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Old 02-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sooooo, I've been dealing with off and on pain in my right knee for a few years. Every now and again I tweak it and it hurts for a few weeks then gets OK, that's about it..just OK.

Tonight I was riding and started noticing that I was not committing to my turns on the steeps. It's the sudden shifting of weight that I dont experience even at speeds on less steep. Shortly after, my knee was bothering me.

It's my skate knee. Now when I walk up the stairs, it clicks.

Anyone ever have this and what should I expect or ask for at the docs? my docs are pretty, uh whats a nice way of putting this, oblivious to anything but shoving antibiotics down my throat. There I said it So, should I request Physical Therapy or did I screw something up that is going to require a scalpel and possibly REALLY strong antibiotics once I get MRSA from the operation.

I can walk on it fine but when I put alot of weight on it , it just feels wrong...

I was FLYING today on the easy blues, MUCH better conditions than friday. Knee didn't bother me then, or I didnt care
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uhm, go to a knee specialist if you can afford it... you don't want to take a chance on the most important shocks on top of your snowboard.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am having some issues with mine at the moment. The ligament on the outside of my right knee has been bothering me for some time. I was riding at Castle a few weeks back and had a crash in heavy pow. Now it is sore every time I ride.

So I went to my doc and she said that an xray was the first thing to have done. She tells me they usually wont show a problem but its the first step. After that I had an MRI. (last week). I had a call from the hospital on Friday and I have to go see them next week. They tell me by then they will have the MRI results and will be able to tell me whats what.

While its sore I dont think mine is too bad. (fingers crossed) I figure that if I can still ride well I should be fine. I will let you know what the hospital says. I hope yours can be treated with physio! I would be interested to hear what your doc has to say.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea man, I'll let you know. Im gonna have to get this looked at. My insurance pays for everything, I have really good insurance but my doctors are really bad. I've switched a few times and it's the same. They can tell you when you have a 2x4 sticking out of your ribcage but can't really do much beyond that and slapping you with WAY over powered antibiotics lol.

Just sucks because I have to start with my doctor, and will have to wait for their evening hour day to get it looked at, which, they wont. they will then send me to someone, who then will send me downtown, then I'll have to deal with the traffic and walking from the parking garage, then get the scan after waiting an hour (why have appointments?!), then I 'll get results that say "negative" and then I'll have to pester the person that sent me there for the next steps over and over, until they FINALLY send me for an MRI to find out what is wrong AFTER they send me to another specialist in, yes you guess it, the same building I had to goto before!

One big circle jerk if you ask me. It's what I had to deal with to find out I had a thyroid issue, and then, the beginnings of something else. what they still aren't sure, could be MS or it could be Lupus. yea I know, sucks. Sucks even worse to not know for sure and be tossed around for testing constantly and every trip back, they look at you like "who are you again?"

And they say the American Medical system is good. If this is good I'd had to see bad.

Guess I should have been a professional football player. They have it made.
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Jesus, what a circus. Where do you live?
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Questions:
Describe the pain (sharp, stabbing, dull, achy, etc)
If you used one finger and pointed to the one sport that hurts the worst where would that spot be?
Does the joint swell when you "tweak" it every once in a while? If so, how much swelling?
What was the initial injury (what did you do to it the first time you hurt it)? Did it swell then & how badly?

FYI if you think American medicine is bad I will counter that your insurnace is on an HMO that is bad. It's not the American medical system...it's the freakin insurnace that drive the train.
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Questions:
Describe the pain (sharp, stabbing, dull, achy, etc)
If you used one finger and pointed to the one sport that hurts the worst where would that spot be?
Does the joint swell when you "tweak" it every once in a while? If so, how much swelling?
What was the initial injury (what did you do to it the first time you hurt it)? Did it swell then & how badly?

FYI if you think American medicine is bad I will counter that your insurnace is on an HMO that is bad. It's not the American medical system...it's the freakin insurnace that drive the train.
pain seem to be on the upper part behind the kneecap if that is possible. or just above it towards the inside side. Sometimes just below the kneecap. Never swelling. Not sure what or how this originally happened. My joints have been fubard since taking an antibiotic that I had an alergic reaction to, along with a thyroid and other problems, they not so hot. Office chair glued to my arse 9 hours a day doesnt help either.

The insurnace is blue cross/shield. I can skip the doc if I want and go straight to PT. It's the followup and diagnosis that I'm critical of, not really the process. My other insurnace had me jumping through hoops etc etc...it was an hmo. Not to mention, it paid 80% and often I was overbilled. My new insurance is 100% of everything zero deductible
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Jesus, what a circus. Where do you live?
Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Supposed to be a GREAT area for medical but, everything seems more geared toward scoring the big cash for major operations or treating major things that will get them alot of spotlight, everything else that requires alot of time for little money they want nothing to do with. The big hospitals are buying up doctors office's, slapping their name on it, giving the doctors salaries and saying " you have 10 minute to diagnose problems , and be sure to use THIS antibiotic and refer THIS doctor"

at least , that's the air that I get...
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pain seem to be on the upper part behind the kneecap if that is possible. or just above it towards the inside side. Sometimes just below the kneecap. Never swelling. Not sure what or how this originally happened. My joints have been fubard since taking an antibiotic that I had an alergic reaction to, along with a thyroid and other problems, they not so hot. Office chair glued to my arse 9 hours a day doesnt help either.
Sounds like RPPS (retro patellar pain syndrome). Does it hurt if you try to sit in one position for a long time (sitting in a movie theatre or driving for a few hours); knee starts to ache and you feel like you have to move it so it'll stop hurting? RPPS is a "garbage can" term because many things can cause RPPS. Injury/Specific exercise that creates asymmetry between the upper leg muscles, someone that just isn't biomechanically efficicent (few people really are), etc. The issue is usually one or to things: 1) the patella (kneecap) doesn't track in the grooves it is supposed to so it causes pain 2) the patella doesn't allow for the proper spacing between it and the femur (poor positioning) which hurts more with repeated flexion/extension.

No one can diagnosis you over the internet so you should see a health care provider. You don't necessarily need x-rays, but sunrise views can help determine if it is a spacing issue between the patella and femur. A good sports medicine PT can help fix the problem. There are some patellar bands that runners have used with success. It's a rubber band that fits over the space below the patella and above the tibia (over the patellar tendon). The tension can help the patella track straight by adding a bit of tension to the ligament.

All of this is from one of those American medical system people you were trashing so take it with a grain of salt...or an antibiotic
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Depending on the type of clicking it could be a small tear in your Meniscus that is flapping over and getting caught. Could also be that you blew your MCL apart that will heal on its own with time. My .02 cents start eating Jello the colligen in it has natural properties that will help with some of the regrowth of the mcl and any bone issue. After that get a good knee brace. I've kissed my left knee goodbye or so I thought till I got a solid knee brace with stabilizers on the side.
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