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Offline geordiemick

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Knee pain
« on: July 07, 2006, 12:24:36 PM »
Hi there, I twisted my knee skateboarding 3 weeks ago, I went to the local a&e, The nurse had a bit feel around asking if this and that hurt, She told me I must have just ruptured some fibres as there was no pain there.
 The problem Im having is that, its been 3 weeks and im still having the same problems, When I try to bend my knee to its full extent ie when im crouched down, I get a severe pain and cannot stay in that position for more than a few seconds.
  Ive been tempted to go back to hospital, just wasnt sure if im worrying over nothing.
Any help or advice would be great thanks

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Re: Knee pain
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 12:58:59 PM »

Just by feeling around a little, even if it seemed like a thorough examination at the time, doesn't allow for a diagnosis to be made. Have to tried resting your knee at all since your injury? Have you tried RICE/ Are you taking pain meds at all? What sort of pain is it and when do you notice it most?

I know it's a PITA but when you have this pain next go back to A&E. Tell them how severe it is and how it's affecting your life. They can refer you directly for physio or to a spcialist without having a 13 week wait (assuming you're in the UK).

Alternatively, go to your GP. He'll be able to refer you to an OS. You need to be sure from the start though that your OS is a knee specialist. He'll undertake a series of diagnostic and clinical testing alongside a physical examination and ask you a lot of quiestions bfore making a diagnosis.

It could be that you're right and you are worrying over nothing but it's best to get checked out if only for your own peace of mind that you've not done some serious damage.

In the meantime, are you using a knee support at all or bandage? Make sure you ice often if your knee swells, especially in the heat we've had recently.

Let us know what you decide to do. Quite honestly, if it was me I'd be pushing for a specialist opinion.

Take care,

Laura x
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13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
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Re: Knee pain
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 03:39:20 PM »

That's doesn't sound right. I agree with laura -  get another opinion. Whilst A&E nurses are great, they cannot tell if anything is seriously wrong with the muscles/ kneecap. It took many visits to my GP and a few visits to the consultant to discover that there was something up with my knee.

Let us know how you get on.


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Re: Knee pain
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2006, 04:02:56 AM »
I'd also suggest that you go and see an OS that knows knees.  I messed about with local GPs for too long as they didnt even look at my knee saying firstly that because it wasnt swollen it wasnt a serious injury, and secondly that ligament injuries take 12 weeks to heal so they werent worried about it till after then.  It turned out when I saw the OS 4 months later I'd completely ruptured the ACL and needed a recontruction.  In hindsight I should have insisted on seeing the OS sooner as I would have had the surgery sooner and been stronger in my recovery.  HAving waited for 4 months I lost lots of muscle tone in my legs even though I was still exercising.
I also had the pain in the side of my leg when crouching down..... annoying isnt it??
Torn ACL December 04
ACL Reco May 05
Cleared to return to sport May 06