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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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knee problem!

As many of you know, I am a member of a roller derby league. Been with them for about a year now (I know, I can't believe it either!). I've made lots of friends and have become a lot fitter. I'm currently a 'intermediate level' skater, which means I can play for one of the 3 intraleague teams but am not quite good enough yet to play interleague bouts as part of the 'travel team'.

However, about two weeks ago, I started experiencing a problem with one of my knees. Knees get a battering in roller derby and the best bit of equipment you can buy as a player is a decent pair of knee pads.

Its ok when I'm moving about and when I'm skating (or indeed cycling - I cycle to work which takes about 90 minutes each way - another exercise that I'm sure is hard on the knees!). But, if I am sitting down with my knee bent, or lying down in bed, I can experience a sharp pain that feels like its in my kneecap. I then have to shift position for the pain to ease. My knee feels like its 'clicking' when I move it. The pain eases but its a bit perturbing.

If it carries on for long, I will be going to a sports physio but has anyone experienced anything similar? Any thoughts/advice much appreciated.

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I had a lot of knee problems when I used to do a lot of mountain biking. Unfortunately the only thing that cured it was to quit riding.

I have bad knees anyway, hereditary in my case. My brother has had both of his rebuilt.

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Quitting roller derby is not an option I'm afraid

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You have a PM Allie.
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No I don't

Ah ... I do now.

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hahaha, too fast for me.
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I would definately go to a doctor to get it looked at. It might be something simple, or you might need something like physical therapy to help build up the strength in your knee and leg.

I hope that you feel better soon.


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I hope your knee gets better soon, Allie.

You can try taking a glucosamine and condroitin (sp?) "joint supplement".

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You may have damaged your cartilage, you should go and get it seen to, because you don't want to tear it, that hurts!
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Glucosamine all the way. I had the exact same problem one summer particularly, I couldn't climb the stairs without pain or a clicking feeling in my knee. I took the recommended dose of glucosamine/chondroitin for several months and the pain disappeared entirely.

Check in with a doctor, but I HIIIIIGHLY recommend the glucosamine.
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