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What are the long term effects of walking with an "arched" knee?
« on: December 29, 2005, 03:40:52 AM »
Let's say the knee have an extension of 5-10 degrees. What will be the long term consequences of walking around with such an arched knee?

For eg: Meniscus problems, etc etc

Please advise. Thanks.

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Re: What are the long term effects of walking with an "arched" knee?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005, 07:06:18 PM »
You have not explained the reasons for the decreased ROM on extension, do you also have problems with flexion?
Have you had surgery in the past?
Do you have Osteo Arthitis or RA?
Have you seen an OS for this condition?

I have Arthofibrosis in my rt. knee from repeated injury and surgeries.  My ROM is 5 degrees on extension and 95 degrees on flexion.  I do streching exercises every day on flexion but I have scar tissue built up physically in the way to get full extension.  In August I only had 90 degereese flexion so I am making a little progress. 

In my non professional non medical oppinion walking on slightly bent knee would mainly effect your gait and posture, this could lead to other problems with other joints.  If you do not keep your quads strong you may develop patello femoral issues. 

You have also not provided age information. 

This board has lots of resources available in many different areas.  If you have an idea where your problems are ie. (meniscus, Patella-femoral, soft tissue healing) you may get better advice from those forums. 

Most of us are not doctors, physical therapists, or nurses; however, we have lots of personal experience in dealing with our own or loved one's conditions.  It is interesting if you pay attention you might learn what NOT to do.  But as the Tim McGraw song says "can't tell me nothin"

Here is to you having a great knee day. 
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