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I'm a long-time tennis player / coach who has had an occasional bout of left knee stiffness a few times a year during cold weather (post 1984 skiing knee twist). After taking up cycling on a serious level (2010), there have been ZERO issues...That is, until I spent a week on my hands and knees painting the outer/roof portion of my pergola. I also started playing a new, knee-intensive sport, pickleball over the summer...No problems with that, however.
SYMPTOMS BEGAN AFTER CRAWLING ON HANDS AND KNEES 2-4 hrs/day over the course of about 5-7 days.
I experience varying levels of pain intensity from level 1 (waking in the morning) to level 9/10 "tooth-achy" (debilitated/difficulty walking) after light on-court activity for 1-2 hrs.
have been in PT for one month with minimal improvement. My 2015 X-ray of the left knee reveals an "excellent looking joint" (according to my ortho).
I was poking around the pain site (1/2 mid to lateral section of left knee) and discovered a node-like structure- later determined by the PT to be the peroneal/fibular nerve - I made my diagnosis, "peroneal nerve entrapment..."
Here's the weird part: Whereas PNE typically has sensory & motor abnormalities (tingling, numbness, burning, drop-foot, etc), I experience NONE of these, ONLY PAIN AND STIFFNESS!!! I have normal range of motion.. No electric shock, no tingling, no burning, no numbness. Is this Voodoo LOL?
Weight bearing activities cause the most debilitation.
Also getting up from sitting position and upon extension. Cycling causes minimal problems.In fact, I can cycle all day. But, I stand on the tennis court for an hour and I'm DONE!
I have an appointment with my orthopedist in two weeks, who will probably order an MRI, but, like many of us here, inquiring minds want to know ASAP!
Thanks in advance for your time and attention!
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