The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: SuffolkPunch on August 26, 2008, 02:25:13 AM

Title: Dodgy knee
Post by: SuffolkPunch on August 26, 2008, 02:25:13 AM
Just found the website and would appreciate some insight from anyone.
My right knee has started playing up.
I am pretty active and fairly fit for a early 40's man and haven't changed my exercise regime recently.
However about 3 weeks ago my right knee has been playing up - there is no constant pain nor was there any particular "injury incident" that I can remember. The knee swelled slightly and since at times seems to have little strength, as if its "giving way". Also I've been on a couple of long haul flights where the knee stiffened up whilst I was sat down and had very little strength when getting up out of my seat. However, when keeping more active the knee seems better....but the problem doesn't seem to be getting better.

Any ideas / clues?????
Title: Re: Dodgy knee
Post by: Plumb on August 26, 2008, 02:34:07 AM
ice it if it hurts and see an os
Title: Re: Dodgy knee
Post by: SuffolkPunch on August 26, 2008, 08:35:20 AM
Well thats very helpful.
Worth a prize in the "Stating the Obvious" Comp????
Title: Re: Dodgy knee
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on August 26, 2008, 08:54:17 AM
If it has disturbed you enough to come looking for ideas in a site like this then perhaps a visit to an orthopaedic specialist is not such a bad idea. With a user name like yours, I'm assuming you are in the UK which means maybe putting yourself at the mercies of the NHS  :( :(

In the mean time, Plumb's advice to ice the knee is a good idea. Most of us here are more than familiar with the ritual of R.I.C.E. and are all aware of the need to reduce swelling at all costs. Look in any good sport's injury guide and you will see that it is always the first line of defence.

If you are in the UK and do not have private medical cover, you need to tell your GP to give you a referral to a knee specialist as soon as possible. We cannot offer anything other than wild guesses as to what maybe or may not be going on in your knee. Only a specialist who is "hands on" can give you a diagnosis and from there a pathway back to full functionality.

As I remember the Suffolk Punch is a rather large strong dray horse (having grown up on the Suffolk/Cambs border) as well as a very robust motor mower  ;D. Or are you just an Ipswich Town supporter?  ;)

Sue  ;) in southern Germany