wierd pain pattern

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  1. SantinoSan

    SantinoSan White Belt

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    Hey all...just thought I would share a baffling pain pattern from my knee. I have had many injuries over the years but I never had one behave like this. I get a mild pain underneath my knee, just off to the inside. The pain is the worst after I've been sitting a while and walk, but is never bad when walking. It is more noticeable when I climb stairs. I had no trauma that I know if, it just happened one day. The kicker is, after I go to BJJ class, my knee is pain free for hours, then it slowly creeps back in. I have had it for a week on and off. If it stays around too long or gets bad, I will see my doctor, but I just thought it was strange the way it goes away during class and stays OK until 4 or 5 hours afterwards. Anybody ever have injuries disappear for a while during and after class? Just chalk up another majical property of BJJ :wink: .
     
  2. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    Probably stiffness. The BJJ gets the blow flowing to it, so you don't feel it.
     
  3. triso

    triso Green Belt

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    Did the pain start after you started Jiu Jitsu?

    BJJ can definitely give you aches and pains. My elbows constanly hurt, and I am always sore.

    I have a general rule, depending on the seriousness of the pain, I wait a week or two, and if it still hurts, then I call the doctor.
     
  4. stephensharp

    stephensharp Brown Belt

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    Could be patela slip disorder, which is a stretching of the connective tissue in the knee, and fairly common. It could also be a combination of fluid in cryssallus, which is just a build up of stuff that may settle when you're relaxing, then your knee crunches it up and pushes it around when you start moving again. They had to suck a shitload of it out of my knee when they went in to fix my meniscus last summer.

    Try some glucosamine chondroitin.
     
  5. SantinoSan

    SantinoSan White Belt

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    It started about 4 weeks after I started back into BJJ after a 2 month break. It feels more like tendonitis than general soreness, but I've never had tendonitis go away when I exercised...it usually flaired up. The pain is tolerable, actually it is really not too bad, just the way it behaves that I found so bizarre. It doesn't hinder any activities. I will give it some time, and maybe a break if it stays...then it is too a doctor, if it continues. I hate going to see a doctor with every pain...I feel like such a whiner. Maybe I'll try some glucosamine for the long term.


    Thanks.
     
  6. IMP

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    Rather be a whiner then a guy without a knee...
     

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