knee hyperextension

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 9/13/2006 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone,
i'm new to the healingwell community and couldn't find anything on knee hip problems so i was hoping someone could help me here.
i have deep pain in my right buttock at night and recently started having pain in my right knee, my right knee and left knee look different and my right knee hyperextends.  i use to do alot of kickboxing and now i'm wondering if the knee pain and hip pain are related and if my knee is hyperextended that this well mean that i need a replacement or surgery.
i'm going to ortho next week and have no idea what to expect.  i also feel like my posture is off because of this and don't know if it's due to the hyperextension of my knee or my hip problem.  i'm 39 so i'm hoping i'm not already in a position to start replacing joints this early.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 1884
   Posted 9/21/2006 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Karen and welcome to HW.

THere are a lot of informative people here, and hopefully one will come around with some answers for you. I really have no idea what to tell you.

Is the pain a sciatic nerve or something different? I notice when I get pains like that, my knees and feet act up seems to be a viscious cirlce on which came first - did the joint pain come from tweaking my walking due to the nerve pain or did nerve pain come from tweaking my back due to joint pain. Who knows!
I can't imagine they'd replace a joint due to hyperextension unless it was damaged or causing it. You'd think they'd brace it or something else. But, I'm not knowledgable in that area.
I will suggest seeing a podietrist as well - adjusting posture via orthotics saved me from a ton of agony!
Let us know what happens at the doctor next week. Take care and good luck***

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 4305
   Posted 9/23/2006 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen Hi and Welcome,

We are glade to have you and hope that you will continue to come here.This is a wounderful place and you will see soon we have alot of informative people here and there is all way's someone that will be able to answer your questions.

I would like to say that I have crohns,ra,oa,as, sejerens as well.The OA has gotten in my left knee bad and I have to use a can to help me get around because I cannot put very much pressure on that knee.

I have seen an orthopedic Doctor and they wanted to do a total knee replacment but i wanted to wait untill fall-winter before having this done.I have no other option because of the damage.I haqve also going to have ankle surgery to repair the cuff in my ankle and this will be done both at the same time.

I have it in both hips but the left hip is in worse shap than the right one and i will have to have some work done on it to at a later date though.

You stated that you are 39 I will be 39 next month and I have learned that arthritis has no prefrence (sp) on way or the other.I told my doc that I was to young to have this and he said alot of people think that it is just something old people get.

I failed to say that i as well have inflamation in the lining of my nerves and in the lining of my musels as well.It is very painful and I was placed on Lyrica and it seemed to help but I was having some seriouse side-effects it was causing my kiddneys to not function right.But with all meds every one reacts differentley

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Date Joined Nov 2004
Total Posts : 167
   Posted 9/27/2006 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Karen,

I'm one of the co-moderators of the Epilepsy forum.  I just popped over here becuase I'm developing arthritis in my right shoulder, knees, and hips.  You said you were a kick boxer and when your knee hyperextends, your hip hurts.  how far does your knee hyperextend?  If it hyperextends a fair amount, it sounds like you could have an injury to one of two ligaments.  When you favor one leg or the other that puts your walking gait out of whack...which puts your hips out of whack and causes them to hurt.  After being in the Martial Arts and Military world myself (7 surgeries on both knees and 1 on my right shoulder) I can tell you that this can cause what is called sacroiliac joint disfunction.  Sounds scary and complicated.  But can be hanled with PT.  As for your knee.  Your Ortho needs to look at that.  I don't think you're looking at a total replacment.  I've had major reconstructive surgery on both of mine and they haven't wanted to replace mine....yet.  lol

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Post Edited (HALO) : 9/27/2006 9:27:05 PM (GMT-6)

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