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kurstie posted:
I've had sever knee pain for years now, and had gone to many podiatrists, and regular doctors and I guess I was always just to young for the doctor to fully understand what I was trying to explain, but here recently I "annoyed" my normal doctor enough to where she finally got my knees x-rayed. She told me I have some syndrome thing in both knees that causes the caps to slip into the inside of my legs, also that I need to be doing "excercises" and wearing supportive braces. I could really use some help with what all this is and how it's going to effect my life and what I can do about it.
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_swank_ responded:
First you need to get a name for the syndrome otherwise nobody can really help you much.

Second, in all those years you should have gone to an orthopedic surgeon instead of a podiatrist or family doctor. They are not experts on knees and you have probably suffered needlessly for years by going to the wrong doctors.
 
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kurstie replied to _swank_'s response:
to go to a specialist i had to get a referal from an ordinary doctor and they always told me i was just fine
 
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_swank_ replied to kurstie's response:
It's up to you to insist that you're not fine. Some doctors are more stubborn than others about referrals and you have to insist.
 
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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
Hello,

This sounds like Patellofemoral Syndrome. You should go see an orthopedic surgeon, who will evaluate you and get you on a guided program.

- Dr. Raj
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC www.drhipandknee.com
 
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giftlady2 replied to Bal M Rajagopalan, MD's response:
Thank goodness a real answer, I was to a doctor and all I got was to do excerises.
I am losing weight but I use to work as CNA and have fell on my knees twice and now they really hurt.
 
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elkhoundmom responded:
I have this as well. The Dr. said the tendons going over my knee are too tight which causes my kneecap to be pulled out of place. They are doing a procedure called a lateral release. They make a small cut in the tendon so its not too tight. This took 6 (at least) Dr visits and finally the last one ordered an MRI. But they all refuse to give me pain meds. ??? Some days the pain reduces me to tears. I pray this surgery will help. And that they don't kill me with the physical therapy!!
 
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jankearney123 replied to elkhoundmom's response:
PROBABLY WON'T GET AN ANSWER SINCE THID BOARD ISD 8 MOS OLD. BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH MY KNEES HOWEVER I'M 52 HAD MAJOR SURGERY SO THAT THERE IS SEVERE NUMBNESS ON THE OUTSDIDE OF MY LOWER LEGS AND I WAS BUTCHERED,. I FOUND OUT AS A YOUNG ADULT THAT THE SURGERY THEY DID BACK AS A CHILD WAS AN ARCHAIC SURGERY EVEN FOR THAT TIME.
I DO THERAPY IN THE WATER TRY AT LEAST 3 X A WEEK MY PRIMARY DOC WANTS ME I 5 X A WEEK BUT I OWNA PLUMBING CO. AND THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE. I ALSO DO MANY OTHER EXERCISES EVERY OTHER DAY! AND THEY SUCK BUT DO HELP RELIEVE THE PAIN. I'M A HUGE ADVOCATE OF EXERCISE AND WEIGHT REDUCTION.
I'VE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH MY WEIGHT SINCE THESE KNEES BECAME A PROBLEM AT AGE 12 AND IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO DO MUCH ACTIVITY! SO..........................
 
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_swank_ replied to jankearney123's response:
So, it sounds like it's time for you to see an orthopedic surgeon. Your primary care doctor can only do so much. An ortho doc might be able to improve your situation.
 
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bubbles_bobble replied to _swank_'s response:
straight leg raises counting to 10 seconds each time try lifting 10 times 10 seconds each. if you can't do 10 do 5 and build up and try to get to 30 and then after you reach 30 you can put a 1 lb. weight that goes around your thigh..............trust me they'll tell you your ankle but all that does is hurt more and its really not therapeutic. Use the weight on your thigh and you can work up to depending on your physical activity and goals 10 lbs.
increasing 1 lb. every couple of weeks. or until it feels to easy and you feel you can do more.

walking is good to. DO NOT RUN! running is the worst thing you can do for knee problems. Also invest in a very good pair of walking shoes, not plain old shoes but walking shoes that support you. good luck everyone


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