Knee Problems

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Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:42 Quote
I've been having knee pain as well for a bit now and I have no idea why. It hurts usually when I'm riding. Every time I pedal with my right leg, I get pain in my right knee. I can't figure out why. I've never fallen on it or anything.It even hurts sometimes going up a set of stairs. I definitely did not pop it out, FYI. It's not like this massive unbearable pain, but it does hurt and gets annoying. It sucks haha. Any idea why?

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:42 Quote
gabodude wrote:
triptex wrote:
gabodude wrote:
I got a similar problem... I landed sitting on my left leg after crashing doing a manual (Hey i'm better at building bikes than riding 'em, ok?!) My knee popped, worst pain in my life, hospital, x-rays, yaddy yadda.
Problem is, this happened last july. I never went to physio, although I know I should have (I hate doctors). My left thigh is now 2/3rd the size of the other. It's hard to walk down stairs or hills. I can ride a bike quite aggressively, but lack power in the beginning of my stroke with my left leg. ( feels like my knee is about to pop).

Now summer is starting and I'm afraid I wont last long, one more crash and i'd be out for a second summer in a row.
I'm also afraid to go see a Doc for him to tell me I gotta go under the knife to get some tendons from my precious ass to insert it in my bum knee!

Moral of the story: Go see a professional, and don't do manuals!

Difficulty walking up stairs can be a strong sign of serious knee injuries. I had me knee (ACL) rebuilt after some serious snowboard crashes. Your options are limited; 1) leave it untreated and cause more damage 2) see a physiotherapist who will likely refer you to a specialist 3) get a rigid brace for riding (in combination with #2) Once the damage has been done knees rarely repair themselves. I hate doctors too but the sooner you have someone (a specialist) look at your knee the sooner you can start the road to recovery ( physio, surgery, physio, plyometrics, etc...)

I dig!

Although going up is no problem. It's walking down stairs and inclines that's the issue.

Any ideas what this might be?

sorry I should have been clearer. Going down stairs is the same kinda deal. If you feel you have to side step down stairs (as I had to) it means you knee is not stablalized from lateral movements. The ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament) is the ligament most often associated with knee injuries and is basically the interior glue preventing your knee from shifting in the socket.

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:45 Quote
laurie1 wrote:
Most ortho surgeons won't even consider you as a candidate for surgery on a torn ACL, MCL, PCL or any other meniscal tear if you wait too long. I know that mine wouldn’t have touched me if I waited another week. He said that there is an approximate three week operating window where the success of surgery is very high versus the benefit one receives from a surgery that occurs a lot further down the road. Basically, once a knee injury happens it is imperative that you see a doctor immediately.

That is true but at the same time many waiting lists for see the orthos are very long sometimes longer than 18 months. Many orthos wont operate on an injury that is too fresh as they need the swelling to subside before complete diagnosis.

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:48 Quote
triptex wrote:
laurie1 wrote:
Most ortho surgeons won't even consider you as a candidate for surgery on a torn ACL, MCL, PCL or any other meniscal tear if you wait too long. I know that mine wouldn’t have touched me if I waited another week. He said that there is an approximate three week operating window where the success of surgery is very high versus the benefit one receives from a surgery that occurs a lot further down the road. Basically, once a knee injury happens it is imperative that you see a doctor immediately.

That is true but at the same time many waiting lists for see the orthos are very long sometimes longer than 18 months. Many orthos wont operate on an injury that is too fresh as they need the swelling to subside before complete diagnosis.

It depends on the injusr. My dads friend had to wait two years before the doctors decide to give him surgery.

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:49 Quote
keenank wrote:
I've been having knee pain as well for a bit now and I have no idea why. It hurts usually when I'm riding. Every time I pedal with my right leg, I get pain in my right knee. I can't figure out why. I've never fallen on it or anything.It even hurts sometimes going up a set of stairs. I definitely did not pop it out, FYI. It's not like this massive unbearable pain, but it does hurt and gets annoying. It sucks haha. Any idea why?

I get that in both knees when I run. I think I just have bad knees. Its not unbearable just uncomfortable.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:49 Quote
keenank wrote:
I've been having knee pain as well for a bit now and I have no idea why. It hurts usually when I'm riding. Every time I pedal with my right leg, I get pain in my right knee. I can't figure out why. I've never fallen on it or anything.It even hurts sometimes going up a set of stairs. I definitely did not pop it out, FYI. It's not like this massive unbearable pain, but it does hurt and gets annoying. It sucks haha. Any idea why?

How'd you fall?

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:50 Quote
That's the thing, I didn't fall on it at all. It just started hurting out of no where and I don't know why.

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:56 Quote
keenank wrote:
That's the thing, I didn't fall on it at all. It just started hurting out of no where and I don't know why.

Just start taking Omega 3 & Glucosamine capsules. They are supposed to help a lot but you wont notice a difference for like 3 months and you need to take one a day.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 11:57 Quote
keenank wrote:
That's the thing, I didn't fall on it at all. It just started hurting out of no where and I don't know why.

Well then I dont thinks there any apperant way to diagnose your problem... could just be damage that comes with time... maybe a pre exsisting condition has worsened them... It could also be that your still growing... I grew rapidly in grade 10 and I often felt pain in my knees but it went away after I stoppe growing so fast

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 12:17 Quote
Yeah I figured it may be growing pains but it's really weird, they never hurt liek that before. Thanks for the tips.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 12:38 Quote
keenank wrote:
Yeah I figured it may be growing pains but it's really weird, they never hurt liek that before. Thanks for the tips.

Its a really sharp pain right??

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 14:01 Quote
gibson19 wrote:
keenank wrote:
Yeah I figured it may be growing pains but it's really weird, they never hurt liek that before. Thanks for the tips.

Its a really sharp pain right??

Yeah it is. It'll like hurt when I pedal with my right leg, but as soon as I push with my left it doesn't hurt. So it's a pretty quick jolt of pain too.

Posted: Apr 18, 2008 at 14:09 Quote
thats sucks. ive got dodgy knees. i used to play football loads until i quit my team cus the manager was a cock and then my knees started getting bad. after like 6 months of solid ridign and no footie i played a big game with soem mates and my knees are f*cked lol. i cant run or kick the ball hard and they click all the time. its mostly due to bikin just my knees dotn hurt when i ride. which is good.

Posted: Apr 19, 2008 at 13:20 Quote
i tore my acl a while ago got surgery no when im biking and i sit down and pedal and i put hand on my knee i can feel it pop and i havent done anything other than what the doctor and sugen anybody no whats going on

Posted: Apr 20, 2008 at 14:12 Quote
dirtjumper51 wrote:
i tore my acl a while ago got surgery no when im biking and i sit down and pedal and i put hand on my knee i can feel it pop and i havent done anything other than what the doctor and sugen anybody no whats going on

Could just be your cartilage popping/clicking/grinding sounds can be cause by cartilage issues. If it doenst hurt dont worry about it... but I'm NOT a doctor. I'll be going back under the knife to have some cartilage work done when I get the chance.


 
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