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I am thinking one of my main problems is my knee is stuck in "flexion contracture." It is a little worse with weight bearing- or certainly feels that way. I think all my 7 "professionals" I saw missed this. I kept looking at weaknesses and flexibilities myself but I think if I can get the knee to straighten out I can make things better a lot quicker.
I do not know the exact angle I am at (doctor appt. next week will hopefully help with this), but I can only get the back of the knee to about 1.5 inches from the wall at best (heel and glutes against wall, then try to entend back). I am a little better after stretching, but it is mostly temporary.
I do feel better at times when I get a little more stretch out of the joint.
Sometimes it feels tight in the back of the knee/hamstrings, and sometimes after I get some stretch it then feels tight around the front of the knee/patella area. My other leg can snap back with ease, and that supposedly is the worse knee (MRI is clear on the problem bent knee right now).
Any advice how to beat this? Knee issue has gone on for 13 months and the contracture I suspect for quite a while too now, which is concerning. I feel it is mostly muscular but what should I do? Are there any tests to see if it is also joint related? Any modalities I can try. Right now I am stretching, and heating while elevating my heel. I understand now that working out will not help much, only with symptoms, which is what I am experiencing. Muscles are not activating properly when I walk.
Thank you! (I just want to walk normal without pain again...)
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