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Offline Mambo

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Can enyone Help Please
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:13:19 PM »
Hi,
 I am a thirty one year old male and have lead an active life in the form of military service and the building industry. For several years i have been experiencing an intense but intermitent pain in both knees, it generaly strikes whilst driving or sitting for long periods and when climbing ladders or even stairs when it is at its worst. I have on many occasions been to see my doctor, and he has no answer. I have had an xray but he says that nothing is showing up. And the only thing he can think of is that the muscle in my thighs are weak, This i find hard to swallow after serving 6 years in the british army and working in the industry i'm in. I have never been overwieght and dont consider myself to be tall. Thankyou in advance to anybody who may be abble to shed some lite. Oh and the pain feels like the knee is going to explode and it appears to be right behind the patella or toward the centre of the knee mass

Offline dm

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Re: Can enyone Help Please
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008, 12:40:52 AM »
First off, an xray won't show any soft tissue injury. I'd be asking for an MRI to be done, given that things have been going on for some time. Secondly, I'd be asking about a referral to a knee specialist, who could look at things more closely. If they're concerned about muscle weakness, I'd say why haven't they sent you for an evaluation by a physical therapist, to see if they think there's strength/stability issues going on.

All I can say is keep asking about it, the squeeky wheel gets the grease!
multiple arthroscopies 2/00,3/01,6/01,1/03, 12/07,10/10. chondromalacia, severe medial joint space narrowing following 3 partial menisectomies, chronic pain problems, kneecap problems, OCD lesion, failed mfx.