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Offline maldugs

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Re sore knee
« on: October 04, 2003, 04:59:01 AM »
 Well in the last week, my right knee has become worse, have a burning pain around the kneecap, more on the top, also sore when I get out of chair, and if I rotate the leg I get a pain in the joint.

Could have something to do with me playing two lawn bowls matches this week, know I'm stupid but not the sort of person to give in easily, and can't bear the thought of maybe having to not play this year.

Am seeing my GP on Tuesday so see what he says, just hope he does not send me on an endless course of physio.

regards Mal.  ???

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Re: Re sore knee
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2003, 11:32:55 AM »
Hi Mal

Don't underestimate the effect of physio, not only can the offer rehabiliatation but also theraputics like ultrasound, elec stim and accupuncture to aid pain relief and healing so it is worth going back if your dr advises.

Your dr may advise a referral to an OS whilst you have physio though as well.

I hope you get some relief soon.

Iona

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Re: Re sore knee
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2003, 05:35:55 AM »
If your GP has any sense at all they will send you to an orthopedic surgeon.  GPs have very little orthopedic training and are barely competant enough to dx a sprained ankle let alone the various complexities of knee issues.  An orthopedic surgeon will be able to evaluate your knee, order diagnositic tests, come to a dx, and plot a proper course of action.  

Don't be so down on physical therapy, it can help a lot provided it's done correctly.  The growing trend is shorter treatment periods followed by a more comprehensive home exercise plan.  It has been continuously shown that exercise is far more beneficial than any modality.  Modalities such as ultrasound and various forms of EMS can be helpful in small amounts.  Acupuncture is outside the standard of care, and should not be being done in the PT clinic.
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Re: Re sore knee
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2003, 02:06:30 PM »
In the UK, physio's are being given accupunture training whilst studying.

It's also part of continued profesional development here and a lot of physio's recommend it in conjunction with other forms of theraputics.

The UWCM is pioneering this devlopment in study.

Are you in the US or UK Maldugs?

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Re: Re sore knee
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2003, 10:24:43 PM »
Hi Mal
I am having very similar symptoms with my right knee, and recently the left knee started to ache.  I think my problem is from overuse. I can't see the orthopedic specialist until January!!! so I made another appointment for Thursday to see my GP. I'm asking her to refer me to another specialist even though I'll have to travel to see him/her. You will have to let me know what the specialist has to say.  I am also very active and this is driving me crazy!!- not knowing what the problem is. I have stopped all sports until I find out more.
I hope you get some good news on Tuesday

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Re: Re sore knee
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2003, 12:56:10 AM »
Hi Cantrun

It's unbelievable that people have to wait so long in the UK for outpatient consultation.

When I moved to where I live now, I went to my GP asking for a referrla to the orthopaedic team at the local hospital and she laughed at me, there was a 3 year wait for an appointment.

I went private, it's not an option for everyone but I am so glad I did

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Re: Re sore knee
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2003, 03:57:52 AM »
Hi Iona, and all, thanks for your replies, I am in Perth Australia, see what happens tomorrow, in meantime not doing much, just sitting on sidelines at bowling club.

regards Mal.  :(















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