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Staceyann1989

Shaking knees?!

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Staceyann1989

Hi all  

 

I have had A new symptom pop up these past two weeks. It started one evening when both my knees lost some sensation - they weren't completely numb, but I could tell there was some loss of feeling there. It didn't last too long, but since then, whenever I put pressure on my knees, for example, when I'm walking down the stairs - my knees shake like crazy. It's completely uncontrollable and is very frustrating. I'm also worried I might fall in the process. Going up the stairs is fine, but coming down, with each bend, they go crazy! Also when I'm standing up they tremor slightly. 

 

I do have uncontrollable movements anyway (muscle jerks/twitches) but nothing like this shaking before. Again it doesn't do it if I'm lying down or something, just when I'm putting pressure on them (I'm a small girl as well, 5ft 5, 8 stone)

 

Does anyone else have this or similar ? 

Thanks :) 

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Stumbler

Hi @Staceyann1989 , it's a bit quiet on the Forum presently, but we keep going.

 

Tremor is symptomatic of MS. This is understandably concerning when it affects your knees as it will destroy your confidence in the strength of your legs.

 

Contact your MS Nurse and let them know that you have this symptom. The first thing they normally do is ask you to get a urine sample checked at your Doctors. This is to rule out the possibility of a UTI, Which can make our MS symptoms flare right up.

 

There's some details about this symptom here:-

 

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People with multiple sclerosis may have tremor to some degree. It can range from being a mild problem with coordination (ataxia) to being a disabling symptom of MS. Find...

 

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Marina

Hi Staceyann and welcome! Many years ago, I had a sort of shaky feeling but in my thigh. Like you, it only happened when putting pressure on it, eg: going downstairs or standing up from sitting down. I didn't get any numbness, and it would only last for a few minutes at a time. It wasn't actual, visible shaking, it just felt like it.

 

 

That said, it’s unusual in MS, but not impossible, to be affected on both sides (eg, knees) at the same time; however, if the sensation is strong enough, it can feel like it’s on both sides even when it’s not.

 

I'd agree with Stumbler that a call to your MS nurse (if you have one yet) or otherwise to your GP might be an idea.

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Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Staceyann1989

Thank you both :) 

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Marina

You're more than welcome @Staceyann1989 !

 

If you manage to find out what your shaky knees are due to, would you please let us know as it might help anyone else who might experience it too?

 

And please don't hesitate to ask about anything else :flowerface:


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Staceyann1989

@Marina Yes, of course 😊

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