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Storm_Kyori
01-09-2010, 09:53 PM
Hey guys,

This is probably my 2nd thread here and I might have posted on this before. I have a really bad pain right under my knee. Just recently got worse. I went on wikipedia to take a look at the anatomy of the knee and I think it could/might be what Rafa got. Patella tendinitis. I have no idea who to talk to about this. My doctor says it could be because I'm slightly overweight based on my height/age. My mom whose a CNA says the same and also that it could be the tendon that's effed. I did talk to a buddy of mine who plays Tennis. he is a chiropractor and he said it could be the Meniscus.

This might help.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/Knee_diagram.svg/658px-Knee_diagram.svg.png

My pain (bump) is below the Patella and right above the Tibia where the patellar tendon adjoins it. It honestly like a bone is their, a bad bump. It hurts a lot. It also cracks when I walk down the stairs kinda like when you're double-jointed. any suggestions or similar troubles?

Here are live pics and take a look and tell me what you think. I hope the wiki will help since I can't get a xray to really see what's going on under my skin.

You can see the bump I think in this one right under my patella.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/Storm_Kyori/Tennis/P1010358.jpg

side view
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/Storm_Kyori/Tennis/P1010356.jpg

top view
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/Storm_Kyori/Tennis/P1010354.jpg

Any info would really help. I tried taping my knee and it helps a bit, but then I'm not really sure if I have the tape on the right spot.

Thanks,

David (Storm_Kyori)

Cindysphinx
01-10-2010, 06:50 AM
And you haven't gone to see an orthopedic surgeon for examination, X rays and an MRI because . . . . ?

mikeler
01-10-2010, 08:04 AM
See your orthopedic surgeon and rest, rest, rest.

charliefedererer
01-10-2010, 09:09 AM
No matter what it is, rest and ice is the first treatment.

Make an appointment now with an orthopod with an interest in knees and sports medicine.

If the area in your picture is tender to the touch at a superficial level, it is more likely to be patellar tendinitis, than a deeper stucture like the meniscus. But you can not make a diagnosis on line.

It's not too late to make your New Year's resolutions include losing weight and being more fit.

Good luck. Hope you get better soon, but don't rush it.

Storm_Kyori
01-10-2010, 10:41 AM
And you haven't gone to see an orthopedic surgeon for examination, X rays and an MRI because . . . . ?

Like I said, I didn't know who to see. I stated earlier that I told my doctor about this that's all he said and when I asked him who to go to he had no response. I think this is the first time I got "orthopedic surgeon" in all the times I've been asking around. On top of that lots of other problems to that I would like not to state at the moment. not my health but family, work, etc.

charliefederer,

i guess it's not really tender to the touch, but when I put pressure on it, there's a little tingling.

for sure I'm looking forward to losing the weight. i will make some phonecall mon and see what happens.

od_sf
01-10-2010, 11:34 AM
As mentioned above, you should ask your primary care physician for a referral to a sports medicine / orthopedic specialist. Hopefully you have good insurance!

Some good specialists in CA:

In South cal:

http://ortho.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=42

In Norcal:

http://outpatient.stanfordhospital.org/clinics/orthopaedics/sportsmedicine/
http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_services/ortho/sports_medicine/index.html

mikeler
01-10-2010, 12:15 PM
I usually ask about doctors with other tennis players since every tennis player gets injured eventually. Luckily for me, one of my regulars has a brother who is an orthopedic surgeon.

Storm_Kyori
01-10-2010, 02:29 PM
I usually ask about doctors with other tennis players since every tennis player gets injured eventually. Luckily for me, one of my regulars has a brother who is an orthopedic surgeon.
I'm going to ask around and see if my chiro friend knows anybody and that is pretty lucky.

As mentioned above, you should ask your primary care physician for a referral to a sports medicine / orthopedic specialist. Hopefully you have good insurance!

that is one of my main problems. I don't have any. really stupid how they work. my mom has insurance that covers everybody, but me. I don't get that. so it's always oiut of pocket for everything. i'm using out-dated glasses that are from 2yrs ago so the prescription is off amongst other things. really sucks.

Cindysphinx
01-10-2010, 05:33 PM
I'm going to ask around and see if my chiro friend knows anybody and that is pretty lucky.



that is one of my main problems. I don't have any. really stupid how they work. my mom has insurance that covers everybody, but me. I don't get that. so it's always oiut of pocket for everything. i'm using out-dated glasses that are from 2yrs ago so the prescription is off amongst other things. really sucks.

Oh, dear.

Well, maybe you can go see an OS anyway and you can negotiate the price to be what the doc would get from an insurer?

The real problem is the MRI. Those things are crazy expensive. Still, seeing an OS and not doing any testing is better than nothing.