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Offline jdl5376

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Grinding knee
« on: September 21, 2005, 02:11:46 PM »
About four years ago I fell on my left knee and for about 3-4 months afterwards it was very tender. I saw a specialist who told me that it was quite common for girls my age (I was 25 at the time) to get painful knees. He said it was perfectly normal. However, I hae noticed over the past couple of years that whenever I exercise and in particualr, ski, my knee is very sore and quite uncomfortable. Over the past two months I have noticed that my knee "grinds" as I walk upstairs or if I bend it more than 45 degrees - it has become increasingly worse and noisier over the past couple of weeks. Any clues as to what this could be??

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Re: Grinding knee
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005, 02:59:24 PM »
Hello;
 It sounds like you are having the same problem as I am.  I too have fallen on my knee recently. (about 3.5 weeks ago).  This is not my first injury to my left knee as I have already had 4 knee surgeries in the past.  It sounds like you may have torn some cartlidge in there and it could be floating around and moving on you.  My best advice would be to seek out a good OS and have an MRI done to tell him exactly what is going on.  It could be something as simple as PT to fix it, or it could mean using the scope to just clean it out.  Either way, the scope is fairly easy with little pain associated with it and in most cases you are walking on it when you leave the surgery center and back to work the next day or so.
Good luck to you and keep us posted.