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Offline Rodders

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Help appreciated
« on: December 18, 2007, 05:17:13 PM »
Im a 41 year old male living in the NorthWest of England who played regular sport up until the last couple of years, although I still play golf and cricket occaisionally in the Summer and 5 a side once a week throughout the year.My job is 95 % deskbound but I sometimes walk the 2 mile journey to work, so moderate activity really.
My problem stemmed ( I think?) from an 11 mile ramble in the hills to Castleton (Peak District) about a month ago, the walk was fairly strenuous especially the last mile or so which was all downhill (pain in the knees,shins,ankles etc.)
Five a side the following Wednesday was a nightmare and my left knee began to feel very weak and almost as if there was no strength left in it. Since that I have felt discomfort and some pain everytime ive walked more than 100m.The tenderness is on the outside of my left knee and if I touch the same spot while extending/flexing my knee I can feel a grinding/jarring sensation - although this is not painful when not bearing weight.
I have not done anything other than walk for the last 3 weeks and if anything the condition has got worse.
I would be extremely grateful if someone could advise me on my problem.


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Re: Help appreciated
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 08:21:26 PM »
There are a lot of possible reasons for your pain from trivial to major - you need to get this checked out so you don't do any additional damage - You should see an orthapedic specialist if possible, but at the very least get it check out by a GP.
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Offline GemmaLeigh

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Re: Help appreciated
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 11:38:00 PM »
I would suggest going to a specialist. My GP, as good as he is with illnesses, first dismissed my knee problem as growing pains. Turns out my knee cap is in completely the wrong place and have had many dislocations since.

A specialist will do everything they can to get to the bottom of your pain.

Good Luck!!
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Re: Help appreciated
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 12:21:27 AM »
Ditto. My GP, as fantastic as he is, didn't think much was wrong but was proved very wrong. At least he happily referred me to an orthopaedic surgeon. So I'd say it's worth seeing a specialist. Good luck.


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Re: Help appreciated
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 04:20:16 PM »
Thanks for the advice, I had a nightmare limping around Manchester Xmas shoppping last night, so I will s
seek help as soon as I can after Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody :)

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Re: Help appreciated
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 03:21:56 AM »
use the usual rice treatment  -rest ice compession elevation - wrapping it with an elastic bandage, but not too tightly, might help. also check your shoes, old shoes on long walks like that can make things worse if the don't support well.
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