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Offline weijian

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Clicking in one knee only?
« on: August 11, 2003, 12:21:12 AM »
Have played all sorts of sport for years, but now limited to running and cycling.
Last few times I have experienced pain in one knee only, and although both 'click', my left knee emits a louder click and there can be shooting/sharp pain associated with this.  I am right handed if this helps.
No pain when I walk - still play golf so walk long distances - but raising my left knee hurts.
A friend is going through painful surgery that has twice gone wrong, so I am nervous.
Should I go see my doctor to get a referral to see a specialist?
Anyone out there with similar history and can share what happened to them?


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Re: Clicking in one knee only?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2003, 03:50:01 AM »
Hi and welcome to the board.  :)

I'm sorry to hear about your knee pain. The problems you describe could be down to any number of things, so you're best option will probably be to see you doctor or possibly got to a sport's injury clinic (often held at local hospitals out of hours in the UK) for some advice. It might be that you need to see a specialist for further advice or treatment such as scans etc, or you may just need some strengthening and remedial physiotherapy.

It's best to be safe and gets things checked out before they becomse too much of a problem though, as often the earlier knee issues or potential issues are found the better. Fingers crossed it's nothing serious and easily fixable.  :)

Take care and I hope you are soon feeling a lot better.

Love and hugs....Jo
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Re: Clicking in one knee only?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2003, 05:21:51 AM »
Hi-- and welcome to our boards...

I'm with Jo--it is best to have someone who really knows about knees to check it out.  clicking alone isn't necessarily a sign of a problem, but the pain is a definite red flag.  An OS  (orthopaedic surgeon) will be able to do a complete exam and let you know what the real story is.

I hope that it turns out to be an easily treated thing and that you will get relief soon.

Good luck, Sylvia
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
Right TKR7/14/03
Complications MUA 8/14/03
R TKR revisio

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Re: Clicking in one knee only?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2003, 05:23:49 AM »
Hello :)

I would definitly get a referrel to see an Orthopedic specialist.

With it "clicking" it could be like Jo said a number of things, for years both of my knees have done the same thing, although when I was around 10 my mom took me to an Orthopedic ironically the same clinic that I ended up at 10 years later after my accident, but I had the problem with clicking, and they found on my mri that I had loose bone fragment floating and that was causing the "clicking" and catching.

Although I had a car accident eight years later and just this year have finally gotten my right knee manageable after my accident I have never gotten my left one fixed and particuraly do not want to.

Please see a professional and let us know whats up!

Good luck
21 yrs. old..Right knee injury. Ligament Recon 6-21-01, 2 LR's 3/02 & 9/02
TTT 11/08/02, patella and ligament recon 5/03
Recently dx with OA, Having hardware removed and knee scoped on 6/24/04