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Knee Damage

Knee damage

The knee is an extremely complicated joint, with several structures that can be injured, including the collateral ligaments, the cruciate ligaments and the meniscus. The most common knee injuries involve a sprain, a strain or a tear. Ligament damage is the most common injury seen to the knee, and ligaments are what connect one bone to another within the joint. The most common symptom of a knee injury is pain, swelling and instability, often accompanied by snapping or popping at the time of injury. It is often caused by sporting accidents, but conditions such as osteoarthritis can also be a contributory factor. Whilst initial treatment consists of ice to control the swelling, treatment can vary from rest and physiotherapy through to surgery to repair the damage.

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Hi, I'm 15 years old and all my life my knees have locked in place at random times. Even while my knees aren't locked, I still have constant pain and they're very sore, sometimes I can't even walk because of the pain. I had been referred to a physiotherapist, however it only made them lock in place more often and more sore. Should I be worried and is it serious?





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Hi I'm 44 yr old female i had my Mir results as follows It confirms grade 4 degeneration in the patellofemoral joint and to a lesser extent in the load bearing surfaces,there is a very small tear on the posterior medial meniscus which they do not feel contributes to my symptoms. Consultant has told me to lose weight,now bearing in mind I've had two operations on my back ,one a discectomy an the other spine fusion where they ad torn my spinal cord,this was in 2011 and 2012 I've had nothing but problems with pain,it hurts to stand up hurts to sit down,now regarding my knee it is constantly swollen,pain is horrendous now my hip is starting to hurt I have been losing weight for about 2 months now but it's all going south as I find it very hard to excersise,I'm at my all time low as go or consultant won't do anything about my knee or hip,you are my last resort x





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I had a knee replacement last Austgust and have been ill ever since. It has nickle and cobolt in it and I am allergic to both the surgeon new I was allergic to nickle before the operation. I have lost 7 stone in weight because I feel sick all the time and can't stand the smell of food, all my joints hurt and I spend most of my time in bed because I am so exhausted all the time. My surgeon has refused to take the replacement out and replace it with one without metal in it If I carry on like this I think I won't be here for christmas.





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I'm a 26 year old female I had an operation on my knee due to both knees dislocating more than 20 times a year. Now I have reduced my weight, my knees are fine but I fell over a month after my op and now I have pain in my calf it feels like its on fire after a 5 min walk it's no good to say in only 26 can you give me a reason why it hurts?





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Im 18 years old and I'm female I have osgood schlatter it has completely destroyed my life! I am very embarrassed about it. My confidence is at its lowest I don't like wearing dresses short or anything tight. I'm embarrassed to get changed in front of my partner and they are always in pain. Is there any way the hospital would agree to letting me have an operation to get rid of the lump? Please help!!!





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I'm 18 years old and a year ago I got hit by a car and everytime i lay down for a long while my knee's start hurting and i get really bad cramp and my right knee will try and pop out of place what should i do please help ???





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Age 36, 6 ft, 14 stone, photographer, play football once a week 5 a side Hello, When I squat the back and the outside of my knee hurts. If I squat for more than 10 seconds or when I'm driving for more than 20 minutes or even sitting in front of my computer for more than 20 minutes, when I get up I can NOT fully straight my legs as I feel a terrible pain at the back of my knees, causing some times loose of my balance. I have to get up straightening my legs very slowly and it could take 15-30 seconds to fully recover, looking like an old person trying to walk. I don't think the problem is with the bones but it feels like when I'm doing any of the above, I'm pressing a particular vein witch stops the blood to circulate and when I get up, the blood starts to circulate again, that's how I would better describe it. I don't feel any pain when I'm in movement, apart from squatting and don't feel any pain in other joints of my boddy. Ps.: I went to see a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and they said it's all good! How can it be???





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I too have a similar problem. I went to see a physiotherapist who told me that the ligaments on the inside of my had been damaged years ago and that had caused the ligaments on the outside of my knee to tighten and pull my knee cap slightly so that it began to rub on my knee joint. I need to loose a lot of weight so began going to the gym, where I have already lost 6 stone, but the constant Burpees, squat thrust and squats but me in excruciating pain. the remedy was to do some simple exercise to strengthen the internal muscle and ligament; to pull the knee cap back but to date this has not worked and I am truly considering looking for some type of surgery. I am 43 and currently 17.5stone

Hi im 49 I slipped at work and Ive a tear in my knee cartlidge I av the injections im still off work whats the next step will it heal it self.





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Hi im 18 years old and for the past five years my knees constantly lock and pop. Sometimes it hurts while other times it doesnt. im a waitress and my knees get sore to the point that i have to sit down after working for only an hour or two on my feet. im wondering if i should be worried and talk to my doctor or not?





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Yes defintely happened to me was serious

hi im 20 and had a problem with my knees all my life. when i started high school i started to get bullied over the look of my legs and noticed i had boness that stick out either side of my knees (fibula) which causes the shape of my legs to be crucked. this affects my life so much, im severly depressed cannot go outside, i have no friends as i restrict myself from the outside world i still live with my mum and i just feel like this will never change for me. As im a female its very hard, i have very low self esteem and stuggle to cope with this anymore, i have tried to sort it but no one will help me i really hope you could help it would change my life completly.





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