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Offline somuchpain1979

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Knees worsen after sitting for long time...
« on: August 21, 2007, 06:41:29 PM »
I was diagnosed with chondromalacia and patellafemoral impingement. My knees feel great during the weekend when I am more active and moving around more. However during the week I work a desk job and have to sit most of the day with my knees bent at a 90 degree angle to fit under my desk. My knees feel good until about 3 o clock and then after that they are so tight and in so much pain for the rest of the evening until I get home to do my stationary exercise bike exercises and leg weight exercises. Why are they doing this and what can  I do to avoid this? I can't quit my job and have to sit at my desk. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Knees worsen after sitting for long time...
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 06:47:11 PM »
Hi,

I spoke to my physio about this or at least something very simila yesterday as it sets in very fast for me.  She said that if you relax your leg as much as possible and "waggle it from side to side it can reduce the tension. It helps some of the time for me. The muscles should "wobble" when you do this.

garth
Knee troubles since 1997
Dec 07 - Scope, just a clear up.
Feb 09 - Plica removal
Nov 09 - Lateral release
Mar 11 - More done to LR and some 'tweaks'
Nov 12 - Fulkerson and possible vmo advancement, dont know yet!

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Re: Knees worsen after sitting for long time...
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 06:50:25 PM »
Have one of these under your desk !
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
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Re: Knees worsen after sitting for long time...
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 09:41:19 AM »
anja!!
that looks great!! whats it called???
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Knees worsen after sitting for long time...
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 11:21:48 AM »
« Last Edit: August 22, 2007, 11:24:52 AM by anja »
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
BIOMET AGC  TKR  (with 10 yr warranty !)

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Re: Knees worsen after sitting for long time...
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007, 04:06:25 PM »
cool!!
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app