Hi, just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and can advise what they think it may be.
I have had this for over a year now, I hurt one knee playing squash. All is fine normally, I can cycle no problem, run no problem (just aches after a while) and normal every day activity is fine, but when I bend my knee excessively such as squatting right down or climbing etc. then it hurts and if I try to do this movement quickly i.e. doing burpies, skipping or a similar movement I get a sharp pain. If I run or even walk quickly upstairs I also feel it.
I have been to a local physio who diagnoised that I was over pronating whilst running and also have a touch of hyper-mobility and gave me exercises to do. A running shop confirmed the over-pronation and I now have suitable footwear for running but despite this and the exercises my knee shows no sign of improvement.
I did explain the specific symptoms to the physio but he didn't seem to pay a lot of attention to the particularities of the burpies / stairs etc. and after a couple of sessions has no more advice for me so I have stopped going.
I am just hoping someone recognises the symptoms before I approach a different physio for help?
Do you have any other symptoms other than pain? Any locking, clicking or giving way of the knee?
Nope, none of those symptoms.
My first guess is that it could be a meniscal tear, but apart from pain, you don't have the typical symptoms. It still could be though, especially if the mechanism of injury was a twist of the knee when you hurt it playing squash?
It was almost certainly a twist of the knee!
Would the best course of action be to see my doctor? I'm guessing that is something that physio can't help with?
Might be best to see a doctor. If the physio suspects a meniscal injury, they would have to send you to a doctor anyway, so that you could have an MRI.
Great, thanks for your help, will make a doctors appointment and see what they say!
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