pain in center of other knee

July 30th, 2008

I am worried because I seem to be taxing my good knee with all the extra work.  Sharp pain in center of kneecap when i sit/climb stairs…  Any advice is most appreciated…


3 Responses to “pain in center of other knee”

  1. annieh on July 31, 2008 4:18 am

    No real advice I’m afraid other than try and rest that leg as well, remembering that you are putting lots of extra strain on it, and walking differently. Perhaps a support bandage might help.

    Annie

  2. sheila on July 31, 2008 7:51 am

    I noticed this, too. I think I have been overextending it when crutching a lot or when trying to crutching more quickly. I have had bad knees for years (also from tennis!) and this is just aggravating it. I have found using Tylenol tends to cool it off. You could also try icing it down when you finish a walk to help it calm down. And when going from sitting to standing, use your upper body as much as possible to minimize the stress on the knee/ankle of your good foot, by pushing or pulling yourself up, and using your hands to lower yourself onto a chair or bed. If you don’t have anything to else to hold onto, a walker can be very helpful for this as you can use it when letting yourself down or up.

  3. paigefifi1 on July 31, 2008 10:22 am

    im such a wheelchair advocate-get it and rest your knee. ive been using a wheelchair if the distance is more than 30 feet, otherwise i use crutches.

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