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Pain when bending and putting weight

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 28, 2011
  • 07:55 PM

Hello,

About a week ago I started experiencing anterior knee pain when either jumping or squatting. I did not have any swelling, catching, soreness, or discomfort besides when jumping or squatting. Sitting for long periods of time is not a problem, nor is straightening the leg and putting a lot of weight on it (for example, standing straight with weights and balanced on the bad leg).

Since I hadn't noticed any issues with it recently I tried putting some weight on it. I bent my leg to about 45 degrees with all my weight on it and with my shin perpendicular to the floor and it was fine. I then leaned forward a little so that my knee was no longer perpendicular and I felt I very sharp and sudden pain in the center of the knee cap. Again no swelling or discomfort other than that sharp pain and no lasting discomfort. I can turn, twist, bend, kneel, straighten and put my weight on the knee as long as it isn't too much weight without any pain felt.

I am about 28 years old, healthy weight, no history of knee injuries or problems and am fairly active in running, roller skating, and hiking though nothing competitive or high intensity. I did, however, run three days in a row without a resting day so that may have contributed. I have been resting the knee very well and doing light stretches/exercises each day so if it still seems to be an issue after this weekend I will go see my doctor.

Any ideas? I have searched for anterior knee pain and all the results seem to suggest that I would be experiencing other things (like knee catching, clicking, swelling, discomfort in other knee configurations, trouble walking up/down stairs) so I am a little lost as to what it could be.

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  • Just an update to this:My knee has been slowly getting better. I have been resting it as much as possible and it seems to be working. I am progressively putting more and more weight on the knee and noticing definite improvements each passing day.I have also been slowly increasing the exercise on the leg (walking short distances, then walking 5km, then 10km, etc.) with only very light soreness felt afterward even though there is no soreness during the activity. Yesterday was the first day I felt no soreness after activity so I am planning to increase to a very light run and see how it goes. Still unsure as to the original problem as there was no swelling of any kind.
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  • Just an update to this: My knee has been slowly getting better. I have been resting it as much as possible and it seems to be working. I am progressively putting more and more weight on the knee and noticing definite improvements each passing day. I have also been slowly increasing the exercise on the leg (walking short distances, then walking 5km, then 10km, etc.) with only very light soreness felt afterward even though there is no soreness during the activity. Yesterday was the first day I felt no soreness after activity so I am planning to increase to a very light run and see how it goes. Still unsure as to the original problem as there was no swelling of any kind. I would suggest you see a physiotherapist for diagnosis and treatment of your anterior knee pain. In the mean time you may be interested in checking out the following links for detailed information on some of the more likely causes of the symptoms you describe including treatment: Patellofemoral Pain SyndromePatella TendonitisHope that helps and good luck,PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com
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    • August 16, 2011
    • 02:15 AM
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