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Offline markydan

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knee locking, 'knocks' when freed.
« on: April 17, 2005, 11:02:27 PM »
hi folks. I went to my doc last year after putting up with painful knees for a few years,
they are not always sore. As a carer my job involves various activities where I have to bend
down. Sometimes I forget and when I go to stand back up my right knee 'locks' It is really
painful when I do stand up and if I do it slowly I can feel as if the joints are sliding over each other.
This can happen when I am sleeping and the pain is bad enough to wake me. I can go for weeks at a time and it is fine. Happens in both knees, moreso the right. Doctor prescribed Voltarol/ Diclofenac 50mg 3 x daily but don't feel as if they have made any difference - I've had to stop taking them as they make me feel sick. I am a 26 year old male, 6ft 2 weighing 9 stone (have been this weight for ages) I was tested for Rheumatoid Factor which was negative.

Now my right knee has a dull pain and has started to lock again. I should probably go to the Doctors but feel he will just prescribe another painkiller. Any ideas as to what is causing this?
Any help appreciated.

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Re: knee locking, 'knocks' when freed.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 02:08:00 AM »
Sounds similiar to some of the things I have going on (Similiar action by doctor drugging you up on diclofenac too). I am seeing an OS soon....ish.. And will tell you what he says about mine. May give an idea to what yours might be too. Funnily enough im same height too....different weight though lol

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Re: knee locking, 'knocks' when freed.
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 12:34:50 PM »

There are a number of things which could be causing this, to me, it sounds like you may well have some maltracking of your patella (when you say it feels like the joints are sliding over each other), this could also explain the knee locking up and the dull pain, when you have maltracking of the patella (when your patella doesn't sit properly in the groove), it can damage the cartilage underneath, this usually causes a dull ache and sometimes pieces of the cartilage can break off and float about in the joint causing it to lock up. If this is the case you really need to have it looked at by a knee specialist as if you continue without the proper treatment you could be damaging the cartilage further and causing arthritis. I would suggest you get yourself along to a properly qualified knee specialist and have some diagnostic tests done, ie x-ray, mri to find out exactly what the problem is. Good luck.

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