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Offline thomashazell123

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Tightness behind the knee
« on: August 26, 2017, 01:38:22 PM »
About twelve weeks ago i was playing football and jumped up and landed on my knee, it popped quite loudly but after about 5 minutes i could stand a hobble. The next day my knee was swollen but not dramatically and i was limping quite severely for about 3 weeks, i didn't see a doctor until after about 5 weeks and they told me it was simply soft tissue damage, i have been having physio and was going really well, i can run, jump and turn without it feeling unstable and i have full quad contraction and can extend my leg fully, but over the last two weeks my knee still has a bit of swelling and i can also feel a tightness behind my knee which doesn't really hurt but it is uncomfortable. Could anyone please help?

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Re: Tightness behind the knee
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 02:13:00 PM »
Ask the physio as they are the experts :) get them to test for meniscus damage. If it continues, try to see a knee specialist and get an MRI

Do you use ice after physio/expercising? If not, see if that helps. Heat could also be beneficial for tightness
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