Knee Problems

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charmander
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Well, about a month ago, at high school tryouts, my knee started hurting, and I later learned that I limped a bit when I ran. I played with it for two weeks, but the pain got kinda severe when I played, so I bought a knee brace and it helps a lot, but there's still pain. I've kinda researched it and I dunno if it's Osgoods Schlatters or Patellar Tendonitis, or something else.
It hurts mainly when I lift my leg, and also, after games, there's a slight bump on my leg.
Does anyone know what my problem is and how I could fix it, if I can?

rzadzinski
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It really sounds with the bump that it's probably Osgoods Schlatters disease.
"I wear tinted visor not to trick other players, but so hot girls in stands don't see me looking at them."

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flyhigh19
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is the bump under your kneecap? if it is then you have Osgoods Schlatters

charmander
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Thanks for the answers, but I read that the tendonitis also can give a slight bump under the kneecap, and I think that's what I have.
Because I've seen my friend who has Osgood Schlatters, his bump is a lot bigger than mine, plus from the symptons of tendonitis, I think I have that more than Osgood.
http://www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/Ortho/f ... onitis.htm
It's hard for me to jump/squat.
My knee hurts when straightening it.
The cracking however, I don't have.

Alexio1092
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I've got a possible operation in February to "clean out" my kneecaps once the swelling goes down...I'm trying out for State League next year and after the op it's 6 months recovery so I'm planning on training as much as pos before then. :P

I'm also being looked at for patellar tendonitis...horrible amount of crunching going on in my left knee, just picked it up last week after a knock to the knee during futsal.

Any idea of the cause of pain...also in pain when the kneecap is pushed inwards (from left-to-right on the left-knee, right-to-left on right-knee)...can't squat either...physio refuses to diagnose osgood officially yet and it's been 9 months of consistent physio & knee specialist appointments :roll: :? ...minor heel pain on my right foot consistently too...is this meant to be knee related?

rzadzinski
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Alexio1092 wrote:I've got a possible operation in February to "clean out" my kneecaps once the swelling goes down...I'm trying out for State League next year and after the op it's 6 months recovery so I'm planning on training as much as pos before then. :P
Well training before surgery and not doing any tryouts or anything will pretty much go down the drain (not all) once you're out for 6 months.

And dude, I'm no doctor, but it sounds like you're falling apart! :lol:
"I wear tinted visor not to trick other players, but so hot girls in stands don't see me looking at them."

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nicolausoccer123
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hey im 13, and i had this injury on both of my knees. i never thot it would heal, and i went to the doctors like 3 times and they said it would eventually heal. just continue what your doing and always ice it ALOT after ur training.

i actually used athletic tape when i went training or to games and it helped alot until after i took the tape off. but u really gotta try not to shoot because it really gets the knee irritated.

it took like 6 months to fully heal, and i still got the bump on my knees, but just keep doing what your doing and ice alot and it will go away!

Norm
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had it, u probably have Osgood. Find a good sized chair that has a flat seat and fully extend one of your legs parallel to the ground, while the other is a at 90 degrees. Hold it for 20 secs then switch. Do this alot andit will help you get strength. Drink milk too, osgood is caused by one bone out growing the other, or somehitng. :P

Darksp00n
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I had osgood too and it took 6 months to fully heal. I bought some tape for my knee and put ice on it after every training, which helped a bit, but it was still a hard time. =(

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