knee pain

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d ice it and let it rest! I hope it feels better soon!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@mrsSonthebeach:  All of joints have been aching today, even on the side I didn’t injure in my accident. Does it feel hot from inflammation or just ache? If it’s hot, you may have a stress injury that needs to be iced and looked at if it persists. If it’s cool/room temp and there is no reason to think you injured it, ibuprofen and heat should help.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Could be a cyst so get it checked out if it doesn’t clear up or start getting better in the next few days.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mrsSonthebeach:  

is it just pain in that one spot? Do you feel pulling from the quads? Any tightness or tenderness in quad area?

any swelling? 

ice or heat really depends on cause, if there is inflammation ect. For example , if you say “yea my quad is kinda tender in certain spots I touch, yes there is pulling” then I would suggest heat over the tight areas. If there is some inflammation around the joint ans it’s just that one spot, I’d try ice 🙂

 

i work in a clinic and we mainly use heat , but like I said , it really depends 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mrsSonthebeach:  

oh also, if you were to crouch and stand up, is there any locking at the joint?

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@brooke25:  I always preferred warm heat and a tens machine when I visited my PT.  ahhh!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@beachbride1216:  

yes most ppl prefer heat, especially in the cold weather lol. But if there is obvious inflammation , we,ll use ice , or at least encourage it .

gotta love a TENS machine 🙂 IFC is better for knees , it feels awesome:)

Post # 12
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Newbee

I’m a physical therapist, so I’ll give my best “over the internet diagnosis”, however continued pain or a further decrease in function really warrants a trip to an MD or a PT.

It could be a few different things:

1. Given what you said about rotating being painful, my first thought was you injured or inflammed your medial meniscus. Ice and rest would be the best choice in the short-term here. Technically, as a PT, I can not prescribe medication, but as a fellow Bee I’d recommend an over-the-counter antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen as long as you don’t have an allergy or conflicting medication.

2. It could also potentially be your MCL, but I think this is less likely without a trauma. Again ice.

3. It could be medial patellar fat pad inflammation from overuse (again ice, ibuprofen).

4. My last thought would be a chronic muscle imbalance or body mechanics/alignment issue that has finally just caught up to you. We can have movement habits that don’t hurt for years, then one day you step wrong and BAM… pain.

I hope this helps.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FineWildcat:  Yes ! This is exactly where I was going with my answer/ questions.

my immediate thought was possibly muscle tightness or imbalance, or meniscus 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mrsSonthebeach:  

Hopefully you feel better soon with Ice and elevation. I would definitely see your doc soon if it still acts up. 

It really sounds more meniscus to me, especially if it is hard to straighten your leg fully. I’m pretty sure MCL issues involve an obvious mechanism of injury, but again that’s for the doc to decide.

In terms of muscle imbalance, even though your pain is on the medial side, you can still get  some pull from the quads which can cause the patella to maltrack. Women with wider hips are likelier to develop this issue. Look up “Q angle and knee pain” I;m not sure what your hips look like so it’s hard to say 😛

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