Knee pain question

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by pattyb, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. pattyb White Belt

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    I've been having knee pain lately and I am wondering if it's serious or just age catching up with me.

    It hurts on the right side of my knee cap (looking down at the knee). there is a area around there that I can push on and it will hurt. If I sit indian style for awhile it will get stiff as hell and take a few minutes to get back to normal. Also hurts in the morning sometimes.

    I was wondering if anyone else suffers the same problem in the same general area. I know I need to go to the doc but I've been avoiding it.

    my biggest concern is that i need surgery. maybe it's just arthiritus. Any thoughts suggestions.

    Ps: I didn't "injure" it. It just seems to get worse and worse over time. No swelling however.

    thanks!
     
  2. Darksky Blue Belt

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    Get an MRI or take some time off until doesnt hurt, if it doesnt get better GO SEE THE DOCTOR...kool moe dee
     
  3. The Colonel Purple Belt

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    Well...you could rub some of the Colonel's fried chicken on it-I've heard reports that it can make the sick walk again...

    OR you could go see a doctor.

    Seriously, all bad humor aside, go see a doctor. I knew cop I grappled with several years ago had to have surgery on his knee (I think his MCL was messed up)-oh yeah, he was in his mid-30s by the way, and literally they just used lasers to do surgery on his knee and he only had like, a few little pin prick sized scars on his knee you could barely see.

    The surgery was such a success that he was back to rolling again in a few weeks. He has continued to progress as a grappler (he had the surgery when he was a blue) and last I heard he was a brown belt now.
     
  4. Sohei Its just a flu bro!

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    Well the pain could be anything, it couldnt even just be a pinched nerve but the locking up when you sit could be a torn meniscus.

    Since you said it wasnt an injury but just got progressively worse you should get an MRI.
     

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