I have an old problem with my left knee. And if I am not careful, I end up having internal bleeding in it.

I was travelling in and out of my work place the whole week and now my knee feels funny.

Which word should I use to tell my friend that like I exhausted my knee

Any other word?

  • Could be: I overdid it with my knee. Or: I overdid things with my knee. Or: I overused my knee. Or: I wasn't careful with me knee and now I'm having a lot of pain. Dec 2, 2017 at 5:28
  • 'Exhausted' isn't right?
    – Shad
    Dec 2, 2017 at 5:31
  • I’ve pushed my knee past its limits. I’ve overtaxed my knee. I was too hard on my knee. I really abused my knee.
    – Jim
    Dec 2, 2017 at 6:14
  • Exhaust usually has some connection with having used something up. You sound like you're trying to describe an injury, or a weakness or the frailty that comes from one - that's not exhaustion.
    – Lawrence
    Dec 2, 2017 at 7:42
  • I have damaged my knee... my reoccurring knee problem has come back... I have placed too much strain on my knee and now my old problem has come back... all work fine
    – Gary
    Dec 2, 2017 at 12:26

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As the comments clarify, the verb exhaust is used improperly in this instance, it is not idiomatic to say I have exhausted my knee. The OP has probably confused this with exacerbated. You “exacerbate an old injury.”

I'm not a doctor but it sounds like you have Hemarthrosis the medical term for joint bleeding. This condition can be exacerbated by a severe sprain.

A sprain is an injury that usually occurs when a joint has been twisted which causes pain and swelling but not dislocation.

Wikipedia has this to say

Sprains typically occur when the joint is taken beyond its functional range of motion.

There are certain factors which increase the risk of sprains. Fatigue of muscles generally leads to sprains. When one suddenly starts to exercise after a sedentary lifestyle, sprains are quite common.

The OP's description “And if I am not careful, I end up having internal bleeding in it.… now my knee feels funny” seems to confirm the following symptoms of joint bleeding

Early signs that you are having a joint bleed:

  • You get a hard hit to the joint.
  • You have an "aura". An aura is a special, hard-to-explain feeling that some people with hemophilia get when they start to have a bleed.
  • There is a bubbling or tingling feeling in the joint.
  • The joint feels warm inside.

After visiting a medic, the OP could describe the recurring injury as a bleeding knee joint, or simply say

I've severely damaged my knee joint
I've strained my knee joint badly

  • @pluto20010 glad to have helped, and thank you for the green checkmark.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 2, 2017 at 12:38
  • You deserve it. Your reputation is a proof of it as well. Not being creepy but I wish I had people like you around me in real life as well. So empathetic! :')
    – Shad
    Dec 2, 2017 at 12:43

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