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Offline vetstudent

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New, need some help please!
« on: December 30, 2002, 06:24:47 AM »
Here is my problem:  About 8 yrs ago or so I twisted my knee in Tae Kwon Do.  My leg was plante and I went to kick and my knee made this really deep pop.  It hurt a little, but not a lot, and never seemed to swell a huge amount.  My knee had this minor pain/burning sensation for th next day or two, but I never got it looked at.  However, since I twisted it, it has started making this deep pop/clunk (not like when you pop your fingers, but deeper sounding) every time I bend it slightly.  I have lived with this for the past eight years cause it's never really caused pain.  Lately I have been getting up in the morning and the popping/clunking is VERY loud and annoying.  Also, my knee now seems to be clicking if I move i laterally.  I have had a couple of episodes of minor swelling.  I finally asked my doctor about it, and since I wasn't acutely painful I think he just blew me off.  He sent me to a specialist at the student health center who came in for 5 minutes tugged on my leg to check my acl, and told me I was fine and knees just do that sometimes.  My question is what to do?  I know something is not right cause it's getting worse.  Also, anyone have any idea what this would be?  Not sure if it is a ligament or meniscal injury.  Could the fact that it happened 8 years ago make it hard to diagnose?  I also work out alot so my leg is pretty strong, not sure if this might make it hard too.  Anyway, thanks for ny help, I am just super frustrated at all the doctors and feel like I am imagining things.

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Re: New, need some help please!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2002, 06:58:39 AM »
Welcome to the board.  Could be a number of things, but something aint right and don't let them tell you different. >:(  I can say with certainty that you are no imagining things.  Good luck finding a doctor who will listen.
Rich
scope to repair 2 meniscal tears (didn't help the pain]; post-patellar osteoarthritis