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Old 02-09-2008, 12:22 AM
 
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For quite some time, perhaps years, I have had weakness in my right knee.

I remember that for a while... on a rare occasion if I'd be standing on one knee and it would be bent enough, it would "give out"... not enough power/strength/force to hold me up. This happened very infrequently and every time it happened, the events were too far in between to notice or remember which knee was weak.

However, now I have pinpointed that this only happens in my right knee. I don't have an omnipresent pain, however as noted in the previous paragraph, if my knee is bent far enough and I'm only on this one knee, I'll notice a pain and won't be able to support myself, the knee will "give out" (hard to explain) and i'll have to have both feet on the floor.

Another example is that sometimes when I start my car on cold mornings to warm it up, I'll usually just make use of my right foot for the clutch and I can feel that the knee is not strong enough and if I don't press the clutch all the way in, I'll feel some minor pain.

Other than telling me to speak to my doctor, does anyone have any ideas as to what may be wrong? I am a male in early 20s; Do some running in the summers as well as play floor hockey. Played ice hockey as a teen as goalie, have received pucks on knees but this has been years ago. Two summers ago, I remember falling on one of my knees during a floor hockey game and that was painful but nothing to take me out of the game. Other than that, pain/weakness/condition has not prevented me to run at all or hindered me in sports.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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I have had ARTHROSCOPY surgery on both of my knees due to lack of cartilege and a bone to bone rubbing that would cause pan. In looking at my literature of the surgerys i see that you probably need a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) procedure. This will show any torn tissue you may have. QUOTE " your medical history may include questions about your symptoms and whether they began after an injury. Your surgeon will examine your knee for swelling and any tender areas. The stability of your knee joint may be evaluated. How far your knee can move in different directions (its range of motion) may also be checked". This Quote is directly from a booklet I received from the hospital who did my surgery. You might also check online for Medical info regarding knee problems. I know what you are going thru as I also played hockey in my younger days (without pads) and one time was knocked unconsious by being hit in the head with a puck. Good luck. Stefhen
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My knee has gotten to the point where I can't walk without pain and it gives out on me very often. (Feels like I'm walking along and all of a sudden my knee has just vanished) I went to the doctor and he sceduled me for a MRI and told me he's 95% sure I'll be needing knee surgery. If it takes away the pain when I walk I'll be happy!
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