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Posted by
Stephanie Frazer on July 24, 2001 at 01:50:34:

Hi, I'm Stephanie Frazer and i'm only 13 years old. For the past 2 years i've had knee pains in both knees and recently i have had a knee injury playing soccer where i could barely walk. I did not see a doctor but sometimes in the day i just all of a sudden have pains in my knees. Could you help? Thanks!



Re: Knee Problems

Posted by
E J TURK on July 24, 2001 at 10:47:29:

In Reply to: Knee Problems posted by Stephanie Frazer on July 24, 2001 at 01:50:34:


Does a total knee replacement eliminate Bakers Cyst problems in that leg? It's been 6 weeks since the surgery & the back of the knee is still very swollen
& I feel the the tight "band" around it.I do all the exercises daily--- my DOC sez "exersise MORE!!!!



Re: Knee Problems

Posted by Helping you on July 24, 2001 at 11:50:13:

In Reply to: Knee Problems posted by Stephanie Frazer on July 24, 2001 at 01:50:34:

Most likely, you are having what doctors call "growing pains". many girls and boys your age have this problem. It is probably nothing to worry about. If you injured your knee, just take it easy for a while and see if your mom or dad would buy you bromelain supplements. Bromelain is found in pineapples and it will help to ease the pain and make it better faster.

Also, just to be on the safe side, you could go to a pediatrist (foot doctor) to make sure you don't have "flat feet". Your foot normally has a nice arch to it and it keeps your body in line. If your arch is lost or not there, your whole body is thrown out of whack and you can get pains. Especially knee pains.

If you are unsure about this and you keep getting pain anyway, have a good sports-medicine doctor look at your knees. It's not uncommon for girls and boys, especially when you do a lot of sports like soccer, to develop what is known as oscould shlaters. I spelled it wrong but your mom and dad would know exactly what I am talking about. At your age, when you are growing a lot and things are changing, it's very normal to have twings and pains in different parts of your body.

I hope these suggestions will help you. If you are still worried, like I said, go to a sports-medicine doctor and please, whatever happens, come back to this board and let us know what he or she says ok??

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Re: Knee Problems

Posted by
Curt Parkinson on July 25, 2001 at 01:52:04:

In Reply to: Re: Knee Problems posted by E J TURK on July 24, 2001 at 10:47:29:

Drear Dr.

I have had knee problems for the past 8 years. Both of my knees will go out on at will. I am currently in the US Navy and have been in the Navy for 8 1/2 years. My medical records has at least 28 reports on the condition of my knees for the past 8 years. I was finally sent to the hopital to get an evaluation. The doctor took me off shipboard duty and enroll me into a physical therapy program to try and stragthen my knees. The therapy program is an aquadic program that happens two times a week. The doctors also stated that I am suffering from patella femural syndrome (PFS). I do not know if this is an accurate diagonse or not. My therapist was adviseing me on my options with me staying in the Navy. I am very concerned about my future. I am only 28 years of age and I have a young family and a simi active lifestyle. I want to be able to support myself as well as my daughter. My interpitation of my doctores is that they do not understand my situation completely so they just want to get rid of my medically. I am station in San Diego and I was woundering if you had som contacts in my area. I personnally want to seek advice from a civilian doctor. Please let me know if this situation will be with me for the rest of my life or will I be able work this situation out.



Re: Knee Problems

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 25, 2001 at 08:12:12:

In Reply to: Re: Knee Problems posted by E J TURK on July 24, 2001 at 10:47:29:

Hi, EJ.

No.

Walt

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Re: Knee Problems (Doc Kim?) (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 25, 2001 at 08:16:29:

In Reply to: Re: Knee Problems posted by Curt Parkinson on July 25, 2001 at 01:52:04:

Hi, Curt.

PFS is best treated by a Chiropractor or Rolfer. Conventional physicians haven't a clue.

After all this time of incompetent management, you probably have some permanent damage but you will need to resolve the mechanical cause, which is continuing to cause damage, before you will know.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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