Think i have a Wonky Knee

Think i have a Wonky Knee

32 posts
20 Oct 2011
Like the title says. For that past few weeks or so. My left knee keeps clicking and popping when i walk, and feels like it gets stuck and have to click it back into place. Not all that painful.

Now everyday for the past week or so, i can not walk any length of distance with out my knee going. And what i can only discribe, is like ive knelt on a marble or  My knee cap is joined together with elastic bands and they keep pinging. When this happens i can not walk normal and have to slow my pace down and not put pressure on my left leg.   And when it happens i tend to shout Ahhh! really loud. lol Feel like an idiot as normally on my own
My knee has not swollen up and im not really in that much pain. just when i get the poppping and pinging sensation.

Right now im wearing a support bandage that doesnt really make any difference and the pressure on it seems to make it worse..  I want to go to the Doctor but will feel daft as im not in pain and my knee is not swollen.

Has anyone on here had knee problems at a young age.
I keep saying i have the body of young women but inside feel like an old lady lol
Posted 20 Oct 2011
SouthernSnapper
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SouthernSnapper
Sounds like a cartilage problem to me. Its key hole surgery and you'll be back on your feet in a few days. I had a similar op aged 19

Posted 20 Oct 2011
SouthernSnapper

Sounds like a cartilage problem to me. Its key hole surgery and you'll be back on your feet in a few days. I had a similar op aged 19


I was kind of thinking that myself as my dad had to have it done in both knees.  I'm not sure if its a genetic thing though. As my  cousin who is 40 just had to have it done just a few months ago.
Posted 20 Oct 2011
It can also happen as a result of a severe (and sometimes) not so severe bang to the knee - It could be a minor build up of the 'synovial' fluid - I had a motorcycle accident about 3 years ago (who am I kidding, I fell off my moped) - but as a result about 3 weeks later my knee swelled up and was painful to walk/sit/stand etc - ended up having to have it drained at the Hospital (not fun) - the point being , although I hit the ground rather hard, apparently this can happen if you just kneel on something too hard or bang it on the edge of a table etc - well worth the trip to A&E to get it checked out Jody
Posted 20 Oct 2011
SpannerProductions

It can also happen as a result of a severe (and sometimes) not so severe bang to the knee - It could be a minor build up of the 'synovial' fluid - I had a motorcycle accident about 3 years ago (who am I kidding, I fell off my moped) - but as a result about 3 weeks later my knee swelled up and was painful to walk/sit/stand etc - ended up having to have it drained at the Hospital (not fun) - the point being , although I hit the ground rather hard, apparently this can happen if you just kneel on something too hard or bang it on the edge of a table etc - well worth the trip to A&E to get it checked out Jody


Thats terrible. im trying to think back to see if i banged my knee or knelt on something. but  i cant  think. Like i said my knee is not swollen. and its only when i start walking i get pains with the clicking popping and pinging. it gives me a fright, but normally i know when its about to happen as i can feel my knee starting to tighten.
Posted 20 Oct 2011
TravellingToast
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TravellingToast
Another vote for the doctor. Likely to be a buildup of cartilage which can quickly / painlessly be taken out with pinhole surgery. I've got friends who had this done and pretty much no downtime at all... The doc will probably send you for an xray and send you to a specialist.

Posted 20 Oct 2011
Mark_Time
Photographer
Mark_Time
SpannerProductions
It can also happen as a result of a severe (and sometimes) not so severe bang to the knee - It could be a minor build up of the 'synovial' fluid - I had a motorcycle accident about 3 years ago (who am I kidding, I fell off my moped) - but as a result about 3 weeks later my knee swelled up and was painful to walk/sit/stand etc - ended up having to have it drained at the Hospital (not fun) - the point being , although I hit the ground rather hard, apparently this can happen if you just kneel on something too hard or bang it on the edge of a table etc - well worth the trip to A&E to get it checked out Jody
It does sound like cartlidge or severe crepitis. But its NOT an A&E visit its a gp matter.
Posted 20 Oct 2011
im really lucky that dispite being hypermobile (to the extream) in my knees i actually dont have any problems, but knee problems seem to be very common, at college my group of friend's is made up of 8 people and im the only one over 20 yet out of those 7 young people 2 of them have metal knee replacements and i know at least 5 people who had fake knees befor turning 21 and many more with pain problems, so its probs best to go get checked out
ratsx

Posted 20 Oct 2011
Would just feel silly telling my doctor as I'm not in agong and don't have any swelling.
But I know I definatly need to go as its affecting me when out and about as one minute I'm fine the next my knee goes.



Posted 20 Oct 2011
Iconic
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Iconic
ive had it done caused by being kicked in the knee by a big horse - wasnt so much painfull to get it sorted but was unconfy my knee swole and my stitches got tight so i cut my stitches out and it was fine - couldnt put all my weight on it for a week or so though

Posted 20 Oct 2011
Mark_Time
Photographer
Mark_Time
Jody_Maginnis

Would just feel silly telling my doctor as I'm not in agong and don't have any swelling. But I know I definatly need to go as its affecting me when out and about as one minute I'm fine the next my knee goes.


Don't be worried about seeing the Dr and having no visible symptoms. Any decent GP will welcome you and your explanation of what happens and how often. After all if a bunch of Togs and Models can all come up with similar diagnosis imagine what a trained professional may say
Posted 20 Oct 2011
HMansfield
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HMansfield
This sounds similar to problems I had when I was 24. It took less than two weeks to go from nothing there, to having to drag myself up stairs. My kneecaps are apparently not the right shape, so as I bent my knees, the it was twisting the joint and wearing out the cartlidge on the knobbly bits on the end of the bones (medial condyles). Two and half years of physio later, I'm back on my feet but it's not a complete repair. I still feel discomfort in my knees when it's cold and damp, and at some point the damage is going to catch up with me and I'll have to have wooden legs like a pirate or something. Maybe wheels. It wasn't until I went to see a surgeon that I was able to get a correct diagnosis as there were no visible external symptoms for the GP. The surgeon was convinced I'd been "kneecapped" in some sort of revenge attack, as the damage was similar.
Posted 20 Oct 2011
Oh I get this....every time I kneel down my left knee clicks really loudly, also it tends to lock up if I leave it in the same position for too long, usually if I have my foot on the clutch in a que of traffic!

Never thought it could be something to go to the docs about though...

Posted 20 Oct 2011
Hope this has been said already, but DO go to your GP.

Have them do some checks on it...if it's been going on for 2+ weeks without any sight of improvement, they may get you to go have an MRI scan to make sure your meniscus isn't torn (....most common thing eventually is an ACL issue). If your meniscus is OK, they'll probably see what's up with the scan then refer you to an orthopedist.

Funnily enough I'm going through something similar but mine's genetic, and no meniscal tear. But I've gone through thinking going to the GP would be trivial...to them booking me into having an MRI, to them saying there's a bunch of gnarly stuff going on in there, to now waiting for a block of physio being booked and learning the way of "Tape-Fu" (my word I made up whilst talking to the Orthopedist this morning, she found it funny, yay!) to reduce the swelling and increase mobility in the knee.

Never try to shrug something like that off. Your knees take the biggest amount of abuse out of all joints in your body...look after 'em!

(Oh, also, have a butchers at "Cinema Knee". I've never heard of it before till this morning after I said I avoid Cinema's like the plague because of the pain, she chuckled before telling me about it)
Posted 20 Oct 2011
Edited by Tidal_Kitten 20 Oct 2011
Mark_Time

Don't be worried about seeing the Dr and having no visible symptoms. Any decent GP will welcome you and your explanation of what happens and how often. After all if a bunch of Togs and Models can all come up with similar diagnosis imagine what a trained professional may say


Im going to try and get an appoinment to see my Doctor today.  cheeky
Posted 21 Oct 2011
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