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Offline kevin123

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Chronic Knee Pain
« on: October 27, 2008, 12:50:51 PM »
Ever since i can remember i have had problems with both of my knees. I am now 21 and play football and squash. When i was around 9 years of age i used to wake up in the night screaming due to a prolonged ache in my right or left knee and sometimes even both. Usually the pain only occured at night. I am now 21 and play squash, however i am restricted on how much i can play. If i play 2 nights in a row my knee will just give up and will begin to constanstly ache during the match forcing me to retire. The ache continues untill i go to bed however in the mornings my knee feels fine?! But i no that if i strated to run on it the ache would re appear.

Does anybody no what the problem maybe, i have been to the doctors and they reffered me to a physio who didnt have an idea.

Offline plantgeek58

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Re: Chronic Knee Pain
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 02:38:09 PM »
Kevin, you need to get in to see an orthopedic specialist. A physical therapist should never be relied on to diagnose a knee injury. They don't have the necessary medical expertise. Go back to your doctor and tell him you want to be referred to an OS. You may need to make a bit of a squawk, but don't be afraid to insist. These are your knees and you have the right to get proper treatment for them.
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Offline fatcats6

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Re: Chronic Knee Pain
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 09:12:26 PM »
It's easy to confuse a physio with a medical professional, but it's also a big mistake.  As great as they can be, there are also a fair share of horror ones who actually do more damage than good.  I read somewhere on here a bully of a physio, refracted a patella fracture.  I ask you, where's the care there?  The physio is guided by the treatment plan requested by your OS not the other way around, so I agree with PlanetGeek, push for an OS and for a more definative diagnosis.  Have you had an MRI?  I wouldn't be letting a physio touch me until the OS had seen me, bit like driving a car blindfolded, who knows what's going on inside your knee.
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Re: Chronic Knee Pain
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 01:58:57 PM »
I wouldn't be letting a physio touch me until the OS had seen me, bit like driving a car blindfolded, who knows what's going on inside your knee.

I agree with you there. In the US you need a referral from a doctor before you can see a physical therapist anyway. The orders they get outline what treatments should be used. Good practice in my opinion.