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Offline Robc

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Seeking advice about problem knee
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:47:11 PM »
Hi everyone. I experienced some kind of trauma to my knee last March that caused my left knee to become very swollen which later had to be drained by a doctor. Since then, my knee has continued to have some minor tension, reduced flexibility (impossible to bend my knee all the way back or to hyperextend completely) as well as having some minor pain, especially when exercising. I don't know if the swollen period during march is what has caused the prolonged problems, but that seems to be about when it started. I should also note that my knees are really thin and bony and that when I tried to practice meditation about 10 years ago, I found my left knee to have a much harder time bending into the lotus positions, and that I actually felt something, (maybe the knee cap?) slip out of place temporarily, 2 or 3 times, not causing any permanent harm. Due to the shape and look of my knees, I have suspected that I would have knee problems at some point in my life.

Basically, I don't know what to do from here to help myself. I asked my doctor, but he was no help. Would I have to see a specialist to get help? Is there any way to self-diagnose and self-treat? General advice on reducing the wear and tear or exercises that might help?

Thank you all for your support, I am pretty lost on what I should do next.

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Re: Seeking advice about problem knee
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 08:33:20 PM »
You would be best to get referred to an orthopaedic specialist who can confirm the diagnosis, do tests, imaging like x Ray or mri, decide on the best course of action be it physiotherapy, surgery or something else. In the meantime, you should avoid anything that causes pain or irritation

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