A squeaky left knee after running 20kmph

  • giodude

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    Feb 07, 2018 4:50 PM GMT
    So long story short I injured my anterior crucial ligament by running at 20 kmph on a treadmill after which I went to brazil (2 weeks after) and fully participated in a Capoeira event and trained for three weeks. My knee was swollen to about twice its size during the process. Now my knee is creaking and squeaking and still it gives me trouble. Swelling is done and I'm walking fine. It's been approx. eight months. Will it ever heal?
    Also I can't balance well on that leg. The knee is still unstable
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    Feb 07, 2018 8:53 PM GMT
    giodude saidSo long story short I injured my anterior crucial ligament by running at 20 kmph on a treadmill after which I went to brazil (2 weeks after) and fully participated in a Capoeira event and trained for three weeks. My knee was swollen to about twice its size during the process. Now my knee is creaking and squeaking and still it gives me trouble. Swelling is done and I'm walking fine. It's been approx. eight months. Will it ever heal?
    Also I can't balance well on that leg. The knee is still unstable



    You fail to mention....did you see a doctor? If so, what did he say?
  • giodude

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    Feb 08, 2018 9:36 AM GMT
    Radd said
    giodude saidSo long story short I injured my anterior crucial ligament by running at 20 kmph on a treadmill after which I went to brazil (2 weeks after) and fully participated in a Capoeira event and trained for three weeks. My knee was swollen to about twice its size during the process. Now my knee is creaking and squeaking and still it gives me trouble. Swelling is done and I'm walking fine. It's been approx. eight months. Will it ever heal?
    Also I can't balance well on that leg. The knee is still unstable



    You fail to mention....did you see a doctor? If so, what did he say?


    Physio. And she said the anterior crucial ligament is damaged. There was quite a bit of oedemal fluid on my knee. She said the muscles around my knees weren't strong. I got the same opinion from a another person too. I can't imagine why. I mean I've been doing martial arts for years my knees should be okay
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 10, 2018 2:04 PM GMT
    Obviously you are going to have to lay off on the intense physical activity for awhile and give your knee ample time to recover. Otherwise you are just asking for more serious trouble.
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    Feb 10, 2018 4:10 PM GMT
    You need to see an orthopedic surgeon. You may have torn some cartilage in the knee. Without attention that cartiage will permanently damage the bone in the knee joint.

    I had that same issue, from extensive running in the Army, and needed surgery to remove the torn cartilage. Solving the pain, swelling, and noise.

    But instead your own situation may involve softer tissue, like muscles or ligaments. We can't adequately advise you here. That's why you need to see a doctor who specializes in joint issues.