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Old 10-08-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Not seeking medical advice but wanted to see if others have had similar experiences.
I have a bad knee (right one) from a bicycle accident when I was in high school and now I'm in my mid 40's ,not overweight but been doing full contact sports like kickboxing. Now my knee has been more sensitive and causes pain when I run.

Should I go see my general practice doctor or go straight to a physical therapist? I rather not go to my doctor because I have feeling it will take a few costly visits until I get referred to a specialist.

First stop thinking you're iron man and give that knee a rest. NO nothing on that knee except normal walking. NOTHING to give the joint time to heal from the inflammation that has built up in that joint.


Fail to listen to my advice at your own peril.
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:31 PM
 
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First stop thinking you're iron man and give that knee a rest. NO nothing on that knee except normal walking. NOTHING to give the joint time to heal from the inflammation that has built up in that joint.


Fail to listen to my advice at your own peril.
So agree, OP could be re-injuring the already injured knee he mentions.

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Old 10-08-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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orthopedics or sports med clinic

skip GP
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Id skip the GP and go straight to an ortho personally.
Let's hope if you go to an Ortho you don't go through what I usually go through: X-ray, MRI and then the MRI with contrast. Last time, I was then referred to a Physical Therapist, 5 visits and I wasn't gaining anything, so I finally found an awesome Chiropractor and he gave me the proper exercises that helped me the most.

Good luck!

I've also got knee pain, occasionally, and for whatever reason, biking helps my knee the most, and walking can aggravate it. I was told the muscle above the knee needs to be strengthened and biking seems to do the trick the best.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:10 AM
 
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Let's hope if you go to an Ortho you don't go through what I usually go through: X-ray, MRI and then the MRI with contrast. Last time, I was then referred to a Physical Therapist, 5 visits and I wasn't gaining anything, so I finally found an awesome Chiropractor and he gave me the proper exercises that helped me the most.

Good luck!

I've also got knee pain, occasionally, and for whatever reason, biking helps my knee the most, and walking can aggravate it. I was told the muscle above the knee needs to be strengthened and biking seems to do the trick the best.
thx for sharing.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by Surfertx View Post
Not seeking medical advice but wanted to see if others have had similar experiences.
I have a bad knee (right one) from a bicycle accident when I was in high school and now I'm in my mid 40's ,not overweight but been doing full contact sports like kickboxing. Now my knee has been more sensitive and causes pain when I run.

Should I go see my general practice doctor or go straight to a physical therapist? I rather not go to my doctor because I have feeling it will take a few costly visits until I get referred to a specialist.
Usually you need to see a doctor to get a prescription to a physical therapist no matter what. This is true even if you have a PPO. At least you do unless you want to pay $250/hour for physical therapy out of pocket. And many times a GP will refer you to an orthopedist first for a CT scan or MRI to be sure there isn't a tear or break of some sort. You don't want to do physical therapy if there is a severe underlying injury.

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Old 10-09-2018, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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thx for sharing.
I can see from your responses that you are shopping for those that confirm your bias against seeing a doctor. Mistake. Constant pain in any body part should not be self-diagnosed. You need information, and that can only be provided by a doctor. What if you have a bone cancer? And you treat it like a sports injury while it grows and spreads. You cant run your life properly with fear. Go to the doctor and let him evaluate it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Id go to an Ortho doctor too. Why beat around the bush?
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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I can see from your responses that you are shopping for those that confirm your bias against seeing a doctor. Mistake. Constant pain in any body part should not be self-diagnosed. You need information, and that can only be provided by a doctor. What if you have a bone cancer? And you treat it like a sports injury while it grows and spreads. You can’t run your life properly with fear. Go to the doctor and let him evaluate it.
I went to see my first ortho sports MD when I was 57, and I'm 80 now. It's all advanced and plenty of arthritis in the knee, I'd say most will NOT leave this earth without arthritic knees. I'm looking forward to trying the herbal tincture I recently posted in the Supplement area. The more active one is the more joint issues. Wear and Tear. Orthos will never be looking for patients.

And the more aggrevation to the joints the more issues, look at the world of athletic jocks and wanna be's.

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Old 10-09-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Skip the GP and go to the ortho if you can. They will probably x-ray and give rest and an anti-inflammatory a chance to work before prescribing an MRI or PT.

Another thing to consider is getting fitted for running shoes at a store that analyzes your gait and recommends brands and models based on your traits.
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