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Dodgy knee - feels like I'm kneeling on a stone!

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IAteDavinaForDinner Wed 29-Oct-08 19:10:00

I've got this weird knee pain the last couple of days - when I first felt it I had knelt down in DS's room and thought I'd knelt on a stone or something but there was nothing there, didn't think anything of it.

Then several times today I've gone to kneel down but as soon as my knee makes contact with the floor it's really, really sore, feels exactly like I'm kneeling on something sharp, and I have to roll around and swear a bit while it wears off before I can carry on what I'm doing. There's a bit of a lump where the pain is, that isn't there on the other side.

I'm really not up for a doctor's visit unless it's vital, hopefully it will wear off, whatever it is. Has anyone had this before?

misi Wed 29-Oct-08 21:24:26

sounds possibly like a torn/slipped cartilage to me I am afraid sad
there are a number of other things it could be but unless you have NOT knelt on something that has penetrated your knee (like a drawing pin or in my case many years ago, a compass point) then you need to go to the doc to get it checked out.

orthopedics.about.com/cs/meniscusinjuries1/a/meniscus.htm

www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000672/

these are not definitive and only refer to tears, I cannot find a site at the moment thast talks about when the cartilage pops out rather than tears. when it comes to your knees though, I always reccommend going to the doc to be safe

IAteDavinaForDinner Wed 29-Oct-08 21:48:19

Crikey. Thanks.

I'll take it easy over the weekend and then see GP next week if it's still sore. Thing is, I keep forgetting about it and trying to kneel and then it catches me out!

misi Wed 29-Oct-08 22:06:01

hopefully it is something that will go away, but if it is the cartilage, it will not go away. my suggestion would be to phone the GP tomorrow and make an appointment if you can as soon as (but if like my GP you will have to wait 3 weeks unless you phone at 8.30am for that morning!!) you can always cancel it if after a few days it doesn't happen again.

what you have written though does strongly suggest it is cartilage. I suppose I do go overboard on knees as I left my cartilage problem too long and had to have parts removed along with the synovial sac(membrane) and my knee has not been the same since.

I would also suggest your DH pampers you somewhat this weekend and does all the work around the house and cooking etc grin

KCB Sat 22-Aug-09 21:20:14

Hi gosh my knee feels like I'm kneeling on a stone I'm regretting buying my treadmill, I wish I hadn't bothered, I have not lost any weight just got agony in my right knee, poor me! kathie Mum .

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