Banner - Hide this banner

Author Topic: Im desperate.Helpp.--for all you back of knee people...  (Read 759 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline coolgirl135277

  • MICROgeek (<20 posts)
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Liked: 0
Im desperate.Helpp.--for all you back of knee people...
« on: November 30, 2008, 04:10:32 PM »
I'm sixteen and here lately i've been having alot of trouble with my right knee.It hurts when i cross it over my left,bend down and get up,hurts some when i walk,and it especially hurts when going from a sitting position to a standing position.Sometimes i feel like its going to give out.Four + years ago i had to wear a knee brace because of soccer.They never really told me what the problem was,just that i had to wear it.I played soccer from like age 5-12 ish.I wore the brace for a while and if i remember correctly the pain went away and i didnt have to wear it anymore.I dont know if thats because shortly after i didnt play soccer.Last year I joined a show choir.We sing and dance and i didnt have any problems last year.This year is when the pain started.A few months ago.I figured it would go away on its own but it hasnt.Funny thing is,it hurts more bending twisting and what not as compared to dance practice.The pain is at the back of my knee,no where else.Every now and then it shoots a pain to my ankle[ish] region.But thats just generally when i cross my right leg over my left.I often find myself putting more weight on my left leg because it hurts too bad to put more than necessary on my right.My knee usually feels like its going to give out when i stand up,walk, etc.Hopefully ive provided enough information to help.Money is tight for my family right now so i dont want to visit a doctor unless necessary.Anything your willing to offer is GREATLY appreciated.By myself and my mom.Thank you.

Offline plantgeek58

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 1358
  • Liked: 0
Re: Im desperate.Helpp.--for all you back of knee people...
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 04:47:34 PM »
Hi Coolgirl,
I'm sorry to have to say this, but tight budget notwithstanding, you really need to see a specialist about this. No one here can diagnose your problem, since we're not doctors, but it does sound a bit like a meniscus injury. That's just a guess, however. You need to have this checked out by a qualified orthopedic doctor, because it sounds fairly serious. If it is what I suspect, you'll need treatment and the sooner the better. I'm sure your family can work out some kind of budget to pay for it if need be. Your health is more important than concerns about money. You have your whole life ahead of you and I'm sure you don't want to be hindered from doing things by a bum knee. I know from experience that small problems can quickly develop into chronic ones, so please don't put off getting this checked out.
RK 7/04 part. m. menisc., plica resect., MF
    3/05 part. m. menisc., open OATS
    1/07 part l. menisc., MF, patellar chondroplasty
    9/08 MF
LK 11/04 & 8/06 part m. menisc.
     7/07 LR, patellar tendon debrid., part m. menisc.

Offline fatcats6

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 233
  • Liked: 0
Re: Im desperate.Helpp.--for all you back of knee people...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 08:16:02 PM »
I understand how worrying it is to have something going wrong with your knee and money is tight.  I agree with Terre, you need to see someone.  It would be better to get early intervention rather than waiting until your knee gets much worse.  Do you still have your brace?  It might be worth while putting it on whilst you wait to see a specialist, abit of rest wouldn't be a bad idea either.  No magic answers here I'm afraid, lots of support but as Terre said, we're not doctors, but we can recognise when someone is in need of professional help.  Be upfront with your specialist and ask for a payment plan.  Most people appreciate honesty and will do their best to help you.

Feb 08 Fractured left patella
Jul 08 Released 115 degrees ROM
17/10/08 Dislocated & fractured right patella
2/12 45 deg
6/12 Drove car
16/12 92 deg
21/1 105 deg discharged from PT