My knee keeps giving out

My knee keeps giving out again and again. I fell off a 22inch curb landing on asphalt on my right knee in Sept 07. Was able to limp to the hospital before it got too stiff and swollen my whole knee was black and blue but there was more bruising on lower inside of my knee where I landed. The x-rays were clear except for a small bone cyst in my lower inside femur one or so inches above the knee.

MRI was Clear showing the bone cyst I was told that all my ligaments where all intact. However, my knee gives out when I try to take a full stride and I have to catch myself with my left leg.

So usually I shorten my stride taking tiny steps, my walking looks silly and slow. It gives out other times as well, running (I cannot take a full stride or I will fall), stairs/curbs (Up will sometimes give out as I am trying to push myself up. Down will cause me to go flying if I am not holding on to the rail.)

This gets worse the more I use my knee. If I work out for long periods my knee will refuse to lock at all no matter how much I shorten my stride. The pain is usually a dull ache and gets worse with more I use my knee. The pain is usually all over the top front of my knee sore everywhere but NOT in the back at all.

When my knee is jolted an gives out a sharp pain feels like someone jabbing me in the with Ice Pick starting at the top inside and going down into the inside middle.

My knee cap and the back of my knee do not hurt at all. When my knee gets really tired it swells a bit but not as bad as when I fell originally. Ice does help and I do ice my knee often. Driving also causes my knee to tire out the pain grows the longer I press the pedals.

I have been in PT and it has helped some but my knee keeps giving out. The doctors have told me to stop wearing my knee brace to strengthen it even more.

I can do squats but I have to concentrate and my knee shakes. My previous doctors are stumped. All they told me is they know something is wrong but they do not know what. SO my question is: What is wrong with my knee?

 

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  • Patrick June 17, 2011, 7:26 pm

    My Knee keeps Giving out. Its not so much pain as it is unexpected. I was playing basketball and i went up for a rebound and somebody jumped for the same ball facing towards me. There knee went into the under part of my right knee. It waas at that moment my knee felt like it lock-up in the bent position. The EMS came and put a brace on it to lock into that position. The front of knee was flat to the appearance. When i got to the hospital they took the brace off to do a MRI and it had nothing glaring on the screen. They said it was either a really bad Knee sprain or Torn Liegements. Its been about a year since the injury and it doesnt really hurt it just gives out every once in a while & i cant run cause it will give out. HELP WHATS WRONG WITH MY KNEE????? ON AVERAGE HOW LONG DOSE IT TAKE TO GET BACK TO NORMAL? WHAT TYPE OF REHAB. SHOULD I BE DOING FOR IT?

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