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Offline irishboxer77

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Is This Pain For Life ?
« on: May 01, 2005, 04:19:11 PM »
Hello, If I have a tracking problem with my kneecap can something be done or will I be in a brace forever?

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Re: Is This Pain For Life ?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2005, 04:30:22 PM »
PT, brace and taping can usually help that. If not, sometimes surgery is reccomended.
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Re: Is This Pain For Life ?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005, 01:00:16 AM »
Check out the following links for great info on this condition (called PFS or patello-femoral syndrome).  You can definitely live with this thing, and by doing special exercises, limiting high impact stuff, and keeping the muscles strong, you can hopefully forget you even have a problem.

http://www.steadman-hawkins.com/pate/overview.asp  (Go through all six pages, from Overview to Recovery to FAQ's.)

Read up on the terms and anatomy so you understand what's going on and can talk to your doctor with some knowledge:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/html/steps/knees.html

Specific info on PFS and patellar disorders:  http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/html/steps/step_05_patella/mechanics.html

Keep in mind there are lots of links inside the links I just gave you; for the last page on patellar disorders, there is a whole list of other topics down the left side of the page.

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