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Offline deskmonkey

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Knee problem
« on: June 12, 2007, 05:52:56 PM »
Hello  :)

Never had problems with my knees before. Just in the last month I've noticed my left knee has started making 'scrunching' noises as I walk, usually upstairs. Also when I twist it it clicks loudly.

This isn't causing me any pain, but I do wonder if it's something to be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to get the old joint running smooth again? Or is it lost to old age (I'm only 36 eek!!)

Thanks, and have a nice day :)

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Re: Knee problem
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 06:10:18 PM »
I am new here to the site so have little knowledge to share with you about knees! But I have no doubt that there are many people on here that can and will post something for you that will shed some light on the situation!

BTW-you are not old.... :)

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Re: Knee problem
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 06:24:57 PM »
Hi

Having read your post, it is important to have your knee checked out by your Doctor - you may have to see an Orthopaedic Consultant to ensure that there is no serious damage.

Best of luck

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Offline shortyclairebear

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Re: Knee problem
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 06:32:30 PM »
hi there!!
i would recommend going to get a medical opinion just to be on the safe side.
there are so-ooo many things that can go "wrong" with knees and a medical opinion might be best to put your mind at ease and to ignore something that may be more sinister.
did anything happen before the scrunching noises started?? a trip,fall etc??
i take "Glucosamine and Chrondroitin" tablets that are meant to be very good for joint problems.if allergic to sea food though you would need to get the "none" fish version!!
pls keep me posted how you get on!!
this is an exerpt from a web page about them;

"Take Glucosamine and Chondroitin Complex to repair damaged joints.Glucosamine and Chrondroitin when taken in supplemental form, have been shown to reverse damage in joint cartilage. They have been proven effective in the treatment of Arthritis in Europe and Brazil since 1959.

This product stimulates the production of collagen and cartilage and can protect existing cartilage from premature breakdown.Glucosamine and Chondroitin Complex can help the body to heal itself and is a powerful aid in alleviating the symptoms of OsteoArthritis. Glucosamine and Chrondroitin Sulphates are two natural substances that are found in normal joint tissue and have produced tremendous results in reducing the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis.


i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: Knee problem
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 06:36:55 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

John I think hopefully that there is no serious damage. It really is just an odd scrunch which wasn't there before.

Claire, thanks for your tip. No, nothing happened to cause this, I'm assuming it's just getting older.   

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Re: Knee problem
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 06:40:54 PM »
he he!!
i'm sure its not your age!!
36 is nothing!! (just saying that as i'm catching up!! LOL!!)
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: Knee problem
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 07:01:12 PM »
My left knee has sounded like rice crispies since I was about 12 (so age isn't always a factor).  Typically if it doesn't hurt there is nothing to worry about.  But since it concerns you ask your doc what he/she thinks.  Since it is a new noise it's good to check it out. 

Milly
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'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
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http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
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Re: Knee problem
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 12:52:26 AM »
I'll swap knees with you :D
30/08/05 tpf, plate 8 screws and bone graft, pivot brace 5degs movment, 12weeks nwb, pt, leg stuck at 45deg
30/11/05 got leg straight phone books came in handy,rom 60degs,hydro,pt, start wb increase 10kg per week
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may 06 rom 110
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