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Offline hugo

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Hot knees when I go to bed?
« on: January 11, 2007, 05:00:56 AM »
My knees become a bit hot (and sometimes painful but no swelling) after a laying down in bed for a while. I'm wondering why this is happening mostly when I go to bed? It's happening regularly now, so I usually have to get out of bed take Naprosyn/Zaldiar and ice my knees just so I can go back to bed and I usually wind up sleeping late because of this.

I wish I could understand why this is happening and how I could stop it.

BTW, I was diagnosed with patellar subluxation and chondromalacia a year and half and I'm in PT awaiting surgery....

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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 03:09:37 PM »
sounds like inflammation /possibly OA - are your knees stiff in the mornings ?  What does your doctor say ?
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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 05:19:13 PM »
Can I have inflammation and not have any noticeable swelling? What does OA mean?

Yes sometimes my knees feel stiff when I wake up. Maybe because I'm 25, my doctor is dismissive most of the time. I have an appointment coming up on the 23rd but he'll probably just tell me to keep taking the meds. While the meds help a bit I can't sleep late forever.

Since the PT isn't working out for me, they decided do an anthroscopy and patellar realignment surgery, but in the meantime it's not scheduled and I'm on a waiting list. (I'm from Portugal BTW, greatest thing about my country is state subsidized health care and ridiculous waiting lists.)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2007, 05:24:12 PM by hugo »

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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 10:14:10 PM »
OA is oesteo arthritis..  it is the "wear and tear" or overuse type of joint deterioration.  You are young for OA, but chondromalacia indicates some overuse - The morning stiffness is one symptom of OA...    Xrays would show this to a certain degree.. and MRI if it is in its early stages...  can you insist on an MRI ?   I hate it when drs dismiss our complaints.. that is always my signal to find another dr..  perhaps a sports medicine specialist..  Good luck to you Hugo...
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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 12:42:19 AM »
There is always ice. 

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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 02:20:21 AM »
@kai I've had an MRI, CT scan and plenty of x-rays. The CT scan I had a year ago and revealed the patellar subluxation, signs of chondromalacia, and supposedly my kneecaps are more flat than normal and prone to subluxations or something. The MRI I had recently and it's more of the same. It shows signs that some points of my knee could have grade 3 or 4 chondromalacia. Also there is something about a discreet alteration of the crossed ligament. Don't know if this last one could mean something.

Also, I have a strong suspicion (in fact I know lol) that something is wrong with my lateral tendons or whatever is there above and below the lateral side of my kneecaps. It feels too tight and I get sudden pains, and have hard time standing or walking for extended periods of time. You probably know how some doctors are if they can't see it, to them it's probably just another patient complaining too much

I've been in PT off and on during this past year for pain relief and quad strengthening. It helps a bit, but frankly I don't think it's going to go anywhere. After a bit of bitching and complaining they have decided to put me on a waiting list for an anthroscopy and patellar realignment surgery. It looks like I might have a lateral release and some other doctor is going to look at my exams and determine the need for some procedure involving the tuberosity. I have an appointment on the 23rd hopefully I'll have a clearer idea of what they intend to do.

I've been going to these jokers :P for a bit over a year. I guess they wanted to try out PT first. Recently I've also gone elsewhere to another orthopedic doctor for a second opinion and he decided to put me on a wating list for sugery on my first consultation. I've also been to a third orthopedic doctor at a sports medicine center. He pretty much agreed with the other doctor's opinions.

In the meantime while I wait I'm trying to figure out a better way to manage my knees when I go to bed. It's been a real hassle.

@knee deep, I do ice, not a big fan of freezing my knee, but I do ice from time to time...

Thanks guys for taking your time and replying. Appreciate it.

« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 02:33:45 AM by hugo »

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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 04:52:45 AM »
I have a  kyro cuff.     -    I use it all the time now..  Since I have a hot knee.   I had a TKR a month ago.   

My Hot knee was explained as the body's reaction.    I had sever OA in that knee and never before had a hot knee.     

I would suggest if your knee is hot and you have a fever you may have some type of infection in your knee.

Your OS can always take a fluid sample.


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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2021, 09:34:56 PM »
Did you ever find out what was causing your hot knees ?

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Re: Hot knees when I go to bed?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2021, 09:39:53 PM »
Unfortunately, none of these posters have visited the forum for 10 years or are no longer a member, so you likely wonít get a reply. If you check the last post date, youíre most likely to get a response if itís been less than a year and the poster is still active :)
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