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    Monkeymorgan posted:
    The easiest way to do this is going to make a time line.
    Spring 08- pain in right knee, x-rays good, crutches for 6 weeks, knee immobilized for 4 week, MRI good, ortho said growing pains
    Summer 08- pain gone
    August 08- pain in both knees
    Fall 08- multiple trips to doc with no explanation for such severe and lasting pain
    Feb. -09 began PT, not sure what was wrong
    April 09- got orthotics for supposed flat feet and over pronation
    May 09- failed out of PT
    Summer 09- went to see new ortho diagnosed with Chondromalacia Patella
    Spring 10- saw rhuematologist, told I had bursitis
    Fall 11- ortho had no idea and I should just wait it out
    Spring 12- discovered I had high arches and that my hips don't have normal ROM during karate class
    I'm a 17 year old girl and have been having pain for 4 years. I have remained active in karate during this time. I have had to give up running though and I wanted to run track. E-stim, ultrasound, and ice just make things worse. I don't bother with knee braces because I don't notice a difference. I had remained hopeful up until the fall of 2011. I think it might be easier to handle if I had a firm diagnosis and hope of recovery. If anyone has any tips, ideas, experiences, or observations that would be great. I feel helpless which I can't stand. I have never heard of anyone else with such a problem which is disheartening. Anything you can suggest would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, OCS responded:
    One of the most important things in situations like yours is to have good hip strength as well as core strength. Appropriate hip and core strength training are key components with the rehabilitation of the knees. As with any strength training, time is also a factor. Therefore, do give it enough time and do not give up.

    A physical therapist can assist you with the above-mentioned. You can go to www.moveforwardpt.com and then under Find-a-PT search for PTs specializing in orthopaedics and/or sports.

    Dr. Wilmarth


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