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Unexplained knee pain not cartilage says phisyo

(4 Posts)
lexcat Wed 09-Jan-13 19:26:51

The problem has been on going for sometime and was slowly getting worse went to doctor. Was passed on to the physio saw her about 3-4 times in the late summer. Had exercises which I did and things were getting so much better.

Then slowly started to get worse again went back to the physio after a long look at it told no cartilage damage, I was walking on the inside of my foot causing extra pressure on the inside of the knee hence the pain. I have now got insoles which I have been wearing for about 3 weeks plus doing some new exercises. I'm still getting pain daily as I walk and some times at rest not as bad as it was but still not good.

Any ideas what the problem is with my knee ?????

digerd Wed 09-Jan-13 20:15:32

I had a knee problem but GP misdiagnosed me and said it was strained tendons round the knee cap and could take up to 18 months to repair themselves. After 3 years it had become better, but suddenly got worse, so sent to a specialist , he said it was a torn cartilage and had an MRI scan which confirmed it, and had the arthroscopy op.

silverangel Wed 09-Jan-13 20:30:51

I was misdiagnosed by physio too. Went private and had MRI and had torn cartilage on both sides, had the op and all fixed.

digerd Wed 09-Jan-13 21:52:24

Torn cartilage is the most common cause of knee pain. A physio is not qualified to diagnose this.

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