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Knees Causing Back And Knee Problems

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  • Posted By: ulfhednar
  • November 17, 2007
  • 07:54 PM

dear sirs, i was involved in a accident which severely impacted my knee caps. I was diagnosed with patellar tendonitis but in all fairness, most attention was directed to other injuries so the injuries received little attention. i coped for several years with the pain and i noticed that i developed a permanent bend in my knees to alleviate pressure on my lower kneeecaps, mostly from sleeping with my knees elevated. I come from a culture that does not complain much or ask for help so i have dealt with my condition by myself, icing and alot of ibuprofen to reduce inflamation. Along with the permanent bend i have noticed dystrophy to my calves and leg muscles excepting a noticable enlargment to my quad and grotesque enlargment of my glutes. Very suprising in light of the fact i cannot run or walk very well. I have noticed i am also developing a bow legged walk and putting alot of pressure on the outside edge of my foot. In the last year or so i have also developed a pronounced arch to lower back and associated pain and now in the last few months to alleviate pressure on my lower back, my neck is coming forward very noticably.i have developed a hump and along with neck pain i have a constant headach, pain behind my eyes seemingly conecting to pain in my neck.could these symptons be caused by my knees being damaged?

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  • Yes most certainly, all though i would not rule out other causes, it sounds as though you have developed knee flexion contractures, and are experiencing postural changes related to this. See if you can stretch your legs so your knees are straight try and sleep with them straight and get some serious medical attention if you can. Your abnormal muscular development sounds as if it is related to your gait if your knees are always bent your gluts and quads are probably going to have to work harder to stop your legs from collapsing.good luck.
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    • November 19, 2007
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