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Offline Lanterne Rouge

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Knee inflammation when bent
« on: April 30, 2014, 12:41:41 PM »
When I get in the squat position and kneel down low, inflammation starts around my kneecap. Within an hour, the area above my kneecap gets really tender to touch. Can you tell me what is your injury if you have the same symptom?

Is that a sign of a tilted/malaligned kneecap or a meniscus / ligament injury?
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Re: Knee inflammation when bent
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 04:34:34 PM »
Could it be bursitis / house maids knee if the issue is when kneeling?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prepatellar_bursitis
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Re: Knee inflammation when bent
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 05:29:28 PM »
Could it be bursitis / house maids knee if the issue is when kneeling?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prepatellar_bursitis

No, it isn't. I don't have swelling like a bubble. If there is a swelling it is hardly noticable and it is not on the top of the kneecap. Discomfort, tenderness or the inflammation feel is above the kneecap. It is hard to explain this kind of discomfort. It only hurts when I apply a bit of pressure with my hand on the area.

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Re: Knee inflammation when bent
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 05:49:43 PM »
Tendonitis? PFS? A bruise? What does your doctor say? If it on,y hurts when touched, maybe avoid touching it, apply ice or heat, let it recover, don't squat or kneel if you can avoid it

I can't see it being a meniscus issue.  Swelling, pain along the joint line, locking, buckling would be much more typical, certainly I had these with my first tear.  Current one is more pain and giving way.

Possibly patellar tendon?

Have you had an MRI? Any sort of exploratory surgery?
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Re: Knee inflammation when bent
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 05:55:34 PM »
Ok, here's a thought.  You cycle looking at your name.  I get pain in my leg above the knee if my saddle is too low.  Could this have caused an ongoing inflammatory issue? There are lots of resources on the web to ensure that you have a correct saddle position, poor set up causes all sorts of knee niggles for cyclists.  Check it out
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Re: Knee inflammation when bent
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 06:27:07 PM »
Ok, here's a thought.  You cycle looking at your name.  I get pain in my leg above the knee if my saddle is too low.  Could this have caused an ongoing inflammatory issue? There are lots of resources on the web to ensure that you have a correct saddle position, poor set up causes all sorts of knee niggles for cyclists.  Check it out

I think you forgot about me. This is not my first post actually. You had answered my questions in my previous post. I just wanted to rediscuss this specific symptom.

Well the doctors (3 different doctor visit in 3 years) already said I have PFPS, meniscus degeneration and quadriceps tendinopathy. I don't know I have all of these issues together or they are evolving in time to different issues (because I can't follow any treatment regimen consistently) or there is a big underlying source for all these problems which is still a mystery. I am confused and ready to make another doctor appointment. Let's see which weirdly named issue I will have this time.

It is not a bike fit issue anymore. Yes, I have done too much wrong on that part but now I know what is a correct saddle position. I also stopped cycling since a month now but I don't see much change with my situation.

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Re: Knee inflammation when bent
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 06:37:42 PM »
Ok. Hope it gets better :)
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Re: Knee inflammation when bent
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 06:53:26 PM »
Ok. Hope it gets better :)

Thanks a lot. Still open to suggestions.















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