(Closed) Knee issues – any doctors or bees with similar pain care to comment?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have something similar. I played very intense soccer my whole life, with my knees getting banged up a lot and in one incident tore two muscles and broke a bone. That was 6 years ago. I still have a lot of pain when running or working out and sometimes when I get up in the morning. I wear a knee brace anytime I’m exercising. I’ve just accepted that it will always be like this. It sounds like there could be some nerve damage in your knee which typically is not reversable. 

Post # 5
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I was a figure skater too and my right knee is still effed from it as well. my physiotherapist told me it was likely because it was my landing knee so i put it throuh the ringer with my jumping. He gave me exercises to do to strengthen my hip and knee muscles to better align it to help reduce the pain… Im just not a good patient, i should be doing them more.

Its amazing what competitive sports as a youth can do to your body… Please tell me you have ugly figure skater toes too? Lol

Post # 7
4062 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was a figure skater too, but mine is my left knee. I did it all backwards so my left was my landing leg and my spinning leg. I had similar issues as what you describe. 

The tingly stuff sounds like nerves and thats something you’ll likely have to live with. 

The rest might be solved with therapy and exercise. For me, that didn’t work (and my mom is a PT so I got daily therapy and her on my ass to always do them!). I’ve had two surgeries, one at 19 and one at 24. I’m 39 now and basically have no issues anymore. i do get the crunching sounds when I bend it, but it doesn’t hurt anymore. It doesn’t give out, nothing. The surgeries Really really worked for me. I don’t know what your doc will say, but just wanted to put out there that surgery is sometimes a godsend 🙂

Post # 8
1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Pinkmoon:  I have known alot of people with knee problems…myself included! I played competitive softball and was a catcher for 13 years….I still have problems with them aching….i use biofreeze alot! it has been a life saver, I get it from my chiropractor….what also helped was having my chiropractor work on my knees and hips….but if you are having that much chronic pain with it, a scan may be helpful….also it sounds horrible, but i do know people who get an injection in their knees, some do steriods, some do what is called a Synvisc injections which gives suplemental synovial fluid into the knee joint…which may help some depending on what it is….sometimes an easy fix can be a scope and scar tissue removal…but talking to your doctor is a good step….ive found that I manage mine, by staying active, and doing alot of strenthening excercises with my doctor, and the bio-freeze and NSAIDs are a huge help!

edited because apparently the Bee ate my last paragraph! What will make it feel better depends on what the doc finds is wrong, sometimes surgery is the best bet if you want to avoid living in pain….but def talk to your doctor! good luck

Post # 9
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would assume the tingling is nerve damage. I would still talk to a doctor about it!

Post # 12
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to guess meniscus! The treatment for that often involves surgery where they can shave or cut out the torn portion. I had a meniscus tear repaired when I had surgery for a severed acl. The recovery isn’t so bad.

Post # 14
8466 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

I think you have a tear or severe bruising from constantly falling on it. The dull aching worries me a bit, as you might be developing a bit of arthritis or might have some cartilage wear on top of it. You might want to ask her to do a quick McMurray test to see if you’ve got some damage there too. Hope they figure it out for you!!

Post # 16
8466 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

@Pinkmoon:  Yeah, it sounds like you’ve got some articular wear. Skating is definitely hard on the knees. I could see how it’s possible, especially after repeated injuries to the meniscus. 

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