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On Facebook Live: Knee Injuries with Dr. Chhabra

Posted by @toffenbacher in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Sep 7, 2016

Join us Friday, September 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. CT, 9:00 a.m. PT) on Facebook Live for a discussion with Dr. Anikar Chhabra, Orthopedic Surgeon at Mayo Clinic Arizona and ASU Sun Devil Athletics Chief Orthopedic Consultant.

Learn more about:
• Types of knee injuries: chronic and acute
• How to diagnose and treat each type of injury
• Rehab and exercises to prevent knee injuries

Dr. Anikar Chhabra will answer your questions related to sports medicine at Mayo Clinic. Post your questions for Dr. Chhabra before and during the live event.


Posted by @pam1, Sep 8, 2016

My Knee hurts sometimes going down the stairs, i would like to know what can i do to prevent. I'm 52year old.


Posted by @colleenyoung, Sep 8, 2016

Hi @pam1, welcome to Connect. I'm going to bring fellow members @nanke99 @inspiration and @dongee into the conversation. They too have had sore knees and various reasons for finding stairs difficult in the past.

Pam, Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? What changed in your life when you started getting sore knees going down stairs? Any knee injuries, or a diagnosis of arthritis or osteoporosis or something else?


Posted by @nanke99, Sep 8, 2016

Thank you for including me. FYI my problem started about 2 years ago, first I just thought I was just out of shape and getting old, but it has continued to get worse, especially in my right knee, and now I am in constant pain and having difficulty doing anything. My left knew also hurts and is weak, but not near as bad as the right. I have only had X-ray and MRI of right knee, which showed minimal cartilage damage & some arthritis- not enough to cause such pain and instability. I had a cortisone shot last year (should it have BEEN SOOO painful??), which helped a bit, but now I'm back to bing in constant pain and not very mobil. Because I go to a clinic, I can't see the doctor for a few more weeks. ALSO, my knees and thighs are very weak! I have difficulty getting up from a chair sometimes, and I really can't do stairs- especially up. I have been tested for MS and ALS, and luckily results were negative, but I don't understand what the problem could be and noone (doctors) seem to take me seriously. Just hanging in until I can see the Ortho.... I am very concerned that we are missing something. Since specialists tend to have tunnel vision (not necessarily in a bad way), could we be missing something????


Posted by @nanke99, Sep 9, 2016

I was unable to find this on Facebook, despite following link. Should I have looked elsewhere? Sorry!
Also, I didn't realize that last long post from me was for questions to DR.! 🙂


Posted by @colleenyoung, Sep 9, 2016

Hi Nanke, your post above was perfect. We want to keep the conversation going. If you would like to see the recorded session, simply click the video above.

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