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    yeah, both my knee's are hurting now. if i line my middle fingers up in line with the centre of my kneecap going straight down, and press on my thumbs straight down then it hurts on the ends of the muscles that attach to the inside of my knee's- just above the boney lump. anyone else got that? it hurts when i try go up and down stairs mostly, but its also very stiff in the mornings or after i havent used it for a long time

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    Man, if your knee hurts see a doctor. See an orthopedic specialist if you can. Knee injuries are nothing to brush aside!! I know for myself, I have had two major surgeries

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    really just had one of my knee scoped aug. 22 could not belive the pain i was in for the last 2 years go to a orthapod asap

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    wise advice, go see a doctor or specialist.
    I get a pain in the knee but that's because by seatpost slips on rough terrain changing my knee position subltly making it uncomfortable.
    what your describing goes way beyond this, that sounds like either torn or strained ligaments (i suffer from gout so i know the pain you describe quiet well. imagine not being able to bend your leg because of crystals in your knee, it HURTS had to see a doc repeatedly). I have a guy here at work that has completely torn his AC, the only thing keeping him walking and upright is the muscle holding his knee together, he goes in for surgery at the end of the month to repair his knee.
    GO SEE SOMEONE NOW

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    just told my mum. she said 'we havent got the time' any idea's? ive seen the school nurse, and everyone is putting it down to me cycling did anyone else get pain when they started reguarly cycling?

    doing a more complex internet search bought up this which seems petty likely. should i do that until i can get a doctors appointment, or could i be damaging it further?

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    I have an issue with pain in the left knee post riding. It is sometimes very sharp and searing while other times it is less general and more general. I am in physical therapy right now but they are stumped and now think it is a meniscal issue. I am going to see an orthopedic specialist in a month after I exhaust all of my PT options. This all stems from a racing injury back in 1997. Ten years and it's no better. I'm going to get it fixed this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocheese
    I have an issue with pain in the left knee post riding. It is sometimes very sharp and searing while other times it is less general and more general. I am in physical therapy right now but they are stumped and now think it is a meniscal issue. I am going to see an orthopedic specialist in a month after I exhaust all of my PT options. This all stems from a racing injury back in 1997. Ten years and it's no better. I'm going to get it fixed this time!
    if you were closer I would recommend a great orthopedic specialist, Jonathan P. Garino, MD

    out of University of Pennsylvania Health System. he did a awsome job on my knee tore the meniscal and have cartilage degreneration after getting scoped was able to walk the next day

    jeff

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    Where?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarl
    yeah, both my knee's are hurting now. if i line my middle fingers up in line with the centre of my kneecap going straight down, and press on my thumbs straight down then it hurts on the ends of the muscles that attach to the inside of my knee's- just above the boney lump. anyone else got that? it hurts when i try go up and down stairs mostly, but its also very stiff in the mornings or after i havent used it for a long time
    We need a little bit more information than what you have provided. Is the pain at the top of the knee cap (patella)? Is it at the far end where it connects to your shin (tibial tub.)?

    Sonds like a bit of Patellar Femoral Syndrome (PFS), stiffness may be a bit of joint effusion. A couple of real quick things to try: stretch your quads out, does it hurt at the connection with the knee cap?
    There are many possible reasons/causes for this. Could be muscle/flexibility imbalances, poor patellar motions, fault aligned hip/feet...
    The first step is to stretch thoroughly, and ice if swollen. You may want to try an antinflammatory such as Ibuprofen as well.
    If it continues, see a sports PT or a ortho MD.
    BoiseBoy

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    Thanks RayJay. I am most probably going to head to Seattle to have it done. I usually like to keep things local, but this my knees here. I'd actually rather have someone very experienced do the actual cutting if it comes to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocheese
    Thanks RayJay. I am most probably going to head to Seattle to have it done. I usually like to keep things local, but this my knees here. I'd actually rather have someone very experienced do the actual cutting if it comes to that.
    thats why I went to philly to get mine done. ( I'm 3 hr away )
    I'm just going on 8 weeks after surgery, and my knee's have not felt this good in over 2 1/2 years .plus its great to be back riding agin

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    Go with BoiseBoy's post. He is right on the money. See if you can find either an NASM, C.H.E.K. or NSCA certified personal trainer in your area. They may be able to help you out in terms of pinpointing what the problem may be and save you some $$$ in Dr/PT bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarl
    yeah, both my knee's are hurting now. if i line my middle fingers up in line with the centre of my kneecap going straight down, and press on my thumbs straight down then it hurts on the ends of the muscles that attach to the inside of my knee's- just above the boney lump. anyone else got that? it hurts when i try go up and down stairs mostly, but its also very stiff in the mornings or after i havent used it for a long time
    Check it our new product for the knees while you're injured:

    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZpro...butionsQQhtZ-1

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    Braces can be baaaaaaaaaad news if used for prolonged periods of time. The muscles around the bone the brace supports will begin to get decreased neural input from the brain, and eventually begin to weaken. They will have to be "taught" how to function correctly.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbert
    Braces can be baaaaaaaaaad news if used for prolonged periods of time. The muscles around the bone the brace supports will begin to get decreased neural input from the brain, and eventually begin to weaken. They will have to be "taught" how to function correctly.
    they helped us out, while we were walking around. the hinges were VERY helpful.

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    Don't waste your time

    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker
    Check it our new product for the knees while you're injured:

    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZpro...butionsQQhtZ-1
    I tell you what, I will give you my address and you could send ME the money for that brace and at least somebody will get something out of the money.
    BoiseBoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoiseBoy
    I tell you what, I will give you my address and you could send ME the money for that brace and at least somebody will get something out of the money.
    go ahead, send the address, i'll send you something........

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    this isn't my opinion, it is information from medical journals, an orthopedic surgeon and a whole host of strength and conditioning gurus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbert
    this isn't my opinion, it is information from medical journals, an orthopedic surgeon and a whole host of strength and conditioning gurus.
    funny, cause mine recommended one.

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    Braces

    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker
    funny, cause mine recommended one.
    Well, any ortho doc will tell you that only an immobilizer will confidently support/stabilize your knee. The brace that you had noted is a semi-rigid brace, not muc better than a neoprene sleeve. There is evidence to support the use of the DonJoy's and CTI type rigid braces, however you must take them with a grain of salt. Even on the leanest person, there is still a significant amount of soft tissue for the brace to move. A brace may offer a modest amount of stability, but it will not prevent your next catastrophic injury. If your are going to tear a ligiament, it won't matter if you have the brace on or not.
    BoiseBoy

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    Good news- i figured out what I was doing wrong- walking wrongly. Yeah, i've been doing it for 16 years incorrectly. I used to walk with feet splayed out loads, with toes about 2 inches furrther apart than my heels. Now I make a conscious effort to push my toes together, so they point straight out and it's really helping.

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