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I'll try to be short but this is my first post here. It start with laying floor tile.
My knee/muscles got tight and kneecap cracked a few times getting up. I also hit under the patella with a piece of tile- it hurt like crazy for a minute but went away. There was too much getting up and down and having to reset some tile, straining the knee. I had pain ever since then. 1.5 weeks later my knee starting cracking and swelled around the patella. The cracking stopped completely last July after some hard glute work going up and down ladders after my worker did not show up.
Here are my current symptoms"
Medial knee pain- medial under petalla- still various degree of swelling
between 12 and 9 o'clock looking down- no redness or warmth ever.
Pes Anserine Pain on occasion, or jointline pain but no pain on palpation- perhaps on the medial condyle at the joint line.
More recent medial sided pain- hamstring related?
I cannot entend my leg fully when weight bearing.
I have a little weakness still in quads.
Pain normally sharp, esp after getting out of longer car ride
I limp most of the time, and cannot run
I feel pain 90% of the day
My femur feels like it is slightly rotated inward, or my foot is slightly outward- this can't help but most people I see walk with their right foot turned out more than me!
I tried everything inc. 2 orthos, 3 PT's, chiro, massage.
MRI and X-Ray was shockingly "normal"
I actually had 3 instances in the last 10 days at night where the knee suddenly felt fine- muscles firing. This happened after 9 p.m or so. Then the left knee went haywire! Patella mostly and some similar pains that I have in the right knee. The first time was the worst and the last was isolated to one area. This stunned me. I am busting my butt in the gym but the work does not seem to match the "progress."
I can answer any questions including previous symptoms. Thank you!!!
Oh, I am fine on stairways, and going down is easier now with my quad work. It is walking that mainly kills me! Squatting is the gym is o.k.- sometimes kneecap pain from pressure but weaker quad likely culprit. I do not have full flexion either, but the quad seems to get in the way of that now.
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