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Offline slim2222

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Discomfort in the Knee while Walking and Climbing Stairs
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:55:51 AM »
Hi,

Hope someone can give some pointers.

I am having discomfort in my knee (lower part of the knee, left leg). The X-Ray doesnt know any damage. I also have a bakers cyst. Not really sure if the both are related.

There is slight pain, while walking, climbing stairs. If I do quad/hamstring exercises, the pain reduces, then if I do not exercise for a week, then pain starts to come back again.

Is this related to some sort of tear/strain in Meniscus or ACL ?

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Re: Discomfort in the Knee while Walking and Climbing Stairs
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 02:11:45 PM »
Have you consulted with a physiotherapist to see whether there's a muscle imbalance or tightness somewhere on the chain from hips to feet causing the knee pain?  Perhaps try sports massage and foam rolling in conjunction with the exercises

Have a read around patello-femoral syndrome and see if the symptoms match - there's info in the patella primer in the learning portfolio on this website

If it continues, see a knee specialist

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Re: Discomfort in the Knee while Walking and Climbing Stairs
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 12:25:01 PM »
Hi,

I got an MRI done for the knee. Supposedly there is Grade 1 sprain in the upper gastrocnemius muscle, resulting in fluid build-up in the back of the knee and then moving to the front of the knee, that causes the pain and discomfort.

Has anyone had a similar experience ?

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Re: Discomfort in the Knee while Walking and Climbing Stairs
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 02:22:49 PM »
Sounds like nothing too serious and something a good sports Physio should be able to sort :)
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Re: Discomfort in the Knee while Walking and Climbing Stairs
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 12:07:26 PM »
Does it hurt to fully straighten or bend it or both

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Re: Discomfort in the Knee while Walking and Climbing Stairs
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 12:47:38 PM »
Sounds like a classic case of PFS pain going up and down stairs as long as you are not experiencing severe pain building up the quads will help make the kneecap tighter, this should stop the slight pain you are feeling right now. Might be patella tendonitis that can also be painful going up and down stairs and steep slopes that I have got chronically. Building up my quads has helped reduce the pain going up and down stairs, I had very tight muscles that caused pressure onto the kneecap that has greatly reduced since my physio reduced the tightness.

Swimming is a great way to build up the muscles with minimal strain 3 times a week increasing it as your leg muscles become stronger. If the pain increases and it's regular then it is time to see your OS for another review, a good physio will know when the times is right to see your OS again if she/he feels they can no longer help any further to improve the knee pain and discomfort.

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