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(18 Posts)
Evesmama Sun 24-Apr-05 22:43:28

when i sit down (in car, at puter etc), for a reasonable lengh of time and i try to stand up..i get pains in my knees and cant put any pressure on them as feel like they will give way??

has anyone else had this? or know what it sounds like?

Evesmama Sun 24-Apr-05 22:48:08

come on ! i have to stand up sometime tonight

Evesmama Sun 24-Apr-05 22:54:56

ok, if im still laid on the floor in a crumpled heap in the morning..i blame you lot!!!!

suedonim Sun 24-Apr-05 23:43:14

I don't know what it is, Evesmama, but I've got it as well. I find it really difficult to get up from a crouching position now. I assume it's some kind of rheumatism but you're probably not nearly as old as me!

LGJ Sun 24-Apr-05 23:50:46


It happens all the time

LGJ Sun 24-Apr-05 23:59:25

It's called Mumsnetitis

Evesmama Mon 25-Apr-05 19:16:01


Suedonim, do you have arthritus in the family?? my mam has osteo arthritus and am concerned about that, plus my hands/wrists are really achy and sore recently(that prob is don to mumsnet!!)
my mam thinks its linked to weight as i have several stones too lose, but its not as if im putting any pressure on my knees? quite the opposite???

p.s im 28

suedonim Mon 25-Apr-05 21:22:37

Evesmama, my mum has arthritis, though not too badly. She is very overweight, which can't help her knees. Her hands flare up from time to time, as well. I've had two or three episodes over the years where all my joints ached. Nothing showed on tests so a specialist said it was 'mechanical arthritis' whatever that is. But my knee problms are different to that. Anyway, I'm not so concerned about my knees atm - I did quite a lot of gardening yesterday and my back is killing me today!!

Twiglett Mon 25-Apr-05 21:28:34

mechanical arthritis is wear and tear (ie through use)

the other kind is auto-immune like rheumatic arthrtitis where the immune system attacks the joints

Evesmama it is worth consulting a doctor although the hands / wrists thing sounds like RSI

Evesmama Mon 25-Apr-05 21:32:27

i am susseptable to tendonitus and had to have my right arm/hand in cast previously to keep it still it was so pain ful..but he's prob just gunna say its my weight (err..duhhh doc! yes im fat!)and tell me to lose some which im finding hard right now

suedonim Mon 25-Apr-05 22:23:06

Thanks, Twiglett for that explanation! But I was only 30-something when that was diagnosed - I'm falling to bits!

Evesmama, I get tendonitis in my hands, too.

Evesmama Mon 25-Apr-05 22:23:33

right, then we should both sue mumsnet

colditz Mon 25-Apr-05 22:25:50

I have that too, a really sharp pain in my knee, and I am only 24. It happens whenever I flex my knee ie squatting and straightening.

Could it be that we have diseased ourselves with mumsnet?

Evesmama Tue 26-Apr-05 08:26:12

must have travelled down our fingers to our knees!

stitch Tue 26-Apr-05 08:30:08

i have something similar. knees hurt all the time. and occasionally give way. has steadily been getting worse since i was 21. also have two sprained ankles, and occasionally bad lower back. from slipped disc ten years ago.
i am falling to bits at the age of 32. sorry no help at all am i?
will get rsi soon as well, unless i get of the computer...

Evesmama Tue 26-Apr-05 08:37:21

god!, my back the same for the same reason
this is getting weird now!

suedonim Tue 26-Apr-05 11:53:13

We all sound just like that old song - "Your knee bones connected to your finger bones!"

Back is still aching but not so bad, knees are pretty good today. Just thought I'd give you a progress report, hehe!

Evesmama Tue 26-Apr-05 16:02:48

well my bum is aching from sitting on here too much!
but have also blitzed the house so dont feel guilty!!!
may even miss MN out tonight for a night in front of telly!!! give my knees a break!!

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