Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 2,185 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 464,920
Pageviews Today: 1,044,068Threads Today: 418Posts Today: 8,067
02:19 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Really bad knee pain, any ideas?

 
calin

User ID: 1350324
United States
10/23/2012 12:31 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Torn Meniscus - you will need arthroscopic surgery to repair it, as the meniscus is cartilage without circulation and cannot heal itself.

Been there, experienced that - the pain will drive you to the surgical solution, which will indeed make it all better. Except for healing the small arthro incisions, you will come out of surgery essentially pain-free and ready to run a marathon. Seriously.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22353411


That was my first thought too. However, my torn meniscus swelled all around the knee... not just behind the knee.

It took me 6 months to be able to go back to work after the arthroscopic surgery. The most pain I ever felt to be truthful.
..............................
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
..................................
THE SECOND AGREEMENT: "Don't take anything personally. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25312109
Canada
10/23/2012 12:32 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Walk it off big guy.
Light to Go

User ID: 8545334
United States
10/23/2012 12:33 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
MSM, it is a natural sulfur. Can take up to 6,000 mg. It will take care of your pain and provide many other benefits. Good luck to you.
Untroubled, Scornful, Outrageous-That is how Wisdom wants us to be!
White Genocide: 1900AD @ 35% - Today less than 8% of the earth's population
Sophia's Correction
Guenwyfar

User ID: 24419775
United States
10/23/2012 03:02 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Not to be whiney, but my left knee hurts like hell. Been over a week now, swelling behind the knee, very stiff and hurts a lot to walk up and down stairs. My own diagnosis is a Bakers (popliteal) cyst. Don't want to go to dr. any alternative remedies or ideas are greatly appreciated!
 Quoting: INK3


I have a brace for every joint in my body...may go a couple of years without using a single one but they work great for when I need them...
 Quoting: BRIEF


This.

Get a good knee brace. I don't mean a 10 dollar one from Walmart. Go to a medical supply place and have them fit you for one. I had to have that done when I slipped on ice and dislocated my knee cap last winter. You wouldn't think so.. but the high tech brace can make a world of difference. It won't heal the knee so much as help with the pain though.
 Quoting: Guenwyfar


Do you need a prescription for that type of brace?
 Quoting: INK3


I had a pretty heavy duty one and yes, I needed an Rx. Mine kept me from full range of motion, supported the tendons so my patella couldn't slip back out of place etc while I was doing physical therapy. It went from about mid-thigh to mid-calf. You can purchase more basic ones without one though, I think. That was the first one I have had that I bought outside of a big chain store like Walmart though. The only things I forsee you running into is that they may not want to sell you one for fear of lawsuit because you may blame them if it doesn't work and you need surgery. Not saying you will do that, but you know somewhere someone has most likely. Also, the type of brace you need often depends on the injury. if you don't know your exact injury they may not be able to get you in the right type of brace.
Guenwyfar

"Karma is like a rubberband.. it can only stretch so far before it comes back and smacks you in the face."

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

"Religion is like a penis, it's fine to have one and be proud of it, but when you take it out and wave it in my face, that's when we have a problem."
Guenwyfar

User ID: 24419775
United States
10/23/2012 03:03 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Torn Meniscus - you will need arthroscopic surgery to repair it, as the meniscus is cartilage without circulation and cannot heal itself.

Been there, experienced that - the pain will drive you to the surgical solution, which will indeed make it all better. Except for healing the small arthro incisions, you will come out of surgery essentially pain-free and ready to run a marathon. Seriously.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22353411


That was my first thought too. However, my torn meniscus swelled all around the knee... not just behind the knee.

It took me 6 months to be able to go back to work after the arthroscopic surgery. The most pain I ever felt to be truthful.
 Quoting: calin


Not 100% sure, but I think there are different regions of the menisci that can tear. Not all injuries present in the exact same way in different people.
Guenwyfar

"Karma is like a rubberband.. it can only stretch so far before it comes back and smacks you in the face."

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

"Religion is like a penis, it's fine to have one and be proud of it, but when you take it out and wave it in my face, that's when we have a problem."
evie
User ID: 56485207
United States
08/08/2014 07:32 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Don't be whiny does that help?rockonrockonrockon
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 45172763
Australia
08/08/2014 07:45 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Torn Meniscus - you will need arthroscopic surgery to repair it, as the meniscus is cartilage without circulation and cannot heal itself.

Been there, experienced that - the pain will drive you to the surgical solution, which will indeed make it all better. Except for healing the small arthro incisions, you will come out of surgery essentially pain-free and ready to run a marathon. Seriously.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22353411


I don't know about the torn Meniscus. I'm thinking more Bakers cyst. I want to avoid surgery totally.
 Quoting: INK3


the bakers cyst is not what is hurting you............it is probably the meniscus torn/damaged and this is what causes the knee to leak the synoptic fluid which then forms as a cyst/polyp

I have had the bakers cyst myself for about three or four years now and will be having my second arthriscope op on the knee within the next couple of months.

I too am having difficulty and pain when walking up and down stairs and apparently some part of my meniscus is catching on a bony spur according to the specialist who will be doing the op for free on the public hospital system ,which is a big relief for me I must say.
Good luck with getting it sorted out .




.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 21169381
United States
08/08/2014 08:03 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Hemp Oil? Yes.
Magnesium? Yes.

Arnica Montana? Yes.

Take it orally as a sublingual and
apply it topically as a salve.

You can find Arnica Montana (sublinguals) at
a health food store, and even Family Dollar
carries it suspended as a salve that you can
rub on your knee.

I jacked up my ACL and couldn't walk for
a week or better. Excruciating pain. But I
stayed faithful with the oral and topical
application of Arnica Montana and was
limping without pain at the 10 day mark.

I also used Essential Oil Lavender topically, which
gave relief enough to sleep. Although you can
make a salve with Arnica Montana sublinguals
(to apply topically), you CAN NOT take the
Arnica Montana suspension/salve orally.

I am not a doctor, but I played
one in 5th grade....Good Luck.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 6868380
Canada
08/08/2014 08:31 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
I have not read all the responses, just first page so my appologies if this already covered....

besides some other good advice already given I would add....

1)-Keep yourself hydrated...lots of water

2)-Often joint pain or arthritis can be traced back to a low level infection elsewhere in the body....eg infected tooth, gums, root canal, sinuses.
brunobroc

User ID: 54910069
United States
08/08/2014 08:39 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Whatever the cause, until you find out, Stay away from NSAIDS, I.e. Aleve
...it can cause severe bleeding ulcer. I know, because of severe knee pain I was prescribed Naproxin which ultimately, and rather quickly, caused an unstoppable bleeding ulcer that almost took my life. Doctors still can't believe I made it. Guess It wasn't my time.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 61349056
United States
08/08/2014 08:42 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Not to be whiney, but my left knee hurts like hell. Been over a week now, swelling behind the knee, very stiff and hurts a lot to walk up and down stairs. My own diagnosis is a Bakers (popliteal) cyst. Don't want to go to dr. any alternative remedies or ideas are greatly appreciated!
 Quoting: INK3


Brain tumor?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 19876247
United States
08/08/2014 09:27 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Really bad knee pain, any ideas?
Special knee ice pack from the drug store or chinamart.

Tumeric -1-2 TABLESPOONS for inflamation - goes best in Broccoli-cheese soup or mac n cheese covers the taste.

Had a swollen face from a tooth - gone in an HOUR!

But knee pain is terrible because you can't walk.

Sympathy - do the ice - chronic knee problems require doing this whenever it flares up into acute phase





GLP