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Front of knee pain

Hi, the other day I was briskly walking (I do this about four days per week for about two hours) and the front of my knee, to the top right of my kneecap started to really hurt. When I walk up or down the stairs it seems to hurt the most, but if I keep walking on it the pain gradually decreases. It is a bit sore to touch, and I can see a faint bruise. It doesn’t hurt to sit with my knee bent, and so I am not sure if it is Runner’s Knee. Does anyone know what the problem could be, and have any tips on solving it? I also run about twice a week. Thanks for any advice.

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Reptured achillies

i picked up a partical rupture of my right achillies in March whilst on my Work experiacnce placement at a school, i was coaching rugby and my studs got stuck in the ground when i went to tackle somone. i was taken by abulance to my local A&E unit and i was told i had a partical rupture of the achillies and i was to stay on crutches for a week then start getting back into my rugby again. Even thought it was to painful too really put any weight through my right foot i stayed on crutches for the proscribed week, then tried to play a round of golf whilst on holiday in Florida with my dad, i couldnt even steady myself on the 1st Tee so obviously i gave up and sat in the buggy for the remander of the round.
by the time i re-turned to the UK 2 weeks later i was at the point were i could not even stand. but as a sports student i had to try and get back in to sport again. and i decided very stupidly to “get back into sport” by playing squash and pretty much as soon as i got on the court i went to place my foot flat on the floor and my achillies completly ruptured i was in so much pain i was taken to A&E again and they placed it in plaster with my toes pointed for 3 weeks then 2 weeks ago they took that plaster off and placed my foot flat then re-plastered it again. i am confussed as everything i have read says that it should take months for it to heal so why are they just leaving it in plaster for just over a month?? is this going to mean i am at higher risk of doing this injury again?? and is there anything i can do to lessen the risk?? how long will my rehab take. as i am a sports student and i am going to uni to do a degree in sports so i cant afford for this to happen again. should i be requesting that they operate to heal it instead of leaving it in plaster? i will be greatful of any help i can get’

cheers guys

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Stiffness in right leg

I race over 800 meters and have been suffering from the following condition over the last year.

I have a stiffness in my right leg. Basicially it affects me all the time when running but becomes very pronounced when i run very fast. Its very hard to describe how it exactly feels but i feel like i have 2 separate legs when running, they feel so different. The harder i run the more chronic it becomes and the leg just stiffens up incredibly badly. I also notice a very slight tingling in my right foor recently as well.

I have received physiotherapy, acupuncture, oesopathy, chiropathy – all to no avail. If anybody can offer can insight into want this could be it would be greatly appreciated.


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Shoulder instability surgery

I am going to have surgery to stabilize my shoulder on 5/24. What should I expect? Has anyone had a similar surgery? What will they do once I am asleep? All help is great thank you.

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Knee Pain

I am 34 and have always had great legs/knees for running and other forms of cardio. Just before Easter I went onto an elliptical machine for an hour. When I got off my knee felt a little strange. Over the next week it worsened. Now it is 1.5 months later and sometimes it hurts climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time. It is a nagging and burning pain (right knee a little towards the outside.. it doesn’t radiate to my thigh or anything). Its not debilitating, but it is very annoying. Basically I want to rule out what it isnt – my question is.. if I had an ACL/torn ligament, etc.. would it be a lot more painful than it is? Usually rest and ice with ibuprofen helps, but it always comes back if I am on my feet for any length of time.

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Snapping In Side Hips, As Well, Feeling Sick When Excersising.

i am posting since my right hip (top femur) has been making a snapping feeling, and hurts – i was wondering if anyone knew a good stretch to loosen this area?

as well, i occasionally started to feel sick once in awhile while i was excersising – this began about 7-8 weeks ago and does not always happen, but when it does it feels like i am going to be physically ill/am nauseous, i dont stop excersising becuase of it, but it is still of some concern — if anyone has any imput that would be greatly appreciated!

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Pain at top of leg/side of hips from running?

Hi folks
I’ve posted this same message in reply to the “hip flexor/groin” message string too but thought I’d start a new one as well.

I started running about a year ago and then did nothing over winter. Picked up again a few monhts ago and my groin muscles (right at the top of them where leg meets torso) were alway the thing that hurt at the end of the run. Then that subsided and i started getting pain on the ouside of my hips while running. That’s been bothering me for a few weeks now but thought it would be fine, so ran a 10k race at the weekend and had a really bad time as both of these areas got really sore.

Today (run was yesterday) they are both SO sore and having to lift legs out of car etc to ease pain.

I’m actually going for a sports massage tonight i think with the friend who does them but if he can’t help do you think it’s best to go to a GP first and get referred to a physiotherapist or just go to one at a sports centre/clinic?

Thanks for your help!


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Entrapment of the radial nerve

sounds like I have tennis elbow however it started a few years ago while working on art project and having to bend a lot of metal with wrong tools! Kept working through pain.Eventuallly pain went away (rt arm) but noticed a problem then and it has not changed.I once could throw a great game of darts. Since then I Cannot hit board even! Even concentrating the dart will miss board and hit to far left. The pain comes back only with excessive strain. The dart throwing is no big deal but is the reason for my question. Did I cause some perminent nerve damage? Even with no pain for months or years same thing happens. Lately my right pinky finger is numb and I also did a lot of heavy lifting the past wek and the pain is back. I know it will go away again but more conserned about nerve damage or other? entrapment of radial nerve maybe?

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Chronic IT band pain

Man, I am close to my wit’s end. About a year ago I started my injury cycle with some hamstring tendonitis while mountain biking. I made it through the m.biking season, but by September/October my IT band started giving me trouble. I have seen a sports physician, two different physical therapists – I love my new one, and am completely compliant with stretching and rehab exercises. I also have hip flexor issues related to the quad attachments, and my piriformis is crabby and tight. Basically, my left leg is a basket case.

I can’t do any of my favorite activites. I learned how to swim over the winter and am left only with that. No snowboarding, skiing, biking, hiking – I can’t even walk my dog without pain.

The part that is most troubling is the fact that I have pain radiating down the lateral aspect of my lower leg. It originates near, but lateral to, the IT band insertion and shoots down my leg to my ankle and side of my foot. It totally sucks.

I am going to France next week, which is a big deal, a special trip, and I am thinking I may have to rent a scooter or be on crutches to do anything – especially in Paris.

Does anyone know if this pain sounds related to the IT band, or is it ANOTHER injury? I was thinking it may be nerve impingement. Any suggestions? BTW ibuprofen doesn’t even dent the pain. I am going to try Aleve today (wish I had some Vicotin ).

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Sprain or tear???

I injured my ankle playing football (kicking the ground)one week ago. Although it seemed a very light injury (not very swollen, no big problems and pain walking), after one week of ice and rest it is still swollen, stiff and giving pain to many movements(apart walking). Should I be worried that, despite seemed a light sprain, there can be a ligament damage? How long should it take to heal? And when to restart running? Playing football?

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