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2 weeks after falling, odd bubble in my knee?

Two weeks ago I fell down on tile right on top of my kneecap (my leg was bent and I landed at the point). It bruised and swelled and is super painful to touch. It is hard to compare it to my other knee because I have other knee problems on both legs (lateral release surgery on both, loose acl, patellar tendonitis, patella alta...). II can straighten it and hyper extend it without any pain however it hurts to bend it.. It hurts to walk on. The bruise has mainly faded by now except for some green. The skin feels tight - for lack of a better word. It is mainly swollen directly below my knee cap In the upper-middle part of my knee. It hurts the most if I push where it is swollen and pull my fingers up while pushing down. After that it is really painful to bend my knee. It also hurts when I have anything pushing into my knee (like in the splits). There are certain parts where my knee is numb - if I push on it I feel absolutely nothing. This is on the swollen parts as well as in some parts over my knee cap. If I push in other spots I can feel a bubble that I can move around and have occasionally popped. After I 'pop' it, I can start to feel it again after about 10 minutes. This bubble typically hangs out at the base of my patella. What might I have done to it and what can I do for it now to help it heal? I know to do RICE, and I have been icing and elevating my knee, but I am unable to rest it. I am a gymnastics coach and high school student which means I have a lot of moving. I also am a gymnast but I could only do bars today. I also don't know how to compress it. I have training for a 500 mile bike ride and want my knee not to kill me every time I go out on a ride. Ideas...please...anything?

Why do my legs and knees get so weak after sex?

Alright, I'm a bottom. Let's start there.

I've noticed that with my current boyfriend, after we have sex, my legs start shaking when I walk, and my knees feel like they are going to give out.

I'm thinking it has to do with size. My current boyfriend is about 8.5 inches and pretty thick as well, but my ex was only about 6 inches, and about as thick as a toilet paper cardboard roll. None of this ever happened when I was with my ex.

When we have sex, he is usually rough and goes all the way in, doggy style.

I'm sorry to be so graphic, but I'm seriously wondering what it could be. Is it normal? Will it go away when I am used to his size?

Also, I've been tested, and I don't have any diseases or viruses.

All answers are appreciated.

Also, if you're going to insult me for being homosexual, just move on and don't answer!

Can sciatica nerve cause severe pain in my leg and ankle?

Sciatica is a layperson’s term for pain that usually radiates from the back down into the leg, and travels through the sciatic nerve. The pain does not actually originate in the sciatic nerve, but usually in either the L5 or S1 nerve roots (the two are most commonly affected by disk herniations or other degenerative processes in the lumbosacral spine). Involvement of other nerve roots in the lumbosacral spine (L1, L2, L3, L4, S2 etc) is much less common.True damage to the sciatic nerve is very rare - it can happen after hip surgery, from direct injury as the result of an intramuscular injection in the buttock or as the result of compression in the buttock or posterior thigh.The pain is referred pain - although it is felt in the leg it actually originates in the nerve roots or sometimes (especially for pain felt only above the knee) from bony or ligamentous structures in the lumbosacral spine without involvement of the nerve root. Pain from the back to below the knee is usually from involvement of the L5 or S1 nerve roots, in isolation (either L5 or S1) or sometimes at the same time - L5 and S1 in one leg or sometimes both legs if there is a large central disk herniation or significant central spinal canal stenosis.L5 pain usually travels down from the lower back to the buttock, back of the thigh, outside (lateral aspect) of the calf and into the top (dorsum) of the foot and big toe.S1 pain is similar above the knee but travels down the back of the calf and into the heel and sole of the foot.In lumbosacral root disease it would be very rare to have leg pain without significant back or buttock pain. The same is not true in cervical root disease where you can have significant pain referred into the shoulder or arm without much in the way of neck pain.

What is chondromalacia patella of the knee?

Chondromalacia describes the softening and wearing away of articular cartilage. Patella means that the location of the cartilage damage is under the patella (knee cap). Normally, the back of your patella is covered with a thick layer of smooth cartilage that allows it to glide over the knee joint as you move. However, if this cartilage is damaged, this mechanism may not work properly, causing pain with certain activities and potentially loss of range of movement. There are four grades of chrondromalacia which describe the severity of the cartilage damage. There is some variation in the actual classification of the grades, but the general descriptions are as follows. Grade 1 describes swelling of the cartilage and softening of the cartilage. Grade 2 is when there is actually some small tear in the cartilage. Grade 3 chondromalacia has deeper tears in the cartilage and Grade 4 describes the complete destruction of this articular cartilage, leading to exposed bone in the kneecap. As you can see, Grade 4 is the most severe grade of chondromalacia. Chondromalacia patella often comes about over time, where the cartilage is progressively broken down with certain activities. Usually, you have some predisposition to this happening because of the alignment of your feet, knees, legs and hips putting too much pressure on one part of your knee. Chondromalacia patella can also occur with an injury. For example, I have Grade 4 chondromalacia patella after a traumatic netball injury in which I dislocated my knee, ripping cartilage off in the process. Turns out I was very susceptible to knee injuries because I have somewhat flat feet and bad foot and ankle joints, a valgus of my knees partly because of my wide hips and tall height, and a shallow trochlear groove (the groove in your femur in which your kneecap is meant to sit in and run along). Chondromalacia patella can be very hard to treat and I really recommend going to a physical therapist if it is causing you a lot of pain, because they can help you with exercises to strengthen your VMO (one of the muscles on the inner side of your thigh) which helps to pull the kneecap back into alignment.

How much does a leg cast from toes to knee weigh?

Depends on whether its plaster or fiberglass and it depends on how tall you are. My plaster cast weighed a little over 5lbs and it felt like it weighed a ton. I am now in fiberglass and it is noticeably lighter.

Is knock knees curable?

Knock knees are usually part of the normal growth and development of the lower extremities. Some cases, especially in a child who’s 6 or older, may be a sign of an underlying bone disease, such as osteomalacia or rickets. Obesity can contribute to knock knees—or can cause gait (walking) problems that resemble, but aren’t actually, knock knees. The condition can occasionally result from an injury to the growth area of the shin bone (tibia), which may result in just one knocked knee. Orthopedic SpecialistIn the course of developing normal alignment of their lower extremities, all young children have knock knees to some degree for a period of time. At the age of 3, more than 20 percent of children have at least a 5-centimeter gap between their ankles. By the age of 7, only 1 percent of children have this gap. Knee Replacement Surgery

How can I ease knee pain?

Knees Can be painful not because there is anything wrong with the knees per se, but because tight muscles in the legs and other parts of the body are exerting pressure on the knee caps, pulling them out of alignment towards the inside of they legs. trying to bend the knees during normal walking, can cause pain and creaks. Sometimes the knees will lock, and you have to shift them around a bit to get it them snap back into place in order to bend them again.

Gentle yoga exercises and trigger point therapy can greatly alleviate this problem. A Qualified massage therapist can help relieve the pain as well as help you from having further problems. I've enclosed a link for chiropractors that do trigger point therapy so you can find one in your area.

I also recommend 1tsp. of alfalfa powder daily and a calcium and magnesium tablet twice daily. Many times the body is lacking minerals which causes incredible pain.

If trying all of the above does not help you should see an orthopedic doctor.

Kind regards,

Can I join Indian army as an officer with knock knees?

Sorry, but with knock knees you can not join not only Army but any of the defence forces as knock knees will affect your training and day to day activities .However you must understand about actual knock knee problem. My son was appearing in Navy Medical board and he was little panicked. So when the MO asked him to stand erect with heels and tows touching together, his knees also touched and so he pushed his knees slightly forward to generate gap between knees. When MO ordered him to stand erect again, this time he pushed knees slightly backward. Then the MO laughed and asked him, who has told you all this. My son said , no one. Then he told my son in a polite tone that when you stand erect with you tows and heels touching, your knees will touch and that is perfectly all right. It is problematic when you stand in savdhan with heels touching and tows 45 degrees apart or Vishram with your heels apart and then also your knees touch each other. So calm down boy and let us examine you.The image below describes it wellHowever you may get TR and may be given a chance to Appeal Medical board and as I have read, some exercises for certain period may correct knock knees to some extent.Image source: Google search