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Old 04-12-2013, 04:19 AM   #1
Tricia Magrini
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Knee instability/ giving out

Hey all.

Would love your thoughts on this:

For the past few weeks occassionally throughout the day my left knee will sort of buckle underneath me while walking. It seems to happen mostly after being warmed up. It does hurt a little when that happens but otherwise I am not experiencing pain at all.

I am really unsettled about it, because clearly something is "wrong" I have tried googling but have not come up with anything definitive.

I started wearing sleeves a few months ago but other than that can't see anything that would have changed. Working IT stretches and mobilizing hips, rumble rolling calves, hammies etc.

Any thoughts would be great!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:42 AM   #2
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Re: Knee instability/ giving out

Tricia-
Don't mess around - see a doctor, preferably an orthopedic specialist.
Knees shouldn't suddenly give way like that.
Good luck!
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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Re: Knee instability/ giving out

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Tricia-
Don't mess around - see a doctor, preferably an orthopedic specialist.
Knees shouldn't suddenly give way like that.
Good luck!
What he said. And soon.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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Re: Knee instability/ giving out

Have you had a recent injury to the thigh? When I had a similar problem, it was because the thigh muscles had atrophied while recovering from surgery to repair a torn quad tendon. It took a while to rebuild all that lost muscle. You may have torn a muscle or something else. You should consult a doctor as soon as possible. My orthopedist told me that after the age of 40, the changes of tearing a tendon increase because of calcium deposits in the tendon and thinning of the tendon.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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Re: Knee instability/ giving out

just throwing ideas out, unlikely ligament injury as no trauma, meniscus typically would cause pain, patellofemoral syndrome can be the culprit of sudden giving way of the knee as patella catches an area on the femur and gets stuck a little. new post coming on 321GoMD.com
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