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Offline trackdude526

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i need some help
« on: February 26, 2005, 04:13:12 AM »
hey well im new here and i really need some help i have ran track for six years now and i am suddenly on the sidelines watching cause of my knee i have potella femural syndrome i think thats how you spell it but any way i have had knee problem for a few years and now they gave it a name but my doctors are clueless on what to do and i really need some help i mean i was counting on a track scholorship and that is slipping away i mean i cant do things normal teens do anymore cause of my knee i cant play football with my friends i cant go to dances cause after 30 min of dancing i have to sit down cuase my knee hurts and i have a limp now it is very frusterating i mean i would really apreciate it if someone could tell me if they knew of any surgeries for what i have i would really appreciate it well i have to go now i would really like some help

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Re: i need some help
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2005, 09:09:25 AM »
I can only offer sympathy, because i don't have/know about your knee problems, but i do have a different problem in both of my knees which also prevents me from doing sport, excersising properly, and doing the same things as my friends.
Have you seen an orthapaedic specialist?
I'm sure that there must be someone who knows about patella femural syndrome, and can help you.
Have you tried this website?
http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/pfs.html

Good luck, hope you feel better soon! :)
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Re: i need some help
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2005, 09:23:05 AM »
Hi,

There is a section further down on the board about patella femoral.  The best thing to start with is the R.I.C.E. and make sure that you do this.  It really helps.  You can also take Nsaid's like Motrin, that helps with the pain and swelling. 

As you know running is very hard on your knees, maybe some PT exercises would help you - your GP can send you for a few PT sessions to teach you the correct exercises for your condition and also give you ultrasound and acupuncture treatments for the pain.

Hope you feel better soon.  ;)

Shade

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Re: i need some help
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2005, 11:36:30 AM »
I agree with Shade (since when did it just become Shade?)

PRobably a really excellent place to start would be with some Physio Therapy, you should ask for a referal from your GP.  They can work on some strengthening exercises with you that may help to aleviate some of your symptoms. Have they tried a knee brace on you. There are now some excellent patellar tracking braces out there, that might help you as well.  Running is the best isn't it? I was a  long distance runner in my childhood and early teens. Then I had to give it up. :p... hopefully you can get things sorted out so you dont' have to give it up.   I really think the best place to start is a Physio therapist. Have you been seen by a sports medicince specialist or an Orthopedic Surgeon. IF not you might want to ask your GP about refering you to one, these are the guys who know about the surgeries and who can help get you back on track ... if there is something surgical that can be done.

Best of luck, I KNOW how frustrating this is, especially when you just want to be a punk teenager... ;) Just kidding, a normal teen.I couldn't go to school dances either.. it was pretty frustrating.

Goodluck and Hugs
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Re: i need some help
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2005, 03:10:48 PM »
well to answer yalls questions i have been to a sports doctor but he just got cunfused people around here arnt to brite he gave me some excersices to do and i tried them but they didnt help and i trade orthodics for my shoes and those just hurt and i do wear a knee brace when i run i am a distance runner i was used to running like 8 miles a day now i have to stop after three and i just started to wear a knee brace all day now so i dont have to limp but still i mean it isnt fair that someone that has his whole life ahead of him is being held back cause of his knee i mean i feel like an old man sometimes cause i cant neel down it takes a while to get up and all that stuff i just dont know what else i can do but i do appreciate the simpathy from all yall

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Re: i need some help
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2005, 04:38:31 PM »
Hey Trackdude, I hear ya, but alot of people on this site are in the same position as you. :-\.. whole lives ahead of them being held back.. I'm 24 years old and I have been working and training in the horse industry since I was 18 years old and now... now I can't do that anymore and I have to re access where my whole life is going. I'm glad that you saw a sport med doc, maybe you need to get another opinion.  You need to give orthotics time to work... in most cases they will make things worse before they make them better, as they change the mechanics of your legs.  The same goes for the PT (exericises) it can take awhile for these to start making a difference. Quad strength and general muscle strength and flexibility are crucial to managing knee joints.  What kind of brace are you wearing, if it's not helping you might want to try something different, there are SO many things out there.. I really think if you want to get back to running, you need to work side by side with a Physiotherapist to design a program to rehab your knees. If you wear a brace and just stop running , stop exercising... you won't by all rights get better or improve. You really need to find a  way to manage this.  :-\ You're still young, and you have all the chances in the world to get better.

Goodluck
Linds
1997 Scope RK
2002 LR RK
2002 Scope and hematoma evac RK
2004 LR LK
May 06 Fall from Horse, partial ACL tear and meniscus injury, Tibial plateau injury
2007 Scope, Plica Excision and Debride LK
2009/2010- Possibly Ankylosing Spondylitis?

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Re: i need some help
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2005, 09:15:50 PM »
hey its me again well i really apreciate yalls help and i will try those orthodics again cause man i am willing to try anything right now my knees hurt so much i am trying to set up aa appointment with an os to get another oppinion and i am praying that he will be smarter then the others well i have to go so i hope to hear from more of you guys

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