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2014-04-03 12:02 AM

Subject: Help with knee pain ? at a loss
I am at a loss to know what to do about my knees , they can be fine for a while and then pain just flare up like today just 2 days from a race , it's going to be hard to race with the pain I have now , it's a short race but still will be challenging and maybe make it worse

I have tried almost everything , went vegan for 3 months no difference to pain , had heaps of energy but no relief , gave up alachol no difference, lost weight that has helped but can really only loose maybe 3 more kg max

My specialist said my knees are worn out and I am to young (early 40's) for a replacement , I don't wanting to give up tri, I have just started the sport and love it but the knee joints don't , I have been very stressed at work which may not help

My goal is to do a ironman but as things are now it's looking a pipe dream

Any ideas or golden advice to cure or help in anyway ? I will try anything !!!

2014-04-03 5:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Help with knee pain ? at a loss
"Your knees are worn out" is not a diagnosis. You have a meniscal tear or you have a bone bruise from kissing lesions in your left lateral knee or you have a maltracking paella leading to diffude softening of the cartilage there or you have have tri compartment, bilateral, grade IV lesions of x, y, and z dimensions or whatever etc., Are diagonses. Find a doctor who can give you specifics, then work on a treatment plan that fits your situation.

Edited by mmrocker13 2014-04-03 5:44 AM
2014-04-03 11:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Help with knee pain ? at a loss
And just how to did he come to the assumption of " your knees are worn out?"

Were than any images done or MRI?

Have you tried rolling, working on strength training or even resting for awhile? Could always be a muscle imbalance that has created runners knee. There are a lot of possibilities. Probably need more info on what is going on.

Edited by SEADOCHA 2014-04-03 11:37 AM
2014-04-03 4:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Help with knee pain ? at a loss
this is the doctors report thanks

has returned with his MRI scan. This has not shown a significant chondral lesion. It has further highlighted some articular cartilage loss within his patellofemoral joint, which if anything is worse than appreciated on his plain films. There is a chondral injury in the lateral compartment with a focal abnormality on the lateral femoral condyle, with a small flap.
2014-04-14 1:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Help with knee pain ? at a loss

You may want to consider cyrotherapy*.

My wife is a pain management specialist and runs a pain management clinic. She has a number of patients who have chronic knee pain and are either too young for total knee replacement or have had total knee replacement surgery and still have pain. She does a special type of cyrotherapy on the infrapatella nerve for these patients and has had great results. It is a relatively simple non-surgical procedure.

PM me and I can tell you more about it.

Regards, Mark.

(*Note I can't give you any medical advice over the web other than to say that you may want to consider this.)

2014-04-16 1:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Help with knee pain ? at a loss
So I found the research article that refers to a relatively common form of knee pain that if often misdiagnosed and can be treated by cryotherapy. It is a little technical.;16;E315-E324.pdf

You should find a pain management specialist who can make the correct diagnosis, work with you to create an appropriate treatment plan and then manage that treatment plan.

Good luck, Mark

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