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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Q2_ on December 29, 2007, 09:35:17 PM

Title: Hi, please have a look at my knee problem
Post by: Q2_ on December 29, 2007, 09:35:17 PM
Hi, Im Alex, 23 years old, physically fit, go to the gym and do enough running around

I weigh 10 stone and 5ft11 tall (Male)


My knee problem started about 6 months ago and this thing happened very rarely but now its happening at a rate of about once a week on average.

What will happen is that i will have pressure on my left knee and it just tends to fail for no reason, I get a weird pain through it for a brief second that will paralyse my knee, im talking for about a second in length max but its horrible. has happened when no particular weight more than my own body weight is on it and Im a bit concerned. Have not seen a doctor but thought i'd ask someone on here if they recognise any of my symptoms or may even know what the problem is.


thanks for your help in advance
Title: Re: Hi, please have a look at my knee problem
Post by: GemmaLeigh on December 29, 2007, 09:44:01 PM
Hi,

It sounds a bit like you may have a loose patella. I had similar problems which have now progressed to dislocations and i am facing surgery.

I think the paralysing sensation may be if the knee cap moves slighly out of position it can jar the joint also possibly catching a nerve, which would explain the pain.

I would get this checked out by your GP and possibly ask to be referred to a specialist or a physio therapist to strengthen the muscles around the joint, this could prevent further problems or possible dislocations.

I cannot stress enough though, go get it checked out, if you leave it you could find yourself in a much worse position, facing surgery like myself and mahy others on the forum, and having to give up some of the activities that you love.

Good Luck
Title: Re: Hi, please have a look at my knee problem
Post by: kathat on December 29, 2007, 09:57:07 PM
Hi Alex, and welcome!

It sort of sounds like your problem may be a dislocating (possibly only partial) patella. Once it happens, the ligaments become loose and the patella isn't held in place as firmly and it is more likely to happen again, with increasing frequency. It may not be, but the fact that it is occurring more frequently makes it worth a visit to a knee specialist. It could also be pain that is causing the quad to fail (rather than the pain coming from the failing of the knee). The pain could be from numerous sources. Get it checked out ASAP. Some things can get worse, or become very difficult to treat, if left too long.

Good luck!

Kathy
Title: Re: Hi, please have a look at my knee problem
Post by: aksmile on December 30, 2007, 01:04:51 AM
dumb question.....

what is a "stone" equivalent to ??
Title: Re: Hi, please have a look at my knee problem
Post by: kathat on December 30, 2007, 09:16:59 AM
10 stone = 63.5kg

I just use Google when I need to convert something, or look up a medication that we don't use here, or similar. One of the problems of conversing across the world!!

Kathy
Title: Re: Hi, please have a look at my knee problem
Post by: Silkncardcrafts on December 30, 2007, 09:58:42 AM
Hi Alex,

Rather than getting it checked out by a GP I would see a sports physician as a first point of call. GPs often don't have a very good understanding of these problems. After a lot of experience I don't see a GP anymore for my knee or any joint related problems. They had no idea how to treat my patella subluxations and dislocations. My sports physician knows exactly how to treat them and what to look out for.

The sooner you get onto it the better. There's a lot you can do conservatively before having to consider surgery.

Good luck with it all.  :)
Title: Re: Hi, please have a look at my knee problem
Post by: lanageuse on December 30, 2007, 10:41:47 AM
dumb question.....

what is a "stone" equivalent to ??

That's 14 lbs- if your in the USA!