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Offline pab006

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knee injury advice
« on: September 02, 2011, 12:20:08 PM »
Hi All,

Im looking for some advice on a knee injury i picked up around 4 months ago. I was playing football and went into a tackle, when the inside of my right knee, partially gave way. I was unable to walk for the next couple of days, as the knee was exceptionally painful and swollen. The swelling died down after a few days, and the doctor suspected i had damaged my ligament but should be ok in 6-8 weeks. 4 months on and i still have knee pain. There is no instability in the knee, but my knee joint does crack and pop alot. I can walk/run fine, but twisting causes pain. The pain mostly orignates towards the top left of my right knee. It also aches around this area from time to time. Any ideas what the problem is/ any advice to reduce the pain/ get back to playing sports.

Kind Regards

Paul

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Re: knee injury advice
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 03:20:03 PM »
You need a scan....you describe a pretty common injury where one of your ligaments could have been damaged. Nice and optimistic that the doctor said it will be OK in 6-8 weeks time. It depends on the ligament as to how things heal of their own accord and how bad the damage is, and what you want to do with the knee in your life. You may have a torn ACL, you may have had a partial dislocation and damaged some of the ligaments that hold the kneecap in place...... You might not have done any ligament damage but may have something else going on - meniscus tear, articular cartilage damage....only a scan can tell you more information. Plus a decent doctor should be able to do some physical tests to establish certain ligaments are functioning correctly.

Have you seen a specialist or just a GP/A & E type doctor?

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Re: knee injury advice
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 04:11:26 PM »
Sounds like some medial damage maybe. You need to get a referral to a sports injury specialist with a speciality in knee injuries. Speculating on the Internet will only make you paranoid to be honest.  ;)

Look at the lists of surgeons and clinics in the Information Hub and maybe check out a few in your area. A scan may help but they are not infallible. A good hands on specialist is the best place to start. There are many physical tests that are just as reliable as MRIs, but they have to be carried out by someone who really knows their stuff.

Sue  ;)

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Re: knee injury advice
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 04:20:11 PM »
True...I do echo that scans are not infallible - many on here had things missed by them. I wrote it assuming that you'd seen a decent specialist and been sent away without anything else being done, but I've worded it wrongly!

Step One - see someone who understands knees and sporting injuries! As Sue said, internet speculation can make you even more worried.  ;)

Lottie
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Re: knee injury advice
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 12:21:36 PM »
hi,

thanks for your advice guys. In answer to your question it was a gp that i originally talked to. Im going to go back to him, and see if there are any sports physios in the area.

Thanks again for your help

Paul















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