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Grinding and crunching...help!
« on: October 21, 2004, 04:20:08 PM »
Hey everyone

I have been experiencing grinding and "crunching" in my left knee for the last 5 months or so...before that I would get an occassional pop but was told this was just my ligament and nothing to worry about.

I only get the crunching when I am walking downstairs the rest of the time the knee feels fine. If I stand on my left leg and squat I can make the knee crunch. I have been running with no problems accept a slight ache but nothing I can't handle.

I am a little concerned because (as my name suggests) I snowboard and this involves lots of knee bending and whilst I don't think my knee is any less stable I don't want to get any long term damage.

I guess I have been a little afraid of going to the doctor as winter is coming and I don't want to be told to rest and avoid snowboarding...but I realise that is stupid and am looking into seeing a specialist/sports injury physio to see if they have any suggestions...before I do can anyone hazard a guess as to what my problem might be? Also if anyone could recommend a specialist in Manchester or the NW for me to see this would be great.

Any help appreciated  ;D

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Re: Grinding and crunching...help!
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2004, 06:32:47 PM »
Hey !!

Better go see a doc if you are worried. It doesn't have to be a bigger problem, maybe you can were a support/brace when snowboarding. But consult someone before that. Hope you have a lovely winter !!

hugs nettan  ::)

Ps my son are a snowboarder
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
Spinaldamage wheeler 100%.
Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.

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Re: Grinding and crunching...help!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2004, 02:04:26 PM »
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Re: Grinding and crunching...help!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2004, 05:52:09 PM »
There is a good possibility you have meniscal damage from the symptoms you have described......

Possibly a tear or fragment that is floating loose in the joint....
Either way...you should go and see a specialist and get
it looked at.

http://www.sportsmedclinic.com/credentials/index.asp


Dr Sanjiv Jari,
Hope Hospital (University of Manchester Teaching Hospital),
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Stott Lane ,
Salford,
M6 8HD,
UK .



Got to this link and you will find the site of an excellent (recommended by this site....knee surgeons link at top of page) sports injury clinic in your area.
The surgeon above is one of the noted knee specialists.

Good luck

Big bucket handle tear to lateral meniscus from sporting injury. Arthroscopy and meniscal repair carried out June 2004. sloooowwww recovery!!

2018 - torn medial meniscus in RH knee, partial extrusion. ongoing issues,

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Re: Grinding and crunching...help!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2004, 08:58:02 PM »
Cheers Andrew

I have been trying to get hold of the specialist you recommend but have been told that he does not hold a private clinic.

I am having trouble finding a knee specialist who will see me privately.

I need to get any work needed done asap as I am hoping (subject to the knee >:( ) to be snowboarding.

If anyone has seen or knows how to see Mr Javi privately please let me know!!

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2004, 10:35:31 PM »
Hi again

Im not sure if you tried this number but this specialist sports medicine clinic says that Dr Jari works there
Quote from their website
"Mr Sanjiv Jari is a Consultant Lower Limb & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Hope Hospital (University of Manchester Teaching Hospital) and at The Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic. He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at The University of Manchester."


Manchester Sport Medicine Clinic
120 Princess road
Manchester
M15 5AT

Tel: 0161 227 0027
Tax: 0161 227 0001

Give the clinic a try, if not, there are definately other good knee specialists there as it is well known in the UK for treating top sports personalities and athletes injuries....

Let me know how you get on

good luck
Big bucket handle tear to lateral meniscus from sporting injury. Arthroscopy and meniscal repair carried out June 2004. sloooowwww recovery!!

2018 - torn medial meniscus in RH knee, partial extrusion. ongoing issues,

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Re: Grinding and crunching...help!
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2004, 12:15:17 PM »
I have contacted the clinic again and they are adamant that they only have GP referrals...looks like I have a two to three week wait to see the GP now  :(

Seems strange to me that a Sports Injury Clinic is GP referral only.....I know that Manchester City Football Club run a sports injury clinic maybe I will go there (even though I am a Utd fan) :P

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2004, 06:16:23 PM »
Hey there

Its pretty much standard practice to be asked for a referral from your GP for any sports injury clinic worth going to. I'm sure the Man City one will be identical....

Dont forget that although it's private you are still going to see a surgeon there and they need a referral to treat you.

Your best off waiting a fortnight and get  a referral letter off your GP

All the best
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2018 - torn medial meniscus in RH knee, partial extrusion. ongoing issues,

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2004, 06:30:50 PM »
Cheers Andrew

I have actually managed to get a private appointment now - 160!!

I have also booked an appointment with my GP and will ask for a referral for treatment from them.....I did enquire and at the moment a GP referral can take up to 13 weeks....I am going away in December so I need to know if I have anything to worry about when snowboarding.

The weird thing is that my knee feels fine, there is no locking, no instability, no swelling and I have a full range of movement..just the grinding sound as a walk downstairs or squat...I have no problem running or skipping (just a slight ache afterwards)

Ah well if my knee is knackered at least I will have good the excellent health care system in North  America to treat me!!!  ;)















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