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Offline ibanez

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new member desperately seeking help
« on: January 12, 2009, 01:39:19 PM »
Hi i am a 24 year old female who has been an exercise freak since she was born. from the age of 10 i was doing long distance running outside on the pavement. at 16 i joined a gym and starting running on the machines during winter until one day my knees starting really hurting when i ran. i stopped running and used the other machines and my knee was fine. three years ago i started kick boxing, it was very intense i used to do it everyday. my knees started playing up ever since and now even though i stopped kick boxing they hurt so much when i exercise that i have to stop using the bike. i have seen 3 different physiotherapists, the first told me my knees go inwards and i need orthotics in my shoes. the second convinced me my patella is facing inwards, and the third says its because i am flat footed and i need to train my muscles to walk more on the outside. i dont know what to do as none of these people seem to help, they rush me out of their appointment so quickly and never answer my Qs properly. iim in the south of the UK anyone have any advice or a good person i could go and see?

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katie

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Re: new member desperately seeking help
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 01:54:52 PM »
Hi Katie,
Did you try any of the options given by the different physiotherapists and if so did you get any relief?
Physiotherapy is a long term solution, you may need to work on the muscles of the leg for a number of months before seeing any difference.

If you think that you are not getting answers from a physiotherapist then what about asking your GP to refer you to an OS for a consultation?
Regards
Tanya

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

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Re: new member desperately seeking help
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 03:56:02 PM »
Hi Katie

If I understood correctly, you have a similar problem to me.  Flat feet mean that the complete sole of your foot comes in contact with the ground.  If your patellas are facing inwards it means that you patella is tracking badly and not sitting properly where it should be sitting.  Flat feet usually result in mal tracking of the patella.  It may be a good idea to see a podiatrist if you have flat feet as they will be able to give you special insoles to correct the problem, which will in turn put less pressure on your knees.  My problems are due to a muscle imbalance in my legs, but yours may be due to another reason.  If your knee pain is worrying you, it may be a good idea to see a knee specialist.  Hope this has helped.
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Re: new member desperately seeking help
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 12:34:15 PM »
thank you both for your suggestions, my physio told me that i do have flat feet but that i shouldnt need inserts into my shoes and that i am young enough to train my muscles to become corrected... it is a weird pain, i have recently changed my gym workout and havent experienced the pain as much so i am going to see how it goes.. can anyone suggest a knee specialist in the UK london ish area? any recommendations.. my GP doesnt seem to give a s**t

katie

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Re: new member desperately seeking help
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 12:31:41 AM »
When I went to see my GP he wasn't really much help.  The pain continued even after physiotherapy so I went back and just asked if I could be referred to a specialist.  I'm going to see an OS in Ealing soon, her name is Samantha Tross, she's meant to be really good.  Hope you knee pain gets better!