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Should I go to physio? - May 25th 2012, 06:42 PM

Hi, so I have injured my knee a lot, along the lines of several sprains. Like to the point where the last time I sprained it I ended up seeing a doc to get an MRI and it was supposedly "fine" (though I think they said SOMETHING is wrong, its just not as if I tore my ACL or something, it was something physio and possibly working out could solve....). SO my knee cracks ALL the time, some times my other knee cracks, but only half as often... Like my right knee almost always cracks, like even if I am sitting down and straighten my leg out and my left knee might only do it if I JUST stood up or something.... It's not like it always hurts, sometimes it gets a bit funny feeling during work outs, but not always, and it's something I always thought would get better but I am not sure.

Does anyone think that this is cause to see a physiotherapist for? Like finish what I started like a year ago.... It is super expensive, it isn't covered by my schools insurance, but I still use my parents insurance so if it's covered there should I?? Or should I just hope that working out/sports will sort it out? I am just really worried that it can go either way, it'll be fixed OR I'll blow it out and end up needing to get an ACL surgery... OR nothing will happen, who knows maybe that's just how my knee is... Urghhhh... Any insight?
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Re: Should I go to physio? - May 25th 2012, 08:41 PM

It can't hurt to see a doctor about it.

However, I recently injured my ankle and it does the same thing. I asked my Physical Therapist and he said what usually happens is that you have a thin layer protecting your ligaments from moving. When injured, that layer is weakened or destroyed, which allows the ligaments to move slightly, causing the pop. As long as it doesn't hurt, it shouldn't be a problem. It can be very uncomfortable, and on occasion feel like being pinched there. However, if you can place your finger on the popping area and push down and don't hear the pop (feel it, not hear it) then it is likely from that protective layer dissolving.
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Re: Should I go to physio? - May 25th 2012, 11:51 PM

I've been at physio for about 5 months now for my knee problems. In my case it's genetic - my kneecap is in the wrong place so needs 'training' to sit in the groove where it's meant to go. Starting physio was a brilliant thing for me, and it's helped so much. If you can get it, do it, cause you don't wanna end up with long term mobility problems or anything painful. Best be on the safe side and ask your doctor.
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