Knee Joint feeling weak

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Kakasgotskillz
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During a game, after I make a run or spend a long time jogging and then suddenly stopping, my right knee seems to feel really weak and the joint feels awkward too. I've been experiencing this for about 2 months now, and have never had any serious collision on my right knee. It affects me because my leg feels like it can't move anymore and I have to push really hard in order to move again. This doesn't occur though when I'm not playing soccer (and it's my weak foot knee). Can anyone tell me why?

belija91
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I know a lot about knee's I've got patella femoral syndrome at the moment it's nothing too serious. From the symptoms you mentioned, I suspect you have patella tendonitis.

here are some links...

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cyber ... sknee.html

http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/arc ... endon.html

http://www.athleticadvisor.com/Injuries ... initis.htm

A bit more information would be helpful so tell me everything that you experience and at what times... is your knee swollen below the kneecap? Do you feel pain if so where and what causes it? Anything else that feels strange/painfull/different than usual you can mention?
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Kakasgotskillz
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Hmm, now that I read this stuff, it does sound like what I have. Umm... I usually get it after long periods of non-stop running up and down the field, right after a quick sprint, or sometimes when I'm jockeying/defending. It feels really weak, but in an unexplainable way. Umm... I get leg strains alot and my knees often feel overworked after soccer games, and shooting practices. My knees look weird, it kinda looks like the bone is sticking out more than it should but it doesn't hurt at all, and I can't really find a part where it's swollen. Soo do u have any suggestions on how to make it better?


P.S. Oh wait, now I remember. A muscle in my quads feel weak also along with the kneecap. The feeling extends down my leg to my knee.

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yea you have patella tendonitis, i have it too and i have the same circumstances as you with the swollen looking bone etc.

you need to take time off it, you can recover much quicker if you rest it now than if you keep training so trust me it'll be worth it. I've been working out in a pool and it's great actually and I feel like my fitness is still improving. also if you need to play soccer you can probably work on everything except sprinting and shooting with your right foot, yes i know the tendonitis is in your left but it really irritates it when you have to plant on your left foot, so look at this as an opportunity to work on your weaker foot. also be sure to stretch your hamstrings twice a day otherwise you will be looking at further problems in your knees down the road, i've had numerous problems because of this and unfortunately i still did not stretch so now i'm sidelined again

good luck

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Where exactly do you get pain? On the sides of the knee? below the kneecap? above the kneecap? behind the knee? When do you get it? (what activities cause the pain) Are your quads/hamstrings/glutes weaker or smaller on your left side than your right?

I used these articles on the net to diagnose myself and i rested for 2 months because I thought I had patella tendinitis. turns out I didn't even have patella tendinitis at all but something completely different related to the patella. Try answering my questions and if you are still not completely 100% sure after all this, see a specialist. I went to a physio and I finally got the CORRECT diagnosis from her and I'm getting better.
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Kakasgotskillz
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Well, I feel it from just below my kneecap and I think I can feel it up my quad muscles but I'm not too sure of it. I don't think it's that serious that I need to do physio but I still need to push it in order to keep going during a game.

And where did you guys get left leg from? I said it was on my right leg.

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because you said your weaker foot and i automatically thought left

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also you could have osgood schlatters which happens in younger athletes

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cyber ... osgood.htm

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You don't have patellar tendonitis i think.

I've had it and it does not affect joints, or atleast at the stage i was in. It sounds like you have something else, because you're talking about your knee and tendonitis happens in the tendon connecting to your knee, located below your knee.

But remember, i'm no doctor so seeing a doctor would be the best choice if you really have problems with this.
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patellar tendonitis can occur in the place that you describe because that's exactly where mine is and i went to a doctor, although if you are about 14 years old it is more likely to be osgood schlatters

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Hmm, I've rested it for a week and I don't really feel it right now. But right after another soccer game (which would be two days from now), I'll probably start feeling it again.

and it could be osgood schlatters but I haven't really seen any swelling of the knee.

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It is unlikely to be osgood shattler disease unless you have had a growth spurt recently. Osgood occurs because your bones grow to fast for your tendons and I don't think that's you case. Also your symptoms don't match up. I'm no specialist either but I know a lot about knees.
You don't have patellar tendonitis i think.

I've had it and it does not affect joints, or atleast at the stage i was in. It sounds like you have something else, because you're talking about your knee and tendonitis happens in the tendon connecting to your knee, located below your knee.

But remember, i'm no doctor so seeing a doctor would be the best choice if you really have problems with this.
Patella tendonitis is thought to be the inflammation ('itis' meaning inflammation') or overuse of the patella tendon, the strong tissue that connects the knee joint to the shin bone.

With the symptoms you described it is patella tendonitis in my eyes. However, it could also be SO MANY other things. If it were that easy to diagnose there would be no need for orthapedic specialists. That's why there is no point asking us on the internet. Go to a physio or a specialist and check it out. That's the only way you'll know.
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