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Offline GillyJay

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Chondromalacia? surgery next?
« on: March 04, 2019, 06:07:01 PM »
Hi, Iíve posted previously about my bouts of spasmodic electric shock pains in my right knee. Last time I had them was just before Christmas  and they lasted 5 days. Here I am again and Iíve been having them for the last week. They happen when Iím sat down and occasionally when Iím standing still. I think itís Chondromalacia. My symptoms seem to match up to that anyway. The pains occur at varying intervals. Sometimes I get two or three sharp pains in an hour when resting and then nothing for a couple of hours. The sharp pains occur when Iím sat down and only last a couple of seconds but they are strong enough to make me gasp. They move around the lower half of the kneecap  but  the majority are felt to the lower left of it. I donít get them in bed thankfully but despite resting, icing and taking NSAIDs this time around they Dont appears to be fading. I think this bout Is worse since last time? I workout three times a week starting with power walking for 40 mins but since this bout started Iíve stopped the walking and adjusted my gym routine to more upper body work using resistance machines to keep the weight off my knees and Iím doing a lot floor work to strengthen the muscles around the knee. The knee is making a lot more noise than usual too. I had successful PKR on the other knee a year ago and am beginning to think my right knee is going to need surgery too. Iíd appreciate any comments/feedback from anyone experiencing similar please? Should I stop the gym work until this subsides? Would that help?
OA in both knees probably brought on by lifetime of various impact sports.
PKR on left knee 2018 after years of problems
March 2019 start of problems with right knee but with different symptoms.

Offline Brandon123

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Re: Chondromalacia? surgery next?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 03:28:49 PM »
Hi GillyJay,

I would stop the gym work and RICE a lot for a few weeks, and see if things improves. Hopefully they will!
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment