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Another question (medical related)

#1
Well, I've got my selection coming up with any luck, and the only problem I have is my left knee hurts sometimes if I crouch (all the way down, all weight on knees) and clicks, what I was wondering is, do they test knees in the medical and how extensively? is it worth seeing a doctor about? I've been told its a pretty normal thing to have a knee that aches/clicks, but I'm worried it could stop me getting into the army, and as its the only career I actually want to do, this could be a problem.

If anyone could give some advice it would be appreciated..If not no worries, I know none of you are doctors :)

Cheers, Luke
 
#2
Nah, I won't be a sicky! I fully intend to be 100% commited, its the only job I've EVER wanted to do, as long as I can remember.. officer? naaah... I wanna be in the dirt with the real soldiers, even if my knee does ache a bit :p
 
#3
Luke , how long has it being aching and clicking , have you being doing any exercise , running etc ?

Is it under your kneecap or at the side ?
 
#4
Yes, it is under the kneecap, generally on the left but sometimes on the right, lately I've been doing semi squats and a lot of jogging/running which seem to have strengthened it a bit, as long as I keep doing them, after a few it will stop clicking as much, but yeah, it does seem directly under the knee cap. What does this mean then?
 
#6
really? it absolutely never happens when I'm running, just when I get into a squatting position :/ well, i'll book an appointment with my GP anyway, can it be fixed?
 
#11
My uncles in the paras and he said to get into infantry it doesn't matter if you're blind, death or dumb, as it doesn't matter how many disabilities you have, you can still become good cannon fodder, I take it the paras look down on the infantry then :S

(and what the hell is a craphat? lol)
 
#12
I have clicky knees and don't get any hassle from the medical side. My knees click when I squat from playing rugby I think so i wouldnt worry about it. In fact, don't even bother mentioning it at your medical. If it's really bad, see your GP and get it sorted before you go if you can. If you can't I still don't see it being a problem.

A crap hat is a para because after years of wearing them, they still haven't learnt to wear their berets properly. And no, they don't look down on us. They just have inferiority complexes and it's their way of expressing their insecurity.
 
#13
conure said:
My uncles in the paras and he said to get into infantry it doesn't matter if you're blind, death or dumb, as it doesn't matter how many disabilities you have, you can still become good cannon fodder, I take it the paras look down on the infantry then :S

(and what the hell is a craphat? lol)
The PARAS are infantry...ooo sorry, Airborne Infantry...
 
#15
I hear there was talks of a jump in Iraq somewhere, but that never came off so apart from that, Not sure....last time probrably WWII..

Me grandad always takes the piss because he's ex PARA, but once they hit the deck, just the same as any "normal" infantier...

PARA or no PARA, you can still stop a bullet...
 
#16
G3Ops said:
Don't tell them - this is the only way of guaranteeing it won't stop you getting in.

Worry about it afterwards

But if it's your intent to join and become a lifelong sicky.........don't bother mate.

Enjoy selection :lol:
If you don't declare it, you will be knacked if it goes during training, you can be classed as a defect on enlistment for failing to declare it and possibly lose any injury pension, think carefully before bluffing it on your medical. Despite some of the very experienced adviced you get on this site, For the sake of deferring your selection for a month or so you could wreck your entire career. seen it happen in the past
 
#17
If your gonna lie, make sure you can pull it of, b.c you may loose that medical. Possibly you should look in a carrier in the army that gives less-stress on your joints. There are pills that help with joints, such as Glucosamine sulfate and chondronitin sulfate, I use these b.c of Mauy Thai and the kicking my shins endure, i feel it does work, but could be psychological.

Cheers 2CB
 

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