how are you? I just joined this forum and would really appreciate if someone could help me. I have a knee that hurts me for around 1 1/2 years now. The pain started when i was working out in the gym and was doing heavy leg presses. Since then the pain has got better but still isn't gone. So I finally decided to get an MRI of my knee that I had to pay for from my pocket, as the insurance didn't cover it. Here is the link for the result from the MRI: http://www.xtreme-stunts.com/nail/mri_edited.jpg . It says something about an effusion which I don't really understand, as English is my second language.
Could you tell me if this means that it is irritated, as i tried using Voltaren gel on the knee before, but it didn't get much better.
What would be a good way of combating my problem? I tried resting it for a while but whenever i start exercising, the pain comes straight back.
Thank you very much in advance!!!! Please let me know if you need more information about me.
The worst kind of pain is pain in the weight bearing joints like hip or knee.
You must have injured your ligaments while trying to lift weight.DO NOT LIFT WEIGHT FOR ANOTHER 3 MONTHS,IT WOULD WORSEN THE CONDITION.Stop exercising.There are ligaments in the knee joint which would have become lax,there is a fliud in the joint which would have effluxed as well.Consult an orthopaedician and wear creep bandage tightly to minimise movements at the knee joint .
If the situation demands you can have a injection in the knee joint,it releives you of pain.
So i don't have a choice but to stop working out? I have the condition for a long time already though and it improved, it just never completely went away. Would it be possible to work out with lighter weights and supplement with Glucosamine in addition to lots of Fish Oil against inflammation?
All said and sone nothing like taking rest,take complete rest,only that will help cure you fully and the recovery will be fast.so dont take chances.Only when the recovery is fast can you come back to normalcy.so take rest and come back in full form.
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