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Very recent knee injury
« on: February 16, 2009, 01:38:43 PM »
Hi, I've just injured my knee - walking slowly upstairs! I'm not familiar with the terms used on this site would would appreciate some advice. A few days ago, I was walking slowly up some stairs when I felt a click in my left knee and immediately found trouble walking, and knee is very sore. Pain is niggly rather than severe, but affects sleep and concentration - really fed up with it already. Pain seems to be deep inside joint but predominantly on inside of knee (side), and joint feels very unstable. I've been resting it/ice/ibuprofen but no real change. Should I carry on, is it something simple? Or go to GP and then further? Any advice appreciated! Chipshorter

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 01:45:51 PM »
The only way to know positively if there is something wrong is to have it assessed. You're doing all the right things. I would say if it doesn't improve in a couple of days get it looked at....GP first, maybe further after...
Dislocation of left patella and as a result left patellar tendon rupture in the medial section/torn at both ends.
3 Previous surgeries-semitendiosis tenodesis
Reconstruction surgery left knee October 10 '07
TKR right knee May 25 '10.....successful!
Limited ROM/TKR left knee May 25 2015...successful.

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 02:53:33 PM »
Thanks. I suppose I was hoping for a miraculous cure after a few days.....some of the posts on this site look pretty terrifying....

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 07:45:01 PM »
Being a veteran of the knee wars....4 surgeries and counting...at least 2 more coming....nothing about knees is ever easy.

Having said that keep in mind that I would say that 90% of knee surgeries are successful, if necessary. People who are on this site in my opinion fall into 2 categories....those who are seeking advice, such as you and those who have had problems and are asking for help from others with similar difficulties. I'm very grateful to have found KneeGeeks for a number of reasons....

Don't be too put off by the horror stories...they're only part of the site....

Hope this helps.

Sue :-*
Dislocation of left patella and as a result left patellar tendon rupture in the medial section/torn at both ends.
3 Previous surgeries-semitendiosis tenodesis
Reconstruction surgery left knee October 10 '07
TKR right knee May 25 '10.....successful!
Limited ROM/TKR left knee May 25 2015...successful.

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 10:31:31 AM »
Thanks Sue! The knee appears to get better then gets worse....each day. I'm not one for going to the GP with every niggle, but I think enough is enough. I love this sort of support network : real people offering their thoughts!  :)

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 01:34:10 PM »
Update: I went to the doctor who diagnosed a damaged medial ligament, gave me some Movelat cream and told me to take some painkillers. A couple of weeks on, the pain has largely gone (only niggles badly at night) but knee still feels very unstable and seems (to me) to have something wrong behind the kneecap. I've read quite a lot of the info on this site and it seems as if the pains etc are quite confusing to understand. Will probably go back to doctor in a short while just to check that things aren't more serious and I shouldn't be getting further treatment.

Chris.

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 07:01:36 PM »
Chris, since none of us wants to have anything seriously wrong we tend to put off having it looked at....something I don't recommend.

IF your knee is not feeling significantly better in 2 weeks get it checked out...what can it hurt? Then you'll know for sure...

Sue
Dislocation of left patella and as a result left patellar tendon rupture in the medial section/torn at both ends.
3 Previous surgeries-semitendiosis tenodesis
Reconstruction surgery left knee October 10 '07
TKR right knee May 25 '10.....successful!
Limited ROM/TKR left knee May 25 2015...successful.

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 10:01:53 PM »
You definitely need to c a GP. Can you bend yr knee? Not feeling stability indicates that something might be wrong, it might be a side ligament tear or meniscus. Better to c a specialist.  I know it's terrible...I've been feeling miserable for a month now. I hope it's nothing major.Good luck !!!

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Re: Very recent knee injury
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 01:12:34 PM »
Thanks for all your support guys! (sorry for the pun). I can bend the knee and in some respects it seems absolutely normal - but I'm still limping and favouring the other leg. I'll get it checked out again.

Chris.