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Offline hockeygirl26

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Meniscus tear, gastrocnemius?
« on: June 08, 2015, 03:27:32 AM »
So in January of this year, my knee started hurting me from no obvious activity but it definitely had a defining week or so where I realized I had hurt it. I suffered through the pain until I went to a doctor in May, who diagnosed a proximal gastrocnemius sprain. However, my symptoms do not entirely line up with what he said. My symptoms are as follows:
-stiff knee after sitting for 10 or more minutes--always have to take a few steps holding on to something it isvery painful!
-slight ache when keeping it still for too long
-pain when extending and bending the knee fully, although it is possible
-pain when kneeling, not too possible to kneel, I avoid it
I don't really remember having any calf pain associated with this, mostly all in my knee in the back towards the outside of the knee more.
If you all have any opinions as to what this could be, that'd be great! I'm a young, 22 year old female, fairly athletic and it's still hurting after 5 months! Thanks!

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Re: Meniscus tear, gastrocnemius?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 07:24:49 AM »
You don't mention having an MRI or even an x Ray. After 5 months, you should be requesting imaging and seeing a knee specialist. Your symptoms could be caused by many things or a combination of things. The scan will help the specialist rule out or in
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Re: Meniscus tear, gastrocnemius?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 06:05:22 PM »

I had a reference to gastrocnemius on an MRI scan relating to my knee - according to the report there was a problem of the insertion into the back of the medial chondyle - the big G word is a calf muscle and narrows into the tendon I think where it inserts into the back of the medial chondyle.

I've not researched this aspect [much] so apologies if any of it is incorrect -

As for you commenting on aspects of the report not making sense or adding up well welcome to the club -  ;D - If you wish to get to the bottom of this you will need to do some considerable research learning about your problem -

I have a problem where an MRI report suggested everything was in good order - One problem with this is that the report did not correlate to what was going on in the knee - suffice to say there were not zero symptoms in the knee that the MRI report seemed to suggest or lead the GP to think when he read the report - The GP has now been informed-