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Knee Pain

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      I received this email today from someone who referred me to them…please feel free to post your thoughts on this one. I think he plans on flying to Seattle to see me for this one.

      Thanks guys!

      “Hi Dr. Tiu,
      Although I’m in the Los Angeles area, I figured I’d send you an email in case you had any thoughts you could pass along. Below is some of my history (sorry it is long):
      I’m currently 37 years old. Up until 5 years ago I was very active (track & field, running, weight lifting, rock climbing, cycling) and worked out every day almost religiously. For the last 12 years I’ve worn orthotics in my shoes because I’m slightly bow-legged, don’t have much arch in my feet, and I got “runner’s knee” (patellar tendonitis) when I started running higher mileage. About 5 years ago I started feeling a sharp pain around my fibular head sometimes when I bend my knee. I initially felt it while doing squats but it has gotten worse over they years to the point where I can’t do most physical activity, even basic yoga moves hurt when I bend my knee. I can still cycle but I’ve started to feel it cycling sometimes in the last few months. Over the last few years I’ve had 2 MRIs, seen multiple physical therapists, and seen multiple doctors / orthopedists. They can’t find anything wrong with me. The physical therapists tried treating me for IT band syndrome but those exercises didn’t help. I’m at the point where I don’t know who to see and was beginning to accept my condition, but now I bend awkwardly to avoid bending my knee and my back is getting hurt frequently. I was thinking of getting exploratory surgery next for the area around my fibular head. In case you have any ideas for things I should consider, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks!”

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