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Initial post: Dec 30, 2012 5:52:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 10:11:01 AM PST
Fell on a slippery floor in a restaurant while away from home during a trip in early December. Was too upset to remember how I landed.

Had some bruising on bone slightly below kneecaps.

No problem walking.

Problem is standing. When I'm standing for more than a minute, my right leg knee muscles feels tense.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 1:52:48 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
Help?
How?
Do you need a drive to the clinic?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 2:43:40 PM PST
I would like some ideas of what my leg problem could be.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 2:58:49 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
It could be a result of your recent fall.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 3:44:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2013 12:53:13 PM PST
Could it be a muscle issue?

I doubt it's a fracture, otherwise I would be in extreme pain and unable to walk.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 2:25:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2013 2:28:04 PM PST
Amy -

You really need a medical evaluation, since you may have torn some tissue. If that is not an option, then you might check out Mayo Clinic's excellent Symptom Checker:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671

Or this Orthopedic Symptom Checker:

http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/o/orthopedic_disorders/symptoms.htm

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 7:37:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 5, 2013 7:40:21 AM PST
I got an appointment for my legs to be checked out.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 10:28:15 AM PST
Good for you, Amy!

Please let us know what the doctor says.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 10:17:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 10:18:34 AM PST
While I'm waiting for my appointment next week, here's what I've experienced this weekend:

Friday and Saturday:
My right leg felt weak, causing me to hobble. Felt some on again/off again numbness in my big toe. My right foot would tremble somewhat when sitting.

I used a heating pad on my leg and rested my leg as much as possible.

So far today (Sunday), my leg feels a bit stronger. The big toe is no longer having any numbness and my foot is no longer trembling.

I'm assuming that either the weakness was just temporary or the heat/rest have helped it.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 6:56:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 6:57:47 PM PST
Saw my orthopedic doctor today. Had some X-rays done. Nothing broken. His conclusion is that it's probably a contusion of the knee. The tension of the contusion is causing the trembling. I'll be having some physical therapy for a few weeks.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 10:47:14 AM PST
inflamation could also be pinching a nerve. As rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE) and meds are used that could go away. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 5:58:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2013 5:59:42 PM PST
Spellman says:
@GBM
Not around the knee. Nerves that support the leg enough to stay upright are in the upper thigh. The sciatic nerve runs behind the knee where it splits into posterior tibial and peroneal nerves, for plantar/dorsi flexion and foot eversion/inversion.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 10:45:20 PM PST
hsia says:
one simple action may solve this problem by distending your lower tummy:
first breathe deeply then lower the diaphragm and distend lower tummy and holdas long as you comfortably can, the knee muscle should be less tense after minute or two.
reason: the sigmoid colon around second bend, getting big and heavy plus the slouching posture, is sitting on one or more blood vessel, cut off blood supply to the knee muscle-sartorius, which give you a pain point at the knee joint left side of the right knee.
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Initial post:  Dec 30, 2012
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