Ahh what up with my knee??

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  1. Mike Danger

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    Crap, been bugging me a bit since last fall...
    I have a slight dull pain right below my knee cap. just above the "Bump" on my shin. Some times its just a little sore. I dont notice it while moving. and its hasnt really hindered me but it does worry me, so I try not to push it to hard, even though my speed is key
    any ideas??
    I was thinking it migh be tendon related??
    what would be the best therapy?

    The day "it happened" I went out for a run, and the last 100 yards, I ran as fast as I possibly could, then played tennins for a couple hours later on.
    and after I got home I noticed my knee was swollen.
     
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  2. winter2334

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    does the pain just happen when you are running or just randomly?
     
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    Last year i went to the doctor because i had pain in the area that you are talking about, but i think i had it more serious because i couldnt even bend my knee without it killing, if i were you i would take it easy until the pain is COMPLETLY gone
     
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    Go see your doc.
     
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  5. tennisdad65

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    take it easy with the tennis for a bit. hard courts are tough on the knees.
    ice and massage the area.
    I find that cycling and ~25-50 squats with no weights help strengthen the knees and tendons..
     
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  6. Mike Danger

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    Actually I dont run that much,(aside from on the court), But I have a Nadal-ish style of play, as I note the bands/tape he wears in that area. I ride my bike instead.

    Id say its sort of random. Its like I notice it all the time around the house/ driving etc, but not really when im doing any activities, its more of a soreness, but Im hoping its not like a tear.

    I can say that I might notice it slightly, when im doing leglifts like at about 100lbs
     
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  7. Mike Danger

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    someone mentioned it might be my miniscus(sp?)
     
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    My left knee is screwy too. Knees suck. I've stopped lower body training for the time being and I only climb stairs with my right leg for now, since my left one cracks and pops. Probably a strained ligament or something.

    I spent months and months learning how to do squats correctly, but they still ended up hurting me. I'm starting to think that squats aren't for everyone. It's a damn good feeling after you've done squats, but my left knee gets tweaked too easily.
     
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  9. Rickson

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    What bump on the shin?
     
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    How old are you?
     
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  11. Mike Danger

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    well I say "bump" but its I geuss the part of the top of the tibia, the part that sticks out the most. But I only notice that occasionally. Its more just on the bottom side of the knee cap, from about 10 to 12
     
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  12. Rickson

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    Bump on the upper shin? Are you sure you don't have Osgood Schlatter's?
     
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  13. Mike Danger

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    Im not familliar with that, but its not really a bump, thays why I put it in ""
    just the outer most part of the bone, im quite sure its normal, im quite sure it doesnt have anything to do with my issue. I was just using it to locate the area I was concerned with.
     
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  14. Vik

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    Try a patella wrap first. I had pain just below the kneecap and the little support a wrap gives was just the trick. You can find it for $10 or so from a sports store. I don't play w/o it now.
     
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  15. Mike Danger

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    is that the little band that goes just below the knee, like nadal wears sometimes?
     
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    Mike,

    I think he tapes both knees, but it is the same thing (little band) that the folks above have mentioned. Rafa claims to tape just to protect his knees. I am guessing he has the best people working for him and their advice is sound. Yes.. the little band is quite cheap and easy to try out.

    Steve
     
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    ok, again. go see your doc.
     
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    Once again I ask, how old are you? If you're over 21 you can rule out Osgood Schlatter's right now. I'm 16 and mine seems to be going away, but trust me, you don't want it. It makes overtraining a commonality.

    Most people that have a prominent bump on the location you're talking about have/had Osgood Schlatter's.
     
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  19. Mike Danger

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    Im 28, I wouldnt say its prominent, It's just the top of the fibia, Looked up OS, theres no pain from that, and i never had any kind of pain there at that age(s)
     
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  20. Gmedlo

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    See a doctor then, really the only thing left to do.
     
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    hmm i have something similar called osgood schlatter disease or "jumpers knee" might be it?
     
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  22. Ronaldo

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    Jelena Jankovic injured her knee against Caroline Wozniacki by hyper-extending it. This can lead to a meniscus tear.
     
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  23. rgoodwin13

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    Ice Compression Knee Wrap

    Any time there is muscle/tendon/ligament pain and swelling, the body is responding to a soft tissue injury. R.I.C.E. is the best way to deal with the injury.

    REST-Don't do anything which causes pain. Pain tells you the injury is not healing.

    ICE-Apply Ice several times a day to stop pain and reduce swelling.

    COMPRESSION-Reduces swelling which if left unchecked will prolong the healing time.

    ELEVATION-When the injury is below the heart, gravity will allow fluid to build up from the injured tissues.

    Coldone makes an Ice-Compression wrap that will stop pain and swelling while you rest and let the body heal the injury. Once the pain and swelling are gone, do gentle strengthening exercises to rebuild the strength in the muscles; then go back to your normal routine.

    You can see the wraps at http://www.coldone.com/knee_wrap.html

    Good Luck
     
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  24. Cindysphinx

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    A meniscus tear would probably give you swelling. In my case, the torn meniscus cost me some of my range of motion. I could no longer straighten or bend completely due to the swelling. You can get a tear from overtraining or an acute injury.

    Can I also suggest you see a doctor, stat? I waited months to see a doc and kept playing. I could get relief from a couple of advil in the beginning, but after a while that didn't help. The repeated cycles of swelling caused my plica to become thick and stiff, and when I finally did have the surgery they had to cut out the plica too.

    So, like, see a doc, 'kay?
     
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  25. poz

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    Chondromalacia (look it up)

    Very common in young athletes

    Nothing to worry about
     
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