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by SuspectDevice
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:35 am
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic
Replies: 63
Views: 6601

Re: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic

Dear Vickster, thanks for the post some food for thought and evidence: A) I stopped to bike ca. 1 year ago - the sport i do are swimming with the pullbuoi (to avoid potential stress on the knees) and do some walks B) I used to do daily streching and strengthening exercises, i take superflex 6 pills...
by SuspectDevice
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:59 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic
Replies: 63
Views: 6601

Re: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic

As hard as it is to do, have you tried backing off strenuous exercise for say 6 months and just doing gentle walking, maybe some swimming without kicking (use an ankle strap & pull buoy between the thighs to float your lower half)? That combined with the anti-inflammatory Celebrex was what I nee...
by SuspectDevice
Sun Oct 01, 2023 1:24 am
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic
Replies: 63
Views: 6601

Re: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic

The other thing that may be the case for all of us is central nervous system pain sensitisation. Sort of a fibromyalgia type thing. I notice sudden loud noises affect me much more than they used to which is a symptom of this type of issue. I'm also quite sore in many other places these days (wrists,...
by SuspectDevice
Thu Aug 03, 2023 2:25 am
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic
Replies: 63
Views: 6601

Re: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic

Yes, I've been discussing my experiences with Andrea by PM. Ironically, my old symptoms started coming back a few weeks ago when I was doing some stretches for my psoas muscles to try to relieve a groin/adductor/lower ab problem I've had for over 2 years now, which seems to be exacerbated by running...
by SuspectDevice
Tue Jul 11, 2023 2:42 am
Forum: Your success stories
Topic: Success Story - patellofemoral pain syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 1783

Re: Success Story - patellofemoral pain syndrome

Yup, took me 6 years due to medical incompetence/laziness/tunnel vision.  Only my own research which led to Dr Dyes worked saved me.
by SuspectDevice
Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Patellar Syndrome ???
Replies: 17
Views: 4401

Re: Patellar Syndrome ???

Hello, I follow Vickster advice and I had a look on your profil and watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybd4MZe3jk&t=85s. I also read that you took NSAIDS for 6 monthts ? Is it good for knee cartilage ? My knee cartilage is the best it's been in years. As well as having loss of ...
by SuspectDevice
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Patellar Syndrome ???
Replies: 17
Views: 4401

Re: Patellar Syndrome ???

Hello, I follow Vickster advice and I had a look on your profil and watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybd4MZe3jk&t=85s. I also read that you took NSAIDS for 6 monthts ? Is it good for knee cartilage ? My knee cartilage is the best it's been in years. As well as having loss of ...
by SuspectDevice
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Patellar Syndrome ???
Replies: 17
Views: 4401

Re: Patellar Syndrome ???

Hi YOA, So sorry to hear about your pain and distress! I hope you find healing and relief soon. I'm not a physician...so judge my advice accordingly. It sounds to me like you are suffering from inflammation of soft tissues around your knee. It could indeed be patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) or...
by SuspectDevice
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 8848

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

Same here, and still struggling with accepting that my knees will never be what they used to be :( Hang in there mate. My knees are now much much better than other parts of my much-abused body (adductors, wrists, thumbs.....). Still got that first Ironman on my agenda though - this time with our yo...
by SuspectDevice
Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 8848

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

I am pretty certain my problem is the cartilage as the more I use my knees the worse it is and it's all anterior. That's how I was, but the issue was not primarily cartilage. Sure, the cartilage on the back of my kneecaps was in trouble, but that triggered chronic synovial inflammation. I had to ge...
by SuspectDevice
Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Long Term after a partial lateral meniscectomy at 16?
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

Re: Long Term after a partial lateral meniscectomy at 16?

Knowing what I know now, I'd add hip/glute/core strengthening/stability exercises to your agenda to help take load off your knees.
by SuspectDevice
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 8848

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

I agree. The 'experts' all say different things. Many encourage walking to strengthen muscles. Several have said biking- but biking is terrible as it's all patellofemoral joint. I think all the injections are a waste of money but it enables health care people to offer something. If there is an effe...
by SuspectDevice
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 8848

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

Very helpful. Discoloration can be a symptom of chronic regional pain syndrome, but the fact that the pregabalin didn't help goes against that. Interesting. Knees are such a strange joint. My biggest problem at the moment is the operated leg which has a very weak knee now and amazing muscle wasting...
by SuspectDevice
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 8848

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

The other symptom I recall was hot discoloured kneecaps. They used to go a red and purple colour. IMO this was a clear indication on underlying chronic inflammation, which none of the 'experts' seemed to register with? In fact the best expert I saw was our local (small city) orthopedic surgeon who d...
by SuspectDevice
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 8848

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

I honestly thought I'd be stuck with the knee pain for life. I started contemplating dual amputation! I couldn't imagine another 30+ years with that nagging pain. You are 2 years in....which is still a long time to be in pain. It took me about 5 years to get the answer. Once on the Celebrex, I start...

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