Knee Bones Often Feel Shifted And Often Lose Balance?
Hello doctor I want to ask, I can sometimes experience patella dislocation on my knees even though I just stood up and suddenly I fell and my kneecap shifted, my mother was also like that, since then I often fell like a loss of balance, can this discolation also be offspring or what, thanks
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Need to be clarified, have you ever seen a doctor and found to have a shifted kneecap? Are you limited to feeling the sensation of weakness in your knees and eventually fall?
Diagnosing knee shift certainly cannot be done carelessly without involving a doctor's examination. The feeling of weakness and loss of balance that appears dominant in the knee area, so that makes you fall, does not always indicate a shift in the kneecap. It could also, this sensation of loss of balance occurs due to other reasons, such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), anemia (low blood hemoglobin), dehydration (lack of fluids), viral or bacterial infections, nerve disorders (for example due to stroke, diabetes, nerve nerve) , lack of certain vitamins or minerals, psychosomatic disorders, and so on.
If you have ever seen yourself to the doctor, and indeed declared to experience a shift in the kneecap, then this condition can occur related to injury, anatomical abnormalities in the knee joints, genetic disorders (heredity) which makes the ligaments in the knee weaker and prone to tearing or shifting muscle weakness and instability (for example in people with cerebral palsy or Down syndrome), and so on. On physical examination, this condition can be very clearly observed from the shape of your knee that is asymmetrical, swollen, painful, and difficult to make movements (such as flexion or extension). But more precisely, this condition needs to be evaluated again by radiological examination, for example X-ray, MRI, CT scan, and so on.
You should consult your complaint directly to your doctor or orthopedic surgeon. Through a comprehensive examination, doctors are generally able to identify the root cause of your complaint, while providing you the best management. If your condition really occurs due to dislocation of the kneecap, your doctor can provide a variety of treatments, for example by immobilization, physical therapy, surgery, administration of drugs, and so on.
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