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Offline Iman-98

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Patella subluxation
« on: July 08, 2021, 07:58:07 PM »
Hi, I had dislocated my knee just over 6 weeks ago and Iím struggling to fully straighten and bend my knee. I received an X ray and MRI within this period and both results came back fine just an issue with a lot of fluid in the knee. Just wondering if this is normal as I have been doing exercises and recently tried the prone hang exercise, I have seen some increase within range of motion but itís starting to get infuriating that Iím unable to straighten. Iím walking okay but with a limp and Iím also worried I will start to get used to walking like this becoming permanent. Still on the waiting list for physio and Iím thinking about making an appointment with my local GP just to get another opinion as I donít want to do more damage by not getting it seen earlier. Anyone had a similar experience or any help with this issue?

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Re: Patella subluxation
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2021, 08:59:27 PM »
If in the U.K., could you pay to see an experienced msk physio privately to get assessed and a rehab programme? NHS waits are long and treatment is generally very hands off, if not virtual due to Covid.

U.K. GPs really arenít very expert about more severe musculoskeletal injuries. An experienced msk physio is a much better bet as they are specialised and see lots of cases. They can assess your knee and all your muscles thoroughly. Thereís probably swelling and tightness in the quads, hamstrings, calves for starters

Exercising in water is very worthwhile too if you can access a pool.

Definitely see a physio, an appointment is usually. If you happen to have private healthcare through work, even better. Around £50-70 Self pay

Good luck

« Last Edit: July 08, 2021, 10:10:45 PM by vickster »
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