those last 6 years. Now it's all gone to heck and they're getting replaced.

      -Judy
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: brianne on August 25, 2007, 02:55:50 PM
Well ever since I was a little kid I complained of pain in my legs.  Since there was no obvious injury my parents didn't take my complaining seriously.  When I was 12 I dislocated my right knee...kneecap was out of place for 6 hours and I was given no pain meds. (ouch!)  When I was 13 I dislocated my left knee for the first time.  In High school my knees were not perfect, but they really didn't prevent me from doing that many things.

It had been years since I had dislocated either knee when I dislocated my right knee in 2002.  That was like the straw that broke the camel's back, its been downhill since then.  I have had numerous dislocations and subluxations of both my right and left knee for the past 5 years...more then I can count.

So I have had knee problems my whole life, but they got considerably worse in 2002.  Of course now they are so bad I cannot do any normal activities!

Brianne
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: sterns on August 25, 2007, 05:16:30 PM
I have been having problems since 1979. Since than I have had 10 procedures on right knee and 2 on left. You guys do the math, but it has been a long time !!

Saul
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: costumer on August 26, 2007, 03:28:15 AM
Saul - I feel for ya! My first was in the summer of '78 right between freshman & sophomore year of college. Luckily after the one every year (essentially), I got to coast for 25 years! Now it feels like catching up- personally, I'd rather let you win  ;)

             -Judy
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: tony1233 on August 26, 2007, 06:12:27 PM
wow... some of that makes my year and a half seem small. But I'll tell ya the year and a half has been painful as heck and LONGG
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: sterns on August 27, 2007, 01:44:10 AM
I have been dealing with the recent issues since July 06. I had arthroscopic in September 06 and that failed within 2 months or so. After that, my only option was TTT, as I am too young for TKR. That was in March 07 and I was pretty much house bound for about 3 months. I was finally abl to able and function [somewhat] by June. About a month or so ago, I had developed severe pains in the shin and that got worse. To the point where I was put back in a full leg cast. So now, I am probably facing 1 0r 2 more minor [I hope] procedures.


Not fun  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

Saul
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Amanda1975 on September 04, 2007, 02:20:52 PM
Always had 'growing pains' as a teenager ( at least thats what the Dr said)  More severely my pains and problems started in May 2005.  So 2 years and 3 months ( not that I am counting).

Amanda
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: faiteh on September 08, 2007, 02:57:42 AM
since 2000. had a tkr op in april 2007 :'(
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: tanyap on September 08, 2007, 06:42:00 PM
had my first dislocation at 12 years of age, knee problems since then!! Im 33 now so thats - wow - 21 YEARS!!!!

Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: flash717 on September 20, 2007, 03:25:39 AM
Mine started with pf pain in 78. I had a patellar injury (subluxation with chondral fissuring) in 84. From there it has been a scope or two every few years to keep things cleaned up. Most recently, 3 surgeries in the past 9 months. The last being a TTT/modified Fuklerson 12 days ago.
So, I guess that is 29 years, and being 43, that is a lot of time. But, one thing to consider is that I am not dealing with life threatening issues for which I am thankful!
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: subail on September 30, 2007, 05:42:15 PM
My problems started in 1966 when I was 13...first of many dislocations of my patellas....surgery at 14....godd recvery then...not so good now! :'(

Sue :-* from Canada
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: maikey on October 02, 2007, 03:54:45 PM
My first patella dislocation was in 1989 when I was in 4th grade. My first surgeries was 2 years later when my right knee dislocated and a piece of my patella was chipped off. So it's been 18 years of constant worrying and pain. Wow, that's not depressing.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: KRNeville on October 23, 2007, 09:23:20 PM
When I was 19 I was in a car accident.

I was hit by a 16 year old who had his license 2 weeks, and ran a stop sign at over 55 mph.
He apparently was showing off to the other 5 teens in the car.  >:(

So 18 years for me.

Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: julsie on November 27, 2007, 11:36:24 PM
mines started when i was 15 fell over and knocked the knee cap out. the doc said that i would grow out of it but i never did. 3 years ago i went to see a new 'knee man' and he did the knee pinning op but it didnt go well and was laid up for months hated it. then last year the other knee started so had another op done without pins they take the muscle and wrap it round the knee cap all very technical but it worked and its great.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Nikadi on December 10, 2007, 12:47:51 AM
I've had Chrondomalacia Patella since I was ten, I had a growth spurt and it screwed my knees up :( Docs said that I would grow out of it as I 'left puberty' (his terms not mine) and eight years later it's a lot worse. It got especially worse after my surgry on my right knee, in which it made the right knee very bad and through that my left knee got worse too.

I had acupuncture once a week for the past six weeks and that made it deteriorate further so I'm not having anymore of that! Haha.

I've been told that it's probably not CP anymore and am seeing a specialist on Wednesday.

And I'm also about to quit university (I'm studying childcare) as I can't do the placements anymore or walk up the stairs to my classroom :/

I suppose you'll all understand having your lives run by knee problems hm?
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: MartinsGirl on January 20, 2008, 03:14:05 PM
I've only had knee problems since July '07.  It was from a soccer injury. 
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: bleslie98 on March 08, 2008, 10:19:15 PM
It feels like forever, but in reality, probably the past 10 years.

Bev
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: helsbels on March 09, 2008, 09:36:16 PM
i fell on knee in aug 2004, had first major problem with it in april 2005, had arthroscopy in july 2005 (which was a lovely birthday present for me!) never been better since and had numerous mri's inj's and xray and lots of physio.
 have been on 2 crutches and unable to do a thing for myself since march 2007 and still no one knows what ups.

so all in all its been about 4 yrs since i did the damage and 3 yrs since i the problems started. and im sure its gonna be a long time to go yet until its fixed if it ever is as they still dont know what the problem is.

i thought i had it bad being 3-4yrs but i feel SO sorry for all youze who've been suffering for years and years.

regards
helen xxx
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: smurf1979 on March 09, 2008, 10:51:42 PM
For me 14 years. Problems for first 5/6 years then they've been ok until I had an accident at work again.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: daisygirl2 on March 10, 2008, 01:01:22 AM
I always had leg problems since birth. (more of a hip thing)

but I fell on my knee when I was 12. sooooo that would be 13 years of knee pain for me.

Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: minnimoo on March 17, 2008, 04:51:25 PM
Good grief, I feel like my knees have had all the attention over the years....

Got told I had growing pains whilst at school, (many moons ago) still did loads of sport tho.
Had heat treatment hoping it would go away.
Joined the RAF, then the real problems started. 1984
Took up Taekwondo  -   1st dislocation  1988  - Arthroscopy
Then tried skiing( wot a crazy idea)  twisted knee  1991
Another Taekwondo dislocation No. 2 - 2003 - put in full POP
TTT Feb 08

Thats my knee story so far...... 8)
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: Gary064 on March 18, 2008, 12:53:12 PM
Thats what my doc said when it all started in 1968, its growing pains!!! grrrrrrrrrr

Gary
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: mnanc on March 22, 2008, 10:11:34 PM
30 years, ever since i flew off a drop off on a motorcycle. i was 27. i feel like my whole adult life has been directed by my knee. even so, i don't hate it. the whole experience has been kind of interesting and also humbling.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: sterns on March 23, 2008, 01:07:44 AM
Mine started in or around 1978. Mostly all related to skiing accidents, but refused to listen to the surgeons  :'(. I never accepted my age and always tried to out do all of the younger ones and some my age. I guess they all now have the last laugh.
Title: Re: How long have you had knee problems
Post by: LisaV on March 29, 2008, 05:52:18 PM
For 28 years! I was 9 when it all started.