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Knee Pain - getting help

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Jun 2016
8:12pm, 20 Jun 2016
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I have a pain in my right knee on extension and standing up, walking up / down stairs. Pain is probably a bit strong, niggle might be a better term.

It's been like that for over a year, it doesn't get better or worse. I run 10 miles on Sunday with no issue but I do worry about this pain so I have decided to sign up for healthcare at work and get it seen to.

I was wondering if anyone has had their knees checked out, what is likely to be the order of things and what sort of questions or information should I have ready to hand to empower the consultant?

I can't start the process of signing up until July so in the mean time thought stretching some tight quads might help in case they are pulling on the knee cap
Jun 2016
8:30pm, 20 Jun 2016
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The consultant will be well empowered already... Knee pain is easier to give a list of you can tell us where the pain is.. Front, side, back, above knee cap or below.

Already from what you have said.. Patellar tendinitis seems a possibilirt
Jun 2016
8:47pm, 20 Jun 2016
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Pain is kind of middle of kneecap and beneath / behind (rather than below in a vertical sense).

I found part of the problem when i see physios in the past is that I can't describe the problem well enough to give them enough to go on.


Actually, looking at this picture

It might well be the tendon. Pain seems to be where the bottom of the patella meets the top of the patella tendon but just behind the kneecap. A sharpish pain on standing and a lesser pain climbing stairs. Running and cycling are fine which is strange especially as I am aware of it walking. Sometimes it feels similar to a stone in my shoe but behind the knee cap.
Jun 2016
8:54pm, 20 Jun 2016
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Pompey Paul
Some good pictures here to help you pin-point the exact spot.

An MRI scan is the best way for the consultant to see what is happening inside your knee. Hope you can get it fixed.
Jun 2016
8:58pm, 20 Jun 2016
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A good examination will tell you... If you relax your leg, push your kneecap down towards the foot get your fingers under the south pole of the knee cap... Does it hurt
Jun 2016
9:06pm, 20 Jun 2016
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Thanks Paul. I'm checking that out now.

CT, apart from being uncomfortable and giving my butterflies, slight sick feeling, no - there was no pain when doing that although kneecap was hard to move and no lift - I got my fingers below (as in lower on the leg) it there is no lift on the cap to get under it. Movement is not much (on both legs actually)
Jun 2016
9:25pm, 21 Jun 2016
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You need someone else to do it... Sorry
Jun 2016
9:57pm, 21 Jun 2016
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Thanks. I will. Not particularly looking forward to it.

I got some physio recommendations today from some runners so will try and book a session before I can start bupa.

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