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Offline sweetheart0517

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In a lot of pain please help :(
« on: January 19, 2010, 01:26:56 AM »
Okay so heres a quick background. I had a lateral release and debridement about five years ago on my left knee and I know I need to get my right one done as well but because of my work and schools schedule have been unable to do so. The stability on my right knee is pretty good it does however click and grind pretty bad when I'm doing steps but am able to live a pretty much normal life for a 24 year old.

I was at a nightclub dancing on Saturday night for a few hours and when I woke up the next morning I am unable to straighten my knee out. It hurts so bad behind my knee like on the back of my leg. There is definitely swelling from what I can tell. I have been using ibuprophen and icing and heating it as much as I can. It just hurts so bad though. Could it be a hamstring pull/tear. Could I have messed my cartiladge up. I might have twisted it weird because I was dancing but I honestly don't remember. I was able to walk on it that whole night it was the next morning when I really noticed the pain. Ugh please help....I am unable to get to the doctors cause my best friend is getting married this weekend and we have so much stuff to do but I'm so afraid now that I'm not going to be able to walk in my heels....what do you guys think it is?
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Re: In a lot of pain please help :(
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 01:33:00 AM »
If it's on the back of your knee and it's swollen back there, it could be a popliteal cyst or a Baker's cyst.  You can google either of those and you'll find some good info.  Basically, when there is inflammation inside of your knee joint, it sometimes doesn't have anywhere to go, so a cyst of fluid forms on the back part of your knee because of excess inflammation inside the joint.  I'm not saying that this is definitely what's going on, but it's a possibility if you've been doing a lot with your knee lately and there is inflammation going on.

2000 R patella dislocation
2004 - Soccer injury - LK medial and lateral meniscectomies
2007 - Dx patellar tilt, lateral subluxation, grade III chondromalacia
5/13/08 - RK medial/lateral meniscectomies & patellar chondroplasty
4/6/2010 - RK TTT/LR scheduled

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Re: In a lot of pain please help :(
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 06:40:50 AM »
If it is a Bakers Cyst then it is usually associated with a meniscus tear. The important thing is to get to a doctor - OS, preferably one who is a knee specialist and let them make the diagnosis. You can scare yourself s**tless here and on the internet in general doing self-diagnosis.

If it is causing you problems, then get someone who knows what they are looking at to sort it out! We can suggest things, but we are neither doctors nor specialists actually on the spot handling your knee!

Sue  ;)
1989 big trauma R. knee - sorted
1990-2004 3ACL recons and 20+ arthroscopies -RK
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Re: In a lot of pain please help :(
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 05:18:50 PM »
I've had problems with the tendon that goes int the back of the knee.  It was really bad last Christmas, my pt did a massage to help loosen it up and put on some ultrasound, that elped.
Feb 08 Inurred right knee
18 months of physio, knee tracking but knee still painful
Aug 09 Scope - Small tear in acl, fragment found in postereo-lateral compartment, suprapatella and lateral plica and small defect in mfc.
May 10 Right knee feeling better but left knee causing trouble as a result o