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twisted knee
« on: January 23, 2011, 04:50:25 PM »
hi all about 3 months ago i twisted my knee it went inwards quite badlly,after 4 weeks it was slightly better but still wasnt right so went to the doctors and he said its too early for physio and he said give it another 3 to 4 weeks see how it is after that, now its still not right some days it feels weak and a bit stiff but it hasnt gave way on me just wont seem to get that much better just when u think its getting there the next day its down hill again any ideas thanks  mark

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 05:33:30 PM »
hi all about 3 months ago i twisted my knee it went inwards quite badlly,after 4 weeks it was slightly better but still wasnt right so went to the doctors and he said its too early for physio and he said give it another 3 to 4 weeks see how it is after that, now its still not right some days it feels weak and a bit stiff but it hasnt gave way on me just wont seem to get that much better just when u think its getting there the next day its down hill again any ideas thanks  mark

any1 please got any ideas?  ???

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 05:51:51 PM »
Wow that was a quick bump  ;D

Other than the knee feeling a bit weak and a bit stiff, do you have any...
pain?...and is this caused by any specific movement or activity?
is walking ok?  How about stairs?
swelling - now or at the time?
does / did it feel hot at all?
do you ice the knee when sore, do you need to take any painkillers?
how did you injure it?
when did you see the doctor - has that 3-4 weeks passed (sounds like it has if you hurt it 3 months ago and saw the doc at 4 week post?)  Have you been back to the doctor to ask for a referral (I am assuming you are in the UK) to the musculo-skeletal service (either physio or othopaedics)?
are you doing any sport / exercise that involves the knee - if so, does this cause problems?

How old are you by the way?  I am guessing young(ish)?

Based on pretty vague symptoms, nobody on this forum is really going to be able to tell you what is wrong.  Did the doctor give you any indication as to what you may have done other than twisted it? It may well be a sprain.  Knees are a pain, and can take ages to heal being complicated joints with all manner of bits that can get injured. 

If you are really concerned, you could pay to see a physio privately (usually around £50)


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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 11:46:59 PM »
Wow that was a quick bump  ;D

Other than the knee feeling a bit weak and a bit stiff, do you have any...
pain?...and is this caused by any specific movement or activity?
is walking ok?  How about stairs?
swelling - now or at the time?
does / did it feel hot at all?
do you ice the knee when sore, do you need to take any painkillers?
how did you injure it?
when did you see the doctor - has that 3-4 weeks passed (sounds like it has if you hurt it 3 months ago and saw the doc at 4 week post?)  Have you been back to the doctor to ask for a referral (I am assuming you are in the UK) to the musculo-skeletal service (either physio or othopaedics)?
are you doing any sport / exercise that involves the knee - if so, does this cause problems?

How old are you by the way?  I am guessing young(ish)?

Based on pretty vague symptoms, nobody on this forum is really going to be able to tell you what is wrong.  Did the doctor give you any indication as to what you may have done other than twisted it? It may well be a sprain.  Knees are a pain, and can take ages to heal being complicated joints with all manner of bits that can get injured. 

If you are really concerned, you could pay to see a physio privately (usually around £50)



thanks for the reply
i do have some pain but not really bad just shooting pain and sometimes twinges walking is ok and i do have a slight limp and it aches, stairs are not too bad to get up and down  and was swollen at the time gone down ok now though, didnt feel hot and i didnt really ice it at the time i did it just started taking pain killers again i did it when i was pushing a car it was a bit awkward to be honest and my knee gave way and went inwards im 34 by the way, i will prob go back to doctors this week its strange because some days it feels like its getting much much better then next day feels bad again keep thinking maybe physio may help i did have a tightness on both sides of the knee did some exercises and was much better after but then u get the twinge again its a nightmare also can have pain at the back of the knee  :-[

thanks mark
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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 05:26:33 PM »
was a bad day today standing up at work all day aching most the day beginning to think it may have some floating bits of cartilidge moving around thats why some days it ok ish then other days bad again any ideas?  thanks  mark

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 05:51:02 PM »
It may be possible you tore your meniscus (read the meniscus stuff in the information hub).  It is possible to have a flap that catches between the bones and then releases.  You really need a specialist (and perhaps an MRI / keyhole surgery) to confirm.  Do you have times when you cannot straighten the leg (if you have them out in front of you on the bed / floor) or it feels like it is buckling / giving way?
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LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 07:01:15 PM »
It may be possible you tore your meniscus (read the meniscus stuff in the information hub).  It is possible to have a flap that catches between the bones and then releases.  You really need a specialist (and perhaps an MRI / keyhole surgery) to confirm.  Do you have times when you cannot straighten the leg (if you have them out in front of you on the bed / floor) or it feels like it is buckling / giving way?

i can straighten it ok and no buckling or giving way just a bit of an ache standing all day on it, i know 1 thing its driving me crazy going doctors this week if i can get an appointment which i couldnt today  :'(

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 05:58:22 PM »
well went doctors today saw a different doctor he checked my knee and theres no ligament damage by the looks of it he said cartlidge so goto do 1 month of physio and with any luck it will be ok  :)

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 06:32:55 PM »
well looks like my knee is getting much better now after 3 and a half months

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 06:40:00 PM »
Excellent :)  That was quite quick - what have you started doing differently?  That said, sometimes knees just turn that corner.  Unfortunately, I am still waiting!  ::)
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LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2011, 12:49:04 AM »
well i just started using it a lot more and it improved still goto be very careful with it though for a while, i hope yours gets better soon  :)

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2011, 12:55:44 AM »
Talk about turning a corner, I was completely disabled 3 days ago and now I walk an unlimited amount without pain (well my knees anyway, everything else is sore as heck!). Look at the most recent posts on my thread "knee in severe pain, no explanation".

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 12:30:19 AM »
well knee started to get a bit better then worse again at the moment its much better than its ever been but still not right got myself a mountain bike to get some excercise and to strengthen the knee so far so good its been 4 months now since i twisted it god it takes so long to heal

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 08:04:38 AM »
Good stuff  :)  Make sure the bike is the right size and the set up (saddle height etc) is spot on for you in order to make sure it doesn't put any undue pressure on your knees
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: twisted knee
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 11:39:00 PM »
Good stuff  :)  Make sure the bike is the right size and the set up (saddle height etc) is spot on for you in order to make sure it doesn't put any undue pressure on your knees
i will do thanks  ;) been out 2nite on it i can feel leg getting stronger but gona take a while i think knee does have a slight click but not really when on bike so will see how it goes  ;D















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