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post #11 of 24 Old 06-22-2019, 10:49 PM
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I will be calling the dr. on Monday. I am 30 years old, I will be 31 in October. What is the difference between a brace and a sock compression? Thank you all for your advice.
OK you're young enough that you shouldn't have any chronic sort of injuries. Which means that it's likely just weakness rather then an injury (as you would know if you had an acute injury). (I was 27 almost 28 with my injury, so learned about those differences lol.)

I find the term brace covers about everything. A sock compression doesn't have support it just squeezes your leg, so there's some support but it will also help with circulation. I like my BoT one. The brace will actually hold your leg more firmly. I wouldn't recommend getting either one unless your doctor says so. And TBH while I do like my brace, knee braces in general are awful. They don't stay up they aren't comfortable and while I did notice a benefit wearing my brace for a bit the longer I wore it the more uncomfortable it was to the point I couldn't wait to take it off. It was better then wrapping it for day to day use, but wrapping it was more ideal. I actually quite my job and just sat on the couch for a time. So you can try taping, or if there's an actual injury wrapping it. But I'd just wait and see what the doctor recommends.
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post #12 of 24 Old 06-23-2019, 03:22 AM
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Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. More than likely it is something minor that can be remedied, however pain, even in your knee can signal something serious such as cancer. Our National Canadian hero, Terry Fox, experienced knee pain. His parents took him to the doctor and found out he did indeed have cancer. This was 40 years ago. Medicine has come a long way since then. All you have to do go see the doctor, take care of yourself.

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Knees and backs are the weak points in bipedalism. Back to knuckle-dragging and we wouldn't be having these problems!
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post #14 of 24 Old 06-23-2019, 09:40 AM
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@Filou seems squats can cure quite a bit. Work for incontinence too. Even better than kegels in some instances and when combined sneeze and laugh all you want.
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post #15 of 24 Old 06-26-2019, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for advice. I am going to see the dr. tomorrow it was the earliest they had. With the knee pain can your foot start hurting too? Thank you and happy riding.
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post #16 of 24 Old 06-26-2019, 02:14 PM
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Good luck!

I think it's very dependent on the problem. Nerve pain can spread, when my knee is bad these days it is achy and that type of pain can spread. I had an actual injury so the sharp pain while it did spread never felt like it was my foot.

It's also possible you're walking oddly to compensate which puts stress on your feet, I know I did have issues with my feet hurting, but it was clearly not directly related to my knee.
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post #17 of 24 Old 06-29-2019, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone. I had my orthopedic appointment yesterday, the dr. thinks it could either be synovitis or a meniscus injury. I won't know for sure until I get an MRI.

I am guessing for now that I can't ride?- until I know what's going on w/my knee and get treatment.
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Did he say you couldn't ride? Interesting enough the mensicus itself doesn't hurt, it's basically cartiledge but if it tears it will irritate the membrane which is essentially causing synovitis. It was actually my meniscus I tore (on the inside) and I was riding 5 horses a day for awhile. I eventually gave up lol, but a leisurely trail ride is likely fine. For me it didn't hurt unless I was using my inner knee (squeezing for example). I'm not saying you SHOULD ride lol but if the doctor didn't say not to it should be ok to do some light hacking or something, whatever you feel up to.

The meniscus is why I asked about your age, typically younger people like us have an acute injury and they often recommend surgery while older people who injure it often have degeneration as a primary cause and surgery is NOT recommended for it. (and other things follow the same rules I'm sure!) I know you said this just started one day and no injury. So I'm not saying you need surgery, but your age does factor in how they will treat it. As you are young and active they will likely be more aggressive. I don't know much about synovitis.

When's the MRI? I know mine was a pretty good wait.
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post #19 of 24 Old 06-29-2019, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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My orthopedic dr. just put in a referral yesterday, said it could take up to a couple weeks. Hopefully I will from them next week.

If my insurance doesn't pay for most of it, I will have to choose the cheaper option which would be an steroid injection.
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post #20 of 24 Old 06-29-2019, 07:32 PM
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Just see what the MRI says. No guarantee you'll need anything more then a steroid shot.

Everything was fully covered by my insurance but in my case surgery was the only option. I hope all you need is steroid shots! Could be you just aggravated it and then by using it (constantly after all it's your knee!) it's aggravated it more.

Crossing my fingers for you!
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