About 18 months ago (im 17 now), i had surgury to remove cartilage in my left knee which has now left me with a bit of a gap in it. part of my medial meniscus was also removed. following the surgury i was not recommended to a physio or any other specialist. so me being me at the time didnt think anything of it.
so once the stitches wer removed from the key hole surgury i just went back to playing my usual sport. i did quit my football team because of my injury but this was about the only action taken place by myself. when i thought all was going well i joined the wolfslair for muay thai, MMA, BJJ lessons (all mixed- no routine- because i wanted to know what each class was like).
i also rejoined my football team out of school. the 1st training session was fine. the second training was dooms day though. i went to get in my coaches car for a lift back home and as i got in my knee popped. i didnt let my coach know i was in agony because thats the way i’ve always been- i dont like to show any slight emotion from pain because i dont like to seem beaten.
when i got out of the car to walk back home i was limping back. As soon as the next day i quit my football team and stopped training all together. after about six weeks i went back training BBJ for 4 times a week as i thought this would keep the pressure off. after the second week my knee gave up again.
since then i havent been back to the wolfslair but i have done some sparring with my friends. i managed to get an appointment with a consultant and he outlined that i have part of my medial meniscus removed, a gap in the cartilage and a band attached to the knee cap which could be sorted with physio or surgury can cut it but this causes more scar tissue.
i also have a problem with the meniscus on my right knee as apparently it ‘isnt textbook C shape’.i did the physio for 3 months and it has helped clear the band problem. however i do have other problems which she didnt try to adjust as she just told me she is only focusing on 1 problem which is this band.
so after clearing the band problem i thought id get some flexibility training done as my quads are shit but my hamstrings are pretty fine. for the quads i did the stretch standing and pull my lower leg to my arse. after 20 seconds a pop would occur in my tendon in both knees. fuck knows what this problem is so im going back to the consultant to find out.
until i get this appointment sorted i just wanted to know if anybody knows what this popping tendon problem is and how i can sort it. i’ve tried loads of stuff and it keeps fucking up and its taking over my life. any help would be much appreciated