Post by johnrussell on Feb 26, 2015 23:34:48 GMT -6
I am having pain in the areas nearby by knees. The problem started a couple of days back after coming back from jogging. The exact area of pain is at the top bump of shin bone beneath the kneecap. It hurts when I press that area with my fingers. It doesn’t hurt much when I walk normally, but it does when I start climbing the stairs or when getting up from the chair. I know that everyone will say to visit any injury treatment clinic, but I don’t want to do that if the issue can be solved by having a pain killer or any other solution which can be done at home. Anyone thinks this can be a serious issue, which should be treated by a doctor? I need some advice here.
Post by chastennis on Feb 27, 2015 15:18:39 GMT -6
I have no medical training.
daque brought up a good point. I did not assume that the location of the pain was accurately known but have just mentioned some common injuries near the area. None of this thread is meant to diagnose or treat your undiagnosed injury. Patellofemoral Pain (older term Chondromalacia).One area to become familiar with is the cartilage under the patella(knee cap). Note the many possible causes that take a Dr to diagnose. www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p194.html
My experience with this issue involved damage under the knee caps, a very common area for early arthritis. Mine improved greatly when I discovered the posture problem of tight/short rectus femorus muscles (a quad). If you were jogging on hills that activity it seems to me might aggravate this same area because the short quad does not allow the patella to track properly. (This injury was first detected in an MRI for another knee injury, a meniscus tear.) www.mrtherapy.com/articles/article3.html
Your injury may have resulted from a posture problem. Posture is a good area to learn about as the example above proved to me.
Patellar Tendinitis. There is another issue that runners get, this might be closer to your pain's location, I believe that it is called patellar tendinitis but I am not certain. Tendinitis following an acute injury can become a serious and chronic tendinosis if stressed. The time frame can be very short. Best also to see a Dr. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=patellar+tendinitis
Lyme disease causes knee and other pains. My niece, a soccer player, was diagnosed with other injuries for months before finally being diagnosed with lyme disease in her knee.
I mention a few injuries that I am familiar with. There are many other possible injuries that take a Dr to diagnose. Also, picking matching symptoms and assuming that you have a diagnosis for your injury can delay treatment and risk making the injury worse and especially missing the short window for optimal healing.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2015 9:43:01 GMT -6 by chastennis
I understood the pain/tenderness to be over the tibial tubercle, not the patella (knee cap). Am I wrong in this? If my understanding is correct, the quadriceps insert there. But the exercise described doesn't seem to be enough to stress that insertion. That is why I asked the age. Youngsters are prone to overuse symptoms especially if they have pes planus (flat feet). Hence my curiosity as to the age.
I realize this is an old post but did you figure out the issue? If you were looking for an at home treatment for the injury. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy Wraps They promote blood flow to the affected area by using electro magnetic energy to bring nutrient rich blood in to help heal and repair the tissues. It is worth a look into. There isn't anything much like it on the market and may bring you relief.