Hilary's Knee Pain

by Hilary

I started to get knee pain while at a soccer camp. The night before I had fallen and landed on my knee so I didn't say anything for a while to my parents b/c they freak out when I get hurt. The soccer camp was in august by the way.

So in November I started track at my high school and the pain kept getting worse. I finally could not handle the pain anymore so at my high school we have an athletic trainer and I went to her. I told her what was happening and she examined my knee but I was not getting much better so she sent me to the doctor. Of course my parents did not listen and took me to my family doctor for a sports injury.

They told me I had chrondromalacia so I did some exercises before practice and they helped some but I still had knee pain so this time I went to sports doctor. He said that I probably had tendonitis so he sent me to PT (physical therapy) for 6 weeks and told me to come back after 6 weeks.

I was still having knee pain so I had a MRI done and it showed that my kneecap was not aligned right like it was supposed to be. So my correct diagnosis is patella femoral pain syndrome.

SO now that I had the right diagnosis I tried PT again and I was to come back in 6 weeks.
Well when I came back again I still had knee pain so they said the only option I had left was to do a lateral release surgery. I said as long as my knee will not hurt when I run then I will do it even though I was a sophomore in high school. I wanted to get it done so I could run for the rest of high school.

So I got the surgery done and there were no complications. I did PT for a couple weeks and was able to run XC (cross country) with no knee pain. Even though I started XC late, I still had a good season. I am now in college and I have never had knee pain since. I now wish that I would have told the ATC at my school about my knee pain sooner so that I would not have had to run with pain for so long.

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Sep 02, 2015
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by: Anonymous

It looks like you have really suffered badly. But the good thing is you don't have it anymore. I wish you may never ever suffer from it again. Such a nice story. I enjoyed the blog. Hilary's Knee Pain, I must say you guys have a lot of knowledge on knee injuries and a lot more stuff on this site. M really impressed. You are doing great.

Jun 12, 2008
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by: Bart - SII

Hilary, thanks so much for sharing your story. This is a perfect example of why it is so important to not ignore injuries or hope that they will go away.

You were able to get treatment and finally find the right answer. I am so happy that your lateral release surgery was able to give you the relief you needed.

Thanks again for sharing!


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