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Help - Cannot Diagnose Knee Pain

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  • Posted By: jehdfd
  • January 9, 2011
  • 01:59 AM

Please help if you can. I have seen three doctors for my knee pain and had an MRI which is normal. There has been no diagnosis but the pain is so severe that I cannot kneel. I fell about four years ago while hiking and landed in a kneeling position on my right knee. Since then I am unable to kneel without severe pain at the front of my knee/lower kneecap area. The pain is even aggravated by the pressure pants put on my bent knee so that I can't even ride a bicycle with long pants. Normal activities are fine with absolutely no pain and I can run/bike etc. as long as I avoid pressure on the front of the knee. Please help if you can as this is really affecting my quality of life and my career. Thanks!

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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. I hope you are seeing a knee specialist/orthopedic surgeon. Many MRIs can come back showing no issues because the problem is more dynamic. I would also hope you are seeing a physical therapist for advise. I would imagine you have some patella femoral related pain syndrome. For more information on patella issues visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/knee-cap-pain.html Good luck. ~JTrempe PT, ATC
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • January 14, 2011
    • 04:36 AM
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  • Thanks for your response and the link. I have seen two orthopedic surgeons but after reviewing the MRI they both replied, "Avoid activity that causes pain." Great advice, huh? I haven't seen a PT first because I need a referral and second because the pain is unpredictable. I can go months without aggravating it and then one wrong move and I'm in unbearable pain for a few days and then it just goes away as quickly as it came on. The docs did say that both my patellas track to far laterally so that makes some sense with the link you sent.Anyway, thanks again for your advice!
    jehdfd 1 Replies
    • January 14, 2011
    • 04:22 PM
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