KNEEtalk

The SPECIALIST'S OFFICE => The patello-femoral joint => Topic started by: reader278 on December 04, 2020, 01:43:33 AM

Title: Please help! New mom with chronic knee pain
Post by: reader278 on December 04, 2020, 01:43:33 AM
Hi guys,

I have had chronic knee pain for about 4 or 5 years. In the left knee I have a post-surgical saphenous nerve entrapment. And now on the right I have medial knee pain since the summer-diagnosed by my PT as PFS from putting more weight on my right leg chronically, and also I am carrying around a 9 month old. All my muscles are atrophied from chronic pain and leg strengthening backfires so often that I gave up and focus on walking, standing, sitting, stairs etc. But this new-ish right knee pain is setting me back big time. I already have orthotics but am getting a new pair. I already Ice and pace myself. I'm breastfeeding so dont know if any meds or topicals are safe. I was considering accupuncture, blood flow restriction therapy....not sure what other options I have?
Title: Re: Please help! New mom with chronic knee pain
Post by: Brandon123 on December 11, 2020, 03:45:46 PM
Sorry to hear that you're still struggling with knee pain. Options for pain management are probably limited while breastfeeding. Have you discussed this with a doc? Maybe the new right knee pain will settle down with time if you take it easy (as easy as you can). Medial knee pain develops quite easily as this is a tight area in the knee. But at least in my case it goes away quite easy as well (or easier than other types of knee pain).