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Knee pop and giving out

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Started by JenWis6, Jun 13, 2013 7:15 PM
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    JenWis6

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 7:15 PM

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Hi all. Looking for some advice. I was doing some Zumba the last week and had my knee pop and give out on me. It was very painful and it took me a good day to be able to walk on it again. Currently, it is swollen but not tender, only a bit sore and stiff feeling. I can't extend it all the way though. I have rested the past couple of days and started to work-out again. That same knee just feels very unstable and like it is giving out. Again, not painful (I have a very high pain tolerance) but it still worries me. Hate to go waste money at my primary care doctor's office but any thoughts on what might be up?? I finally have my weight loss moving again and can't afford an injury. Grr.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 7:26 PM

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I would look into water exercise or recumbent bike for a while and take the stress off the knee.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 7:51 PM

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I have no idea what might be happening with your knee, but I do think you should go see primary care if it still feels that way after a week or 10 days.

I would look into water exercise or recumbent bike for a while and take the stress off the knee.


This is great advice. If you start working it too early you could hurt it further...water exercise is smart.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 8:11 PM

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I have bad knees, see a doctor. You may have to have PT or have the knee taped. I have done aquatic pt in the past and it was the best. The rehab center closed the pool, so I don't go anymore. I went 2-3 times a week for about 2 years. Loved my 'pool ladies'. I have had shots in the knees many times, surgery, so the best is see the doctor.
Good luck with it.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 8:54 PM

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get it checked out and be down for a few more days or injurer more and maybe get the knee replaced...it nothing to play with you need that knee and leg for a long while


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 9:53 PM

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YES - see a doctor. You don't want to mess with that, and possibly turn it into a permanent injury. You may need a brace in order to do that type of workout. Or, possibly that workout isn't right for you. Not to worry, though.....there is so much else you can do. But let your doctor (preferably an orthopedic/knee specialist) assess and prescribe.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:37 PM

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I don't want to freak you out, but you definitely need to go see a doctor as soon as you can. I'm kind of a pro at knee injuries at this point and it's not a fun thing to be a pro at! If you heard your knee pop that is pretty consistent with an ACL tear. That's one of the main things that everyone with an ACL tear will hear followed by instability, especially when doing anything side to side or twisting as that is what the ACL is supposed to keep it from doing. I would go get an MRI on the knee ASAP because after my first ACL tear I put off going to get it fixed and ended up tearing my meniscus as a result because the torn ACL didn't keep my knee from going further than it should. Also until you can get to the doctor definitely hold off of zumba or anything that you need to move laterally for, like tennis or golf or anything. Again, I'm definitely not a doctor but I've torn ACL and meniscus in one knee and ACL, MCL, Meniscus in the other.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:38 PM

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Also Ice ice and more ice! Ice is a knee injuries best friend. I really hope you don't have a serious injury though and it was just a painful pop of the joint! Let us know what happens!


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 7:48 AM

#9
Okay, update on my knee.

I went to my PCP this past Friday and he started step 1 (I knew what was coming as I transcribe for physiatrists for a living) and has me taking naproxen, putting heat on my knee, and no strenuous activities. He wanted to see what happened with this before ordering the x-ray/MRI.

I will be calling him back today though. This step is not helping and my knee continues to pop painfully, feel like it has a lot of fluid in it, and feels unstable at all times. On to step 2 I guess. Wish me luck. Thanks for all the advice.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 9:00 AM

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See a doctor. That being said, ice and rest. If it's already injured you need to give it time to heal. After that you can worry about rehabilitation. Trying to exercise your knee while it's already injured will just further complicate the problem.


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