Friday, July 11, 2008

Housemaids Knee

I am so domestic I even have 'housemaids knee'. I think.

For the last two weeks I have been complaining that my knee is bothering me. I generally complain a lot so Chris doesn't pay much attention to me. My knee hurts when I kneel to give Sophia her bath or in general when I bend. It also gets aggravated when I do small fast movements like removing forgotten garlic bread that's on fire in the oven. That's another story. Ahem Sara.

Anyways last night I looked at my knee while I was sitting and noticed how swollen it was on the side. I have this huge lump on my knee. It freaked me out. I had instant thoughts of tumors, cancer and everything awful. I ran and showed Chris and was like "see, see I am not making it up my knee is messed up and scary looking!!" He agreed. Now I am all worried so I looked up knee swelling on Google.

I found this ....

"Prepatellar bursitis, also known as housemaid's knee, is a common cause of swelling and pain on top of the kneecap. The name "housemaid's knee" comes from the association of this condition with individuals whose work necessitates kneeling for extended periods of time."

I am so domestic always cleaning and working long hours on bended knee that I now have a condition. Heehee ok I may be exaggerating a bit. Never the less I am still a bit freaked about seeing this lump on my knee. Sophia has her 9 month well baby check up on Wednesday so I will ask the Doc about my scary looking and uncomfortable knee.


Heather at A Boy, A Girl, & A Pug said...


It's just not worth it!

Lindsey and Adam said...

That's scary! I'd be freaked out, too...although I'm sure it's nothing!!

I so wish I could come out to Canada to meet you and little Sophia! It's so stinkin' hot here, it'd be nice to get away! Although I still think you guys should come here and the outlets are like 10 minutes from my house!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! That's so cool!!! :D

Anonymous said...


I hear ya! I just had bursitis in my right knee. I had to take the day off work and sit with my leg elevated. Two Extra Strength Tylenol (and maybe an ibuprofen) should help. Isn't it hellish getting old?!


amanda said...

honey i learn something new everyday when i come visit you :)

who knew?? housemaids knee??

i suggest a long weekend of lazy for a complete recovery :)

Heather at A Boy, A Girl, & A Pug said...

I don't have your email address, but I just found out the news. It is on my blog.

Not good.

My email is

Jen said...

While it very well could be nothing (I would never get Housemaid's Knee because I don't do housemaidy types of things enough.) I would definitely have it checked out just to be sure. It can never hurt to be too careful.

Anonymous said...

you wouldnt have been able to run and show 'chris' your knee