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Knee fluid/swelling/inflammation/tenderness???

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  • Posted By: annoying knee
  • January 16, 2008
  • 05:13 PM

Hi everyone, I'm new here and in desperate need of some help! (I need to get sleep!)

About 4 years ago I was dancing around my house and I jumped and whacked my knee off (this is very hard to explain), it's like the corner of a door I guess.... anyway I hit the middle of my knee off this wood and I have vivid memories off me lying on the floor screaming with pain.....

Of course being me (and my family) I didn't go to the doctor or get it checked out-nothing. I don't remember how soon it took for fluid/inflammation/tenderness to occur but it's been there ever since... It's like the skin above my knee-cap has become enlarged and it feels very gooey and soft....

A couple of years ago I was running and i slipped on some leaves and fell, split the knee open and had to get it stitched up. It wasn't a particulary hard fall it was just because of the tenderness of the knee (it wouldnt have happened to my other knee)

While I was at the hospital getting it stitched up I got an x-ray but there was no damage to the bones....

I haven't thought about it for ages but the other day in hockey I felt the knee suddenly hurt and it felt like stuff moved inside it...

Now that I've began thinking about it and researching it, I'm getting worried. I seem to have lost some strength in the muscle above my knee and the knee hurts when I prod it...

I can't find a logical explanation for my knee problem on the internet so that's why I'm here pleading for help!

By the way I'm 17 and could 4 years of playing hockey, cricket and tennis have made the injury worse?? In all fairness i think I didn't visit the doc in the first place because I thought the injury would somehow, magically disappear...

I'm going to go and get it checked out after the hockey season ends this year (around march) so here's hoping I get some kind of answers...

But for now I'm freaking out and would really appreciate any help or advice I can get from people out there!!

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  • By the way I'm 17 and could 4 years of playing hockey, cricket and tennis have made the injury worse?? In all fairness i think I didn't visit the doc in the first place because I thought the injury would somehow, magically disappear... Yes. Denial is not going to make your knee better:rolleyes: ! Please go to an acupuncturist and plan on going for at least 6-8 sessions. Acupuncture is brilliant for all kinds of knee injuries, and helps to promote healing and reduce swelling. To find a practitioner visit www.acufinder.com or www.nccaom.org. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 07:53 PM
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