HI! I'm glad to see you made your way here :-) You know, I think it might be possible your left knee might be hurting because you're favoring your right knee. After my surgery in January, I developed horrible pain in my left knee and hip, and it was because of the way I was walking to compensate the knee pain in my right knee.
The doctors told me I do have arthritis in both knees, and I guess an injury such as yours could make it such that arthritis would develop in your knee... the grinding could be part of that. I take glucosamine, too, and I think it does help. I used a recumbent bike for awhile a couple of months after surgery, and that helped, too.
Anyway, it's good to have you here!
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Hi all! I got invited by Ceezee to join. I did a post to the experts about my knee problems. I have been a member of SP since Jan and am about 10 pounds away from goal.
I was fortunate to live through a rather unfortunate car accident about 13 years ago. I was able to get up and walk away (figuratively speaking) from a car accident to which I was thrown from a car at 85 mph. In the accident I had a pretty big gouge taken out of my right knee and road rash up and down my legs. I feel so fortunate to be here typing right now and yes, I do wear my seatbelt now. I am now starting to face the concequences of that accident with my knees. As I was getting stitched up in the er the doc told me to expect arthritis at a young age and I am not sure if that is what is happening to me or not, but I am (and have been for the last couple of years) experiencing grinding in my knees. I can hear them as I go up and down stairs and they do hurt from time to time. I am feeling it in both knees and I don't know if that is because of my favoritism of my right knee that my left one is starting to show signs of wear and tear. I started taking gluclosamine and have use homeopathic remedies to help with the occasional pain. They don't hurt all of the time but the do tend to dull up on me when the weather gets cold. I had no idea that this team even existed so if anyone has any info on anything I can be doing to help things, I am open for suggestions. Glad to meet everyone!
Hi All. I am brand new to SP, I just joined today and was looking about when i saw your team. I had an left ACL reconstruction over a year ago - Apr 06(which from reading all your posts is comparitively quite a long time) but i had a fractured femur so was on crutches for 12 weeks in a full leg brace before they did my op. I was out in germany at the time and once i had had my ALC recon they kept me in a full leg cast for another 6 week (german doctors are very cautious). needless to say i had a lot of muscle wastage which makes PT harder. I had about 10 weeks of PT and have even done 3 lots of 3 week full time residential rehab courses (i am in the army and they pay for that for you!) but i still seem to get a lot of trouble with my knee. In my job i need to do a lot of running and a lot of phys, i am constantly in pain from overuse or stiffened up if i have sat at a desk for afew hours. I know some of you are still only months past surgery but does anyone have similar problems or have any advice. I still have a lot of weight to lose from a year where i could do much phys.
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