I am suffering with a knee problem which has been ongoing for about 6 years.
6 years ago I was running regular and also carpet fitting at first I thought I developed bursitis of the knee and when my history was given to the GP they seemed to confirm this. They suggested a career change and some anti inflammatories. There was some swelling around the patella tendon in my left leg.
The GP advised me to go and see a physio which I went to two different people both could find nothing wrong with my knee despite both confirming that the patella tendon was swollen both kindly took £50 off me and I was no better off. I got quite annoyed and unfortunately I have to say I lost the bug for exercise, until 5 weeks ago where I decided to dust off my running trainers and give it another go despite the fact the very dull ache in my patella tendon is still present but 6 years later I am still having the same problem. Don't get me wrong its not massive for instance last week I ran 10 miles but the pain is there and is getting worse now I have started to run again. Since 6 years ago if I squat and then stand up straight my left knee gives out a pop whilst my right does'nt.
Firstly anyone know what the above is? My own feeling is perhaps tendonitis?
Secondly I don't want to keep havin to spend money to see people who tell me there is nothing wrong when I know there is. Could anyone recommend someone decent in the Worcestershire area I am not sure if I need a Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Sports Injury specialist?
Any help no matter how small would be absolutely fantastic its incredibly annoying and is having a very negective effect on my life due to the fact I cannot do what I want to do.
Changed job 6 years ago - stopped exercising gave my knee lots of TLC - leg strengthing exercises - RICE - elevation etc.
No its always been there like I say a very very dull ache usually worse if i'm sat with knees bent.
I've also read about Patella tracking disorder but unsure if this would last 6 years if correct treatment was given.
As fo osteoarthritis I think its unlikely I am 28 now so would have been 22 at the time though I appreciate it is possible.
whyhaven't you asked your GP to refer you for physio.......You might have a wait depending on where you live but you have waited for 6 years now......
i went with my achillies tendon problems and then later for a knee problem.....both times only had to wait a few weeks and had really good advice and rehab exercises...didn't cost anything for a series of apointments and got me back on track.........
If I have a back or joint problem i usually fgo to an oesteopath whom i trust.and he sorts it.obviously i have to pay for this but its usually sorted in one session
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