My knee is still hurting me, even after surgery

Patient: I got surgery on my knee about 7 months ago. I had a plica band removed and a lateral release on the same knee. it started to feel better, so i would increase my activity just a little. Now club soccer is coming up so i started to to flutter kicks to help strengthen my knee. Since then my knee has started to hurt all over again. I am sometimes limping just when walking and i can’t even really jog anymore. the doctor also never told me to go to physical therapy and it is really expensive. All i want to be able to do is walk and run again. I haven’t been able to for run normal for almost a year now.


Doctor: It seems the exercises you did to strengthen your knee may have actually caused a new injury or aggravated your old inju ry. An x-ray of knee should be done to diagnose the problem. I suggest you avoid doing any further exercises until the problem has been diagnosed by your doctor. You seem to be in significant distress, so I suggest speaking with your parents about taking you to see a doctor as soon as possible.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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