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Offline GemmaLeigh

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« on: December 20, 2007, 11:21:18 PM »
I decided to do my christmas shopping today and i haven't left the house for ages. I spent about 2 hour in town and now i'm in soo much pain. My knee hurts so much that my shin aches. I have a hot water bottle on it and have taken paracetamol (all i've got at the moment).

Why does it hurt so much? I'm getting fed up with this i really am. I hate being in so much pain. I thought i'd done really well going into town, now i wish i hadn't bothered. :(

Luckily it hasn't dislocated today but it feel like it has.

What could have caused this?
1995 - first trip to the doctor with 'growing pains'
1998 - xrays show left patella is out of place
1999 - first dislocation
1999-2006 - Physio therapy every week
Jan2007 - Traumatic dislocation
feb 2007 - OS suggests surgery
Jan 2008 - date for surgery 30th jan

Offline kathat

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Re: PAIN!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 12:29:06 AM »
I think that as you do less and dislocate more then the muscles quit on you and you're left with no support for the joint. As a result the ligaments have to stop it moving in ways it shouldn't (rather than the muscles with ligaments for back up), and also more pressure is put through the joint itself rather than the surrounding musculature, which results in more pain. I have no dislocations, but have a similar problem with muscle strength, and I can't seem to build it back up. Grrr!!! I now have to stick to short jaunts to the shops rather than longer trips (unless I want to live on pain killers for a couple of days). It sucks sometimes.


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Re: PAIN!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 06:05:30 AM »
Try to ice instead..will get swelling down and ease the pain.
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.

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Re: PAIN!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 10:14:00 AM »
Wise advice given already - but I cant back up enough: ICE ICE ICE!!!!
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