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Old 08-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Painful and swollen knees

Hi,

I'm a horseback rider, trails mostly and i've found over the past few months my knees are getting progressively more painful. I've been on horse forums and followed the advice of other riders on how to deal with knee pain but it's getting to the point where i think i need medical advice.

When i ride i wear knee braces on both knees and they still end up incredibly painful. Last night both of my knees were very swollen after my ride and the pain is along the insides of my knees and over my kneecap, it's sharp. They're quite painful today and walking isn't much fun.

Is it time for me to see my doctor?

I have a chiropractor appointment on Tuesday, and i'm going to ask his opinion too since he deals with a lot of riders for back problems.

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: Painful and swollen knees

It probably is time to get it checked out by a doctor, preferably an orthopedist. Until you can get an appointment, try to ice them a couple times every day and ice after any activity that aggravates them.

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Re: Painful and swollen knees

I'm getting the number of an ortho dr my parents friends used when his knees were bad. Ice and rest has been helping.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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Re: Painful and swollen knees

hi i have osteoarthritis in my knees and they get swollen and painful. how old are you?

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Re: Painful and swollen knees

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hi i have osteoarthritis in my knees and they get swollen and painful. how old are you?

I'm 28. I went to the ortho dr and he said that i needed a slimmer horse, he seemed to think he was very funny when he said this. Then he gave me a few stretches to do and sent me away. It's been almost 3 weeks of me doing stretches and it's not getting better. I haven't ridden my horse in about a month (which is just killing me and is also not the best for the horses training) and nothing has changed.

I'm looking into getting a second opinion and not mentioning i have a horse, or at least not saying i ride a wide horse.

 
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