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Offline jbur

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whats wrong with my knees?
« on: October 25, 2002, 01:05:34 AM »
i am a 32 year old builder and have been suffering from bad knees for quite a long time, though not suprisingly as i am on my knees a lot of the time. They always grind and pop loudly when i walk up and down stairs . I have the occasional flare up and am in alot of pain.
Both knees are affected but usually one at a time. It usually lasts about a week.

I have pain just below the left knee cap, the boney lump?? the tendon? The area is slightly inflamed but not red. I do not have a fever. When I touch it, in a specific place, I get a burning sensation going into my knee like a red hot poker. Somebody once
said it sounded like calcium spots. I have been taking paracetamol and ibuprofen today.

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Re: whats wrong with my knees?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2002, 07:12:32 PM »
You need to see a orthopedic doctor, please let us know what the OS says. I don't know but I don't think it is calcium spots. Theresa.
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Re: whats wrong with my knees?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2002, 09:40:06 PM »
You need to see an orthopedic doctor to get a diagnosis. Could be bone spurs, could be bursitis, could be any number of things. Nobody but a doctor can tell you for sure.

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Re: whats wrong with my knees?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2002, 09:42:42 AM »
thanks I'll go see my doc















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