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Offline gzartman

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Pain in VMO area of knee
« on: February 18, 2014, 07:08:32 AM »
I have pain when walking up stairs or steep hill in the vmo area of my knee just above and to the inside of my patella.  No injury.  I have not been very active for about a year then started to get active again.  Is this just a weak vmo muscle or possibly something more?

If it is waek vmo is there so.e kind of brace I can use to minimize pain until I can strengthen the vm.

Thanks

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Re: Pain in VMO area of knee
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 12:24:09 PM »
You need a proper diagnosis before you splash the cash on a brace.

The weakness of the VMO could be the problem but it could also be a mixture of a number of things. A brace does not always help you to solve the problem even IF you need one. Better to get an analysis done by a sports ortho specialist (they are better at thinking of the joint in terms of movement) and then do some targetted training in that area under the guidence of a good physio/sports trainer if that is the right course of action.

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Re: Pain in VMO area of knee
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 05:36:33 AM »
Had my knees looked at by a Sports Orthopedic Surgeon/Doctor.  The Dr. is fairly sure I have a torn meniscus for sure in my right knee and perhaps in my left knee.  This is likely from all the hiking I've done on rough terrain for so many years.

The DR. didn't MRI it because he said the cost is not that much less than just scoping the knee.  So, I'm scheduled to have my right knee scoped this wednesday.  If it is in fact a torn meniscus, he's going to fix it. 

Bascially the Dr. is saying that the MRI is almost worthless given the pain I'm having because regardless of the outcome, he'd probably need to scope the knee anyway.

Thanks for the advice.  While I'm not looking forward to surgery, at least I'm headed in the right direction to get this issue fixed.

















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