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Lauren.-321
Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
edited 28. Jan 2011, 18:43 in Living with Arthritis archive
I haven't actually been diagnosed with arthritis but I was wondering if anyone else experienced this: sometimes when im walking mt knees sometimes feel like my bones are all rubbing against each other, kind of a grinding? It's only sometimes.. I can't really explain it.. and its not usually sore but its really irritating and I feel like I can't walk properly?

Thanks, Lauren xx
Lauren 8)

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  • caterina57
    caterina57 Member Posts: 1,424
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    Sounds like it could be osteoarthritis I suffer from the condition and on my last but one appt my GP told me that he believed following examination, that Ihad it in my knees too as there was grinding. I have trouble walking anyway due to back and hip, you might find that you dont have it all the time.
  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks for replying :) I have been referred to orthopaedics so I'll be sure to add it to my list I'll give them!

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    My knees grind more than a gangster rappers girlfriend in a nightclub! LOL
    I've got osteo arthur in both... Mine clunk, click every trip.. :grin:
    Also when the knee is relaxed, if I press down on my kneecaps they feel as though they have weird bubbles under them... Lol
    I'm going to the ortho soon hopefully, pretty sure they both need cleaning out as I have a lot of calcium deposits in them..

    Let us know how you go on...
    :grin:
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  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Mines clunk and click too! Its really annoying and sometimes when i press down on my knee caps the feel like there grinding? Its strange and really irritating, because its not pain! Yet I feel like I shold sit down?

    Anyway, will do, thanks!

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    No problem... I hope yours stay free too... Mine have hurt non stop for twenty nine yrs :shock: :roll: :lol:
    :grin:
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  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry to hear that :( I only started having pain about 2 years ago and it was hardly ever.. but the last few months, especially thr last few weeks have been bad :/

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Knee pain is bloody horrible, I have pain in my knees, back and wrists.. Knee pain for me is worse than back pain most of the time and we know how nasty back pain is...

    Hope yours get sorted for you soon hun..

    Be well :grin:
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Lauren,

    I don't have arthritis in my knees, although in my feet, it feels like the bones are grinding against the floor. Your knees sound painful though.

    All the best of luck seeing the orthopaedics. I hope they can give you some answers. Have you seen a rheumatologist yet?

    Sophie :)
  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    No, this is the first time i've been referred by my GP! He thinks it's more likely to be a 'mechanical' problem.

    Thankyou:)

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    they may recommend an arthroscopy, I've had a fair few over the years, it is done by keyhole so not to invasive... I hope you don't need one but just trying to reassure you... Not doing so well am I? LOL
    Oh I have such a way with words :shock: :lol::lol:
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  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I hope to god not! Sounds sore :/ Haha,

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,506
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I think Lauren that it's called crepititis or something like that.

    A bit crunchy

    Good luck with you appt.

    Love

    toni xx
  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'll google that :) Thanks,

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Don't frighten yourself, Lauren! I think it might be spelled crepitus - the dictionary defines it as the grating noise from the ends of fractured bones rubbing together. I know your bones are not fractured, but if they are not as they shold be there could be debris in the joint. Rememeber tho, hon, I ain't a doc! :smile: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Yea, I got it up on wiki! It says that it can to be to do with cartilage or something, I'll mention it to the doctor! I'm still waiting for an appointment but i only got referred on Monday,

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    Hi Lauren, I'll let you know what the orthopaedic triage say about mi crunchy twosome on monday...
    :grin:
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  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you!

    Good luck with your appointment! :D

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)