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Knee Pain at night

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  • Posted By: acmiddle
  • April 10, 2008
  • 02:28 PM

I do a lot of exercise and am generally very fit. For the last couple of months I have been waking up in the middle of the night with my right knee in agony. I gingerly move it back and forth a few times then the pain goes away. It may come back several times in the night. Never affects me during the day, but both knees have started 'clicking' a lot when I do squats.
Does anyone recognise these symptoms?:confused:

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  • the obvious thing is Patello femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is an extremely common condition, covering a range of usually vague symptoms of pain its an overuse syndrome so you might want reduce the amount of exercise that you get i cut and pasted the following from a website.Patello femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) patients tend to present with proprioceptive deficits and dysfunction in the way the key quadriceps muscle, vastus medialis obliquus (VMO), is firing. A rehab regime including patellar taping can reverse VMO motor-control dysfunction and reduce patellofemoral pain.Beyond these few established facts, the research evidence rapidly runs out. While there are theories about what predisposes an individual to patello femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) – lateral patellar tracking, lower-limb malalignment, tight lateral patellofemoral structures – as yet no scientific evidence supports any of them. Moreover, evidence is lacking when it comes to ‘treatments’ to rectify any of these problems a good sports doctor is probably the best person to see also orthotic inserts can-also be helpful
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  • Hi, Thankyou for the feedback. Yes I've heard of PFPS. I have a lot of cycling/walking/jogging colleagues who have various knee problems, but none of us have exactly the same problem. The knee joint is so complicated. I sometimes get Runners Knee (or Ilio Tibial Band Friction Syndrome) so I went to www.physioroom.com and bought the recommended knee support, which has been magic allowing me to run or cycle without my knee collapsing underneath me in agony. Sometimes walking down a steep slope can hammer the joint into a painful spasm. I spend a lot of money on decent running and walking shoes. Cheers,
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