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Offline shotrock

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Advice needed.
« on: June 18, 2012, 07:25:54 PM »
I am male 44 yrs and a little overweight. I was running about 4 weeks ago when I felt something click in my right knee. This was accompanied by instant pain and I struggled to walk home. I put a cold pack on straight away and kept it elevated. The pain appeared to be on the inside of my knee and the normal pain killers did not touch it. I was able to walk but with rather a pronounced limp. After 3 weeks I went to see my GP who thought I might of damaged my medial ligament. He gave me anti inflamatories and told me to rest. Two weeks later it is still painful and when kneeling I get a very sharp pain and then struggle to get up and straighten my leg. I don't want to mess my GP about, but is this normal. Has he got the right diagnosis???

Any comments appreciated..

SHOTROCK :-\

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Re: Advice needed.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 10:26:38 PM »
He may not have the correct diagnosis but the initial approach of antiinflammatories, ice and rest is the typical conservate approach.

If you are not improving you can go back to the GP at which time he will likely refer you to and Orthopedic or Sports Medicine Doctor.

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Re: Advice needed.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 06:18:47 AM »
The 'click' sound might be indicative of a meniscus injury. I would suggest you don't wait too long and consult an OS soon. Until then, try and avoid any strenuous activities on the knee, including kneeling.
Have had tilted kneecaps for many years, and occasional patellar tendinitis.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 03:20:13 AM »
sounds like you might have both going on ligament damage and a meniscus tear.  I agree the pop sounds like a meniscus tear but that level of pain sounds like you may of  damaged the ligament.   Did you at least get an x-ray?   No it's not normal.  Call your GP and get a referral to the OS.   Good Luck LAS

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 07:43:50 PM »
Make that call today if you haven't yet done so.  If you don't let your GP know you are hurting and get it checked out by an orthopedist you could be doing more damage.  Generally your GP will have no issue with giving a referral and if he does be insistent- you have to wear this knee for the rest of your life.

Good luck!

Linda
>20 yrs. osteo and inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia
meniscus repair Sept. 2009
right PKR June 2010
left PKR Feb. 2012

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Re: Advice needed.
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 10:37:07 PM »
Hi there. My son was initially incorrectly diagnoised by a hospital nurse, 2 GPs and another doctor in A&E. My advise would be to keep pushing till you get a proper answer based on fact (either an mri scan or from a doctor who specialised in knees). Don't worry about troubling them, its their job  :)
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 02:13:41 AM »
the quicker you call all the faster you will be seen.    Good Luck!   LAS

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Re: Advice needed.
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 05:01:50 AM »
Hi Shotrock.....Sorry to hear that things haven't improved, but certainly keep visiting your doctor. The more they know of your difficulties, the more seriously they take it. If they think you are managing and coping relatively well.....well, they don't seem to put as much urgency into the investigations.
And certainly request a referral to a specialist.
Hi there. My son was initially incorrectly diagnoised by a hospital nurse, 2 GPs and another doctor in A&E. My advise would be to keep pushing till you get a proper answer based on fact (either an mri scan or from a doctor who specialised in knees). Don't worry about troubling them, its their job  :)
It is their job to assist, advise and refer you as their patient to a satisfactory conclusion. GOOD LUCK....and I hope you have some relief and success soon! [/color]
All is possible....
2004 ~ clicking/cracking original pain started R Knee
2007 ~ MPFL Reconstruction R Knee
2008 ~ Removal of cartilage (80%) R Knee
MPFL Reconstruction L Knee
12/7/2012 ~ Lateral Release & Scope R Knee

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 01:49:16 PM »
I went back to see my GP yesterday who sent me straight away for an xray. He is also going to arrange for an MRI scan at the local hospital. He thinks as well as damaging the Medial Ligament I might have a meniscus tear. Sill finding it hard to walk but hopefully we are now on the right track. Thanks to everyone who responded to my orginal post.

Regards

Shotrock

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 02:24:47 PM »
Glad to hear you got a result with your GP....YAY!! Hopefully these investigations will give you some clearer answers and something at least to work from.
All is possible....
2004 ~ clicking/cracking original pain started R Knee
2007 ~ MPFL Reconstruction R Knee
2008 ~ Removal of cartilage (80%) R Knee
MPFL Reconstruction L Knee
12/7/2012 ~ Lateral Release & Scope R Knee

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Re: Advice needed.
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 07:07:19 PM »
Good luck Shotrock.  Let us know how things turn out.

Linda
>20 yrs. osteo and inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia
meniscus repair Sept. 2009
right PKR June 2010
left PKR Feb. 2012

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 03:38:50 AM »
Yes indeed let us know the results of the MRI.  Hope your feeling better soon!  LAS

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 05:30:52 PM »
Well finally had the MRI but now have to wait two weeks for the results. Knee still isn't right, the pain keeps wakeing me up at night.

SHOTROCK