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17 / 09 / 2022 at 4:08 pm in reply to: Walking is so painful! #1681
Helen, I had a steroid injection into the knee joint space, not the fat pad and it improved my over all knee pain a bit, but then my fat pad pain seemed to be emphasised. My quads are atrophied and my calf is smaller now too also in spite of exercises. At the moment I am trying to increase daily steps and get stronger that way and just doing exercises once a day. I need KT tape around knee to stabilise it while I walk. I tried reducing my walking for a while but it did nothing except weaken my leg further so I am trying to carry on daily life as best I can. I’m also seeing a pain management physio to try and get tips on how to divert my attention away from my knee ( not easy ) I’m still icing knee after exercise. Hope you get some relief soon.23 / 03 / 2022 at 3:43 pm in reply to: Walking is so painful! #1652
I can sympathise completely, aepiscopo. I have had impingement for nearly 5 months too with symptoms that can vary daily and even hourly. Have tried most things such as taping, rest, icing and have now resorted to using a walking stick! When things seem to be improving, they can suddenly get much worse again. I’m not sure what I can do to improve the situation as I am already getting regular physio to strengthen the muscles around my knee which have become very weak due to the pain and swelling.30 / 01 / 2022 at 1:13 pm in reply to: Walking is so painful! #1630
I thought that a steroid injection probably wasn’t going to be the answer to my fat pad problems as an MRI scan has shown I have tracking issues. Have been working with a physio on knee strengthening exercises but sometimes wonder if they are aggravating the very sensitive area just below my knee cap on the medial side. Walking too far definitely aggravates this area which is depressing as I love walking. Next thing I’m going to try is a stationary bike, just so I can keep my knees moving without weight bearing. I’m also going to use the ice massage more regularly than before to see if that helps.20 / 01 / 2022 at 8:13 am in reply to: Walking is so painful! #1625
I have just found this website. Have been suffering for fat pad impingement for a while now and was wondering if your steroid injection worked.