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Knee injury question

I might have injured my knee. But it doesn't hurt at all, and it isn't swollen. Am I right to be worried? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Jul 6, 2014 - 9 answers

a spikely joint

I've been having knee pain recently resulting from physical activity. Will it get better with time, or do I have to choose between accepting it and taking a long break? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jun 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Prolotherapy for arthritic knees?

I'm considering getting prolotherapy for my knees, and I'm wondering if anyone has any personal experience with it. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Why is my kneecap tingling when I work out?

Something is off with my knee and google is failing me. For a couple months now the inside of my right kneecap tingles in a fairly unpleasant way when I work out and specifically when I do scissor crunches. What is going on with my knee? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Feb 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Seeking women's waterproof winter boots. Difficulty level: NO heel.

I have a bad knee, and have recently discovered that the one-inch heels on my new waterproof Totes boots affect my gait such that my patella goes crazy. Can you recommend me some knee-friendly boots? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Feb 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Can you have arthritis in the knee without swelling?

Both my knees hurt alot and have for years I cant walk for more then a football field without them hurting to much that I have to stop I also cant stand for more then like 10 minutes or they hurt to much. I am 23 years old.I have been to the doctor and he dosent know whats wrong. My question is can I have arthritis without having smelling in my knees? Becasue I dont have swelling just pain.
posted by john123357 on Feb 10, 2014 - 9 answers

What's a good knee wrap for warmth and support? (patella tendon)

Asking for a friend: What's a good knee wrap for warmth and support? I've been treated for patella tendonosis. I'm a middle-aged man in Seattle. It doesn't get very cold here, but even below 50 degrees, my knee starts to ache. Looking for a way to keep the knee joint nice and warm, and extra support for the tendon. Thinking of buying this knee wrap. Anyone have first hand (first knee?) experience? You are not my doctor. You are not my physical therapist. My dog will be happier if I can take her for longer walks.
posted by valannc on Jan 27, 2014 - 4 answers

How to baby an injury for a newbie runner?

I'm midway through a 13-week beginner's running program. Today was supposed to be a run day for me, but I noticed a little twinge in my ankle last night, and the soreness has persisted. Skipped the run for today, but I'm wondering how long I should rest the ankle before attempting to run again? Spent the day reading about high ankle sprains and freaking myself out, need some advice from experienced runners. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Nov 11, 2013 - 11 answers

Suggestions for fantastic monopod/walking stick for the recently injured

Ok, I'm healing up very nicely post a bad knee injury. I do a fair bit of travel, including an upcoming trip to Japan that may involve quite a bit of walking. My physician suggested a walking stick when I saw him last (3 weeks ago.) I haven't even needed it, nor the knee brace much. I do some photography (DSLR, Raw) and figured why not use this as an excuse to get a good monopod that will behave as a good walking stick. I'd buy Gandalf's Staff, but I'm sure I'll have problems with TSA if I had that.
posted by Towelie on Oct 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Protocol for an injury from a practical joke?

My friend's wife pushed me from their deck into their in-ground pool on Sunday at a party. Now my knee is damaged. I could barely walk back to my car; saw a doctor tuesday; complete tear of the ACL + more (evil triad if that means anything to you.) I'm married, have a 21 month old and work for myself (I make money when I'm mostly on the road, although I do some writing/consulting from home.) Minimum I'm off my feet for a month....yes, I'm consulting lawyers, but I'd like to keep the friendship, if possible. Help! [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Sep 4, 2013 - 35 answers

What kind of doctor do I need to see for my knee/hip pain?

I am 28 and female. Overweight, but no other health problems. I've had deep, aching knee and hip pain since around 2003. Most of the time since then, I have been un- or under-insured. I'd like to finally get this figured out and treated, but not sure what kind of specialist I should go to. My latest trip to a primary-care doctor was useless. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jul 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Advice needed re physical therapy

I am a 42 year-old who needs to get into shape. After trying and failing numerous times, I finally found a methodology I really enjoy. It is a boot camp at the local park. It is fun, different every time, encouraging, and worth getting out of bed at 5:15 am for. However, I've tweaked my knee, need physical therapy, and I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jul 17, 2013 - 6 answers

How to dress with a knee brace?

I broke my leg 10 days ago, and had surgery on it this past weekend. While I've been fine hopping around the house and to doctor's offices in shorty-shorts or mens basketball shorts I've started thinking about what I should wear back to the office. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Jul 16, 2013 - 20 answers

Novice runner (k)needs help!

After not ever running before in my life (without being chased), I've started Couch to 5K. Week 2 is where the trouble began...... [more inside]
posted by altopower on Jun 6, 2013 - 27 answers

Pug with a luxating patella? Any option other than surgery?

We have a pug who we adopted a couple of years ago. Upon our first visit to the vet, we were informed she had luxating patella, and that it might one day require surgery, but only if it got worse. Well, it seems to be worse lately - has anyone experienced this, and is there any alternative treatment? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on May 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Help my knee

I hurt my knee about a year ago. It still isn't fully better. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by prunes on May 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Clumsy runners do not have pretty knees

How do I protect my knees while running? [more inside]
posted by tigerjade on Apr 12, 2013 - 10 answers

I bruised my thigh and the hurt is spreading. What now?

Nine days ago while working I *ran* into a countertop and bruised the top my right thigh - badly. At first the injury seemed to progress normally, getting better every day, but now not only is the bruise still there, but my knee hurts too. What now? [more inside]
posted by hafehd on Mar 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Advice re: my father's swift decrease in mobility - arthritis & Synvisc

My father (age 79) has gone from keeping a cane in the car for occasional use to steady himself (through 2012) to being in terrible pain and needing a walker around the house (the latter after a Synvisc injection to the knee 2 weeks ago, knee swelling, and falling - again - at home alone). So far he hasn't broken anything in his falls, but I live 90 minutes away from him and he lives alone. He's accustomed to being quite active and has often been mistaken for a man 10-15 years his junior. [more inside]
posted by pammeke on Mar 4, 2013 - 10 answers

Tore ACL skiing. Don't want surgery. Can I ever ski again?

I'm looking for opinions and stories from people who've torn their ACL but elected not to get surgery. How much physical activity can you still do? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Mar 3, 2013 - 17 answers

In kneed of gift suggestions

What can I get my mom, preferably thematic, as she's on bed rest for knee surgery? [more inside]
posted by casualinference on Feb 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Fighting Gravity.

What's going on with my knee? (YANMD) [more inside]
posted by bardic on Jan 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Knee replacement surgery for a parent. What to expect?

Parent is getting knee replacement surgery. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Oct 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Knee feels fine now. How long should I wait before I go back to running?

About a 10 days ago I tweaked my knee while running. It feels fine now. How long should I wait before I go back to running? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Is my knee ever going to get better?

Is my knee ever going to get better? I fell about two months ago, and it hurts and pops incessantly. [more inside]
posted by amodelcitizen on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

I feel like a five year old with a boo boo. Help me take care of my knee.

I fell on a slippery sidewalk today, and came down hard on one knee. Help me make sure I'm doing the right aftercare, and help me plan for what I should do for my knee while I sleep tonight. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 12, 2012 - 12 answers

help stretch thy knee and hammy?

Need help stretching knee/hamstring? Tight knee is causing more and more pain in my leg (heel and rest of leg)... i'm fine once i warm up for a while, but need help stretching knee and my hammy [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on May 22, 2012 - 6 answers

What the heck did I do to my knee?

I injured my knee somehow. I don't know how. I just remember noticing one day that it really hurt. What the heck did I do to it? [more inside]
posted by prunes on May 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Any advice on weird knee pain problem appreciated.

Weird, intermittent knee pain question [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on May 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Knee surgery: what happens next / what should I do / have ready?

What to do / will happen after knee surgery next week? Supplements? Exercises? Other ideas post-surgery for best chance at positive recovery? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Mar 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Should I excercise my damaged knee or should I baby it more?

I have an ACL injury from a motorcycle accident two years ago. I have noticed in the past 6 months it has gotten much worse. Should I excercise more or less? I don't have health insurance and have no way to get physical therapy at all and have already exhausted all free health-care options. [more inside]
posted by RampantFerret on Feb 18, 2012 - 3 answers

What can cause knee stiffness and pain in less than a week without any distinct injury? And when is this an emergency?

What can cause knee stiffness and pain in less than a week without any distinct injury? And when is this an emergency? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jan 21, 2012 - 8 answers

How do MRI and x ray work

MRI ...what it shows and x ray missed [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

The pain remains

IT Band problems: Tried the foam roller, deep tissue massage, building the muscle and stretches (all to no avail). What are other remedies? [more inside]
posted by xinglin91 on Nov 27, 2011 - 12 answers

my knee, help me save it in seattle

Recommendations for an orthopedic surgeon in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Injured in Florence and need crutches

Knee injury in Florence, Italy. Need crutches. [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Is my knee injured?

Knee problem filter: I have just started noticing a slight problem with my left knee. It feels like a dull pain in the joint and is worse when i walk and move my leg up and down. I do a lot of spinning, elliptical and walking. I am 26 years old and female. -Is this serious? Should I see a doctor? -Is there anything I could do to make it worse? Types of activities I should avoid? -Any home care remedies that would help? Thanks! I appreciate your help!
posted by Equiprimordial on Aug 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Dog with tender inner thighs.

Why are my dog's inner thighs tender? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Jul 7, 2011 - 8 answers

What did I do to myself ?

What did I do to my lower leg last night? Denial about a potentially torn knee ligament and long recovery time have me wondering (hoping) it's not that serious. More inside. [more inside]
posted by duckus on Jun 9, 2011 - 10 answers

ow..my knees!

I know you are not my doctor, but maybe you can tell me if I should see a doctor for some knee things. [more inside]
posted by nile_red on May 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Doctor? Or quit whining?

Sudden, kind of horrible knee pain--wtf, body? Is this okay, or should I go see a doctor? If the latter, what kind of doctor should I see? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Apr 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Is this knee pain worth going to a doctor for?

My knee hurts. Is this just a normal aging thing, or should I see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 19, 2011 - 23 answers

Bring out the gimp.

Bicycle accident, sprained or otherwise damaged knee, no insurance - where to go in the East Bay for help? [more inside]
posted by anotherkate on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Uninsured and injured in NYC

Uninsured and injured in NYC-filter: Where can I get crutches? [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger on Jan 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Knumb Knee

I have numbness after a nasty fall directly on my right knee. Saw a doc and had x-rays done (pelvis, knee, ankle). Nothing broken. Now my knee, plus half my thigh and half my calf are quite swollen and bruised. How long can I expect the numbness to last? [more inside]
posted by kathrynm on Dec 19, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I lose weight, when I am supposed to severely limit my walking and standing?

How do I lose weight, when I am supposed to severely limit my walking and standing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 - 48 answers

What is this knee rash?

I have a rash (or something) behind my knee. It's been there for about a month. Gross rash pictures inside! [more inside]
posted by MPnonot3 on Nov 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Will scar tissue on my knee preclude distance running?

Will the scar tissue on my knee get in the way of my running? Or will I outrun it? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Nov 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me be a good runner despite my weirdo body type

Are you a tall, female, pear shaped runner? I really want to start running but my body type seems problematic. How can I make it work? [more inside]
posted by lblair on Nov 4, 2010 - 27 answers

runners knee not fully healed. I don't know how to ask my doc for help.

during training for my last marathon I've been having trouble with my left knee giving out and being extremely painful in the end, so about five weeks I got an MRI done. the recommendation my doc gave me was to not run at all for four weeks. it has now been five weeks and while I am pain free I am hesitant to pick up my training again because I don't feel it's working properly again. I am not sure how to communicate what my problem is to my doc and what to ask for. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

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