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Constant knee pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 7, 2006
  • 04:06 PM

I've had knee pain since high school. I'm now 23. It's always in my left knee and is aggrevated by walking, running, streching it to far and hitting it. After my last child it has gotten worse. I can't run more than 5 minutes without my knee buckling under me and almost falling over. Sometimes you can hear it clicking when I bend it certain ways. I was a rough child, but I hadnt had a severe injury to this leg. Now it seems there is a constant overstreched pain in my thigh no matter what I do. Does anyone know whats going on?

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  • Hi. I experience the same. You said yours started in high school and I am in high school. Mine started about 2 years ago. I have the same thing you described, but with accompanied pain everywhere else as well. Mine started as knee pain and now I hurt all over. I have yet to find a doctor who knows what is wrong with me. Actually I have yet to find a doctor who can stay in a room with me for more than 5 minutes. I don't think any of them take me seriously since I am only 15. I have always been a rough child though. I love outdoors and I love playing sports. Which I had to give up sports because the workouts and everything were to much for me to bare. I often get depressed about it too. I just wish someone would find out something. Anything. I just want a name. But, as for your knee pain, I understand what you are going through. I can hear my bones pop all the time and when I swing my legs my knees pop a lot. It is a really weird sound! When I touch my knees I can feel a popping or grinding motion. So far, I have not found a pain medicine that works. Well, I just want you to know that you are defiantly not alone and I know what you are going through, even if I am only 15. I understand. Have you seen any specialist about it? All mine say it is nothing to worry about even though they don't know what it is! You could possibly have severe tendonitis. That's what they told me at first. I guess it could be not only your knee but the muscles that control your knee. That was a possibility for me also. I have done alot of research though and seen a lot of doctors. I would suggest doing research as well. Just look for something that fits your symptoms and ask about it. I don't really know. Well, other than that I think that may be all I can tell you. Sorry I couldn't be of help. I don't know what is wrong with me either, 'yet'. Your friend, Christi
    wilson_gal22 46 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 11:32 PM
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  • ive been going through the same thing and have been to many doctors. they all just tell me no more running thinking that it's going to help... only it doesnt. they say they have no idea what is wrong and they keep making me get Xrays even though each time they find nothing is wrong. mine has only been going on for almost a year and i know how it feels even though everyone says it cant be as bad as it seems
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  • Please consider trying acupuncture as a treatment option for knee pain. The largest double blind, placebo controlled study done by the National Institutes of Health was done in the late 90's on knee pain. The conclusion - acupuncture helps! Visit www.acufinder.com for information and to find a practitioner near you. Best wishesDOM
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  • Isis has the doctor suggested an arthroscopy? To check inside your knee to actually see what is going on in there? Maybe that is the next step. If they see any damage whilst inside they can usually repair it at the same time. An arthroscopy is a very simple procedure that you should recover from in around 6 weeks or less. The only scarring is around two small holes either side of your kneecap where they place the instruments to look inside. You should be given only a local anaesthetic
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  • I totally agree with the previous poster that acupuncture will help and I would like to add that it sounds like a joint stabilization related problem.Unfortunately traditional medical doctors are not trained in exercise science and therefore rarely understand or recommend corrective exercise program.I find in my practice that most of the knee problems are related to dysfuctions in abdominal wall and hips.I recommend:1. Assessment and corrective exercise program by a C.H.E.K practitioner2. Custom made footbeds3. Diet with a high content of gelatin like a bone broth form a healthy grass-fed animal bones or other form of gelatin supplementation.4. Stress and rest need to be addressed5. You not always have to have a severe injury to the knee, sometime persistence faulty movement pattern is enough.6. Very good book for you to read is "How to eat move and be healthy"http://www.amazon.com/dp/1583870067?tag=wwwworkoutmas-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1583870067&adid=15W4MW2NWSFRJ52HNF5T&
    Aram Ovsepian 18 Replies Flag this Response
  • From what you describe it is possible that you have torn some cartilage or damaged ligaments, an arthroscope sounds like a good idea to me. Doctors are pretty dismissive about this stuff if you can find a good spots medicine clinic they usually take these things more seriously and know how to deal with them.
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  • For at least the last 10 years my knees constantly click, and i mean constantly. If i sit down and stretch my legs out they will both click, then five mins later i do the same. I have to click them, they dont hurt but it just doesnt feel comfortable until i do.I have no pain, as they click, but after a long day they can ache. What worries me is that its both knees and the frequency of it. Alot of my joints click from time to time like my right wrist will click twice in one movement sometimes and even my shoulder will click a couple times a day. Friends have also worried me by saying i will develop arthritis.Others say that it may be down to stress. Anyways any help would be appreciated!Mikey
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  • I took a helmet to the knee playing football 4 1/2 years ago, since then, I've had non-stop pain in my knee. I'm 18 years old and most doctors and physical therapists I go to either say there's nothing they can do, or act like I'm lying. I can feel when the weather changes and everything and the physical therapist I just went and saw said that it's impossible for that to happen since I'm 18 years old. I haven't had an MRI yet, and he claims I don't need it because he "knows what's wrong." I dunno, but after seeing doctors for 4 1/2 years and none of them knowing, it's hard to believe that this guy is the miracle man.
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  • I got hit by a WCL in Florida and nothing happened immediately. however, after a few weeks i developed a smiliar constant knee pain. When I got my x ray done, there was some black spot and I was told it might be an Internal Injury and now after Cat Scan, am told i have a cyst developed in my knee. Doctor also says although Cyst cannot be the reason for my constant knee pain.I cant fold my knee in one position for long, it pains very acute when i try to unfold it. I cant keep it straight for long, again it pains when i fold it to sit or watever i do.This pain is crazy ? Any clue any one?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 00:43 PM
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  • Doctors say all sorts of stupid things why cant a cyst cause pain
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2008
    • 08:32 AM
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  • I took a helmet to the knee playing football 4 1/2 years ago, since then, I've had non-stop pain in my knee. I'm 18 years old and most doctors and physical therapists I go to either say there's nothing they can do, or act like I'm lying. I can feel when the weather changes and everything and the physical therapist I just went and saw said that it's impossible for that to happen since I'm 18 years old. I haven't had an MRI yet, and he claims I don't need it because he "knows what's wrong." I dunno, but after seeing doctors for 4 1/2 years and none of them knowing, it's hard to believe that this guy is the miracle man.dude ur just having bad luck u need to rest ur knee for about 3 months dont even do squats as it will make it bad again u need rest i had same problem my knee wouldnt ever heal was startin to lose hope then i stoped training for 3 motnts and the pain has stoped i started training again and cant feel the pain at all
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  • Hello, As a physical therpist I work with knee injuries all the time. Unfortunately your symptoms can be related to a number of different knee conditions. Could be tendonitis or a meniscus/cartilage tear. Obviously seeing an orthopedic doctor that specializes in the knee would be helpful. In the mean time I would suggest using ice on your knee, 10 minutes at a time a few times a day. Avoid any activities that aggravate your knees. Hope this helps and good luck.
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  • After playing basketball on hard outdoor surfaces for many years, my knees starting hurting pretty bad, especially going up and down stairs. Here are some tips, some from doctors, that help:1) strengthen the quadricepsThis is the muscle on the top ofyour thigh. The excercises included sitting in a chair and raising your foot up. Add a weight if you can. Also, try walking upstairs backwards. This also strengthens the quadriceps. As you get older the patela tends to drop, and this causes pain. Strengthening this muscle pulls the patela up to where it should be. 2) Where wide shoes. 3) Stretch a lot and warm up before playing ball or running.
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  • i have the same problem, i am 17 years old and have patella femoral syndrome. my knee cap and and joints contactly grind up agaisnt each other and causes inflamation. I can no longer walk up the stairs at my high school without being late to class i am in constant discomfort and usauly cant sleep because my knees are in pain. i went to three month of physio but my knees only got worse, i can no longer go that much with friends around town because i get to sore i am going to see a specialist to see what my options are besides surgery, i have problems with joints locking which is how this problem soon was reconized by a dr. i already have arthridus, im tired of being sore all the time when im a 17 year old girl i should be able to go out in have fun but it feels like dr's care more about me paying them , then them actualy making me better
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  • I was a gymnast for 11 years and my knee pain started when I was only 6 years old! By the time I was 13 my knees brought me to tears everyday! And bein a gymnast I never cry! I had to quit cuz it was to much for me to handle! After I quit I got an MRI and that showed nuthin..they made me do physical theropy and that made it so much worse....Imy knees have been in constant pain for 11 years now and I'm bout to turn 17.... My knees are gettin so bad.. They collapsed underneath me and I fell to the ground. Their gettin to the point where the pain is so bad that I've been gettin extremely lightheaded and dizzy all the time... And I've seen a bunch of doctors and no one knows what's wrong and I believe they think I'm fakin or Lyin.... A doctor accused meof lyin once... I'm really tired of this and idk what to do anymore!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2011
    • 01:37 PM
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