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ouch!!!!!!!!! Ooooouuuuuuccccchhh!!!! Knee is so painful.

(6 Posts)
ormirian Sun 16-Mar-14 19:08:02

I have done something to my right knee. Been a bit niggly before now, slightly sore and clicky but bearable and got better in a few weeks. But about 6 weeks ago the pain began again, I ignored it, carried on, then strapped it, carried on, used ibugel, carried on.....realised actually it's not normal to have trouble walking let alone running.... So I have had to stop.

Knee is painful all the time, agonising when I have to walk especially when I have to step up or down. If I bang my foot at all I hit the roof. Not sore to the touch except on the lower inside of my kneecap. Fed up and ratty sad

I will see my gp tomorrow but I know he will just say 'hmm looks painful. RICE!' Anyone experienced something like this? Any therapy that can help to clear it up quicker?


isshoes Sun 16-Mar-14 21:12:05

Not sure what you mean about rice but yes, I have had issues with one knee for years. Kept being fobbed off and told to lose weight or take anti-inflammatories until one GP finally referred me to a physio service and an x-ray revealed that I had lots of lose calcium in my knee joint. Have had one operation but it has come back, so expecting another one soon.

ormirian Sun 16-Mar-14 21:41:42

Thanks isshoes, sorry RICE = rest ice compression elevation. Not always practical with kids and job. I guess I will have to try and ensure he takes it seriously. Right now I will just sob hysterically it's so painful

Maiziemonkey Mon 17-Mar-14 02:20:40

use bag of peas to ice- it can mould round the joint. i broke acl ligament aged 14, get it seen, if fobbed off get 2nd, 3rd 4th opinion , dont give up or ignore it. Knees can be tricky to know what is going on- broken ligament was the one thing they said it would NOT be until they did the arthroscopy grin also start taking ibuprofen 3 times a day so it can help with the inflammation- but not a cure, just helps.

RhinestoneCowgirl Mon 17-Mar-14 02:27:03

Make sure you boss that GP tomorrow! DH was fobbed off years ago with anti-inflammatories (and it's hard enough getting him to the docs as it is). When he finally saw a more sympathetic GP who referred him for test they discovered that his knee was really damaged and he ended up having minor surgery.

ormirian Mon 17-Mar-14 06:51:47

Thank you. DB USED to run a lot and ended up with a knee problem. I can't remember exactly what - it was about 25 yrs ago - but I seem to remember something about his kneecap being worn away and having to be repaired. Fingers crossed it isn't that! It took nearly a year to recover.

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