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Offline mosot

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I'm new
« on: November 13, 2002, 02:09:21 AM »
I've had knee pain for several years and Doctors can't seem to pinpoint what it might be.  I've had xrays, mri, tons of physio, all with no luck. Even after reading extensive information on this wonderful site I still can't find any symptoms that mimic mine.  Hopefully someone here can help.  I'm getting desperate.

What's my problem.  The pain is on the inside of both knees.  If i try to run it feels like my kneecaps will explode.  I used to do a eliptical trainer at my gym but get a burning sensation on the inside of my knees.  If I happen to squat down (which I don't do anymore) my knees ache for days.  I seem to be able to walk quickly but not wander.  When I meander around the inside of my knees will swell like crazy.  But the biggest problem is when I lay on my side and my knees are together, they hurt like crazy.  Even using a pillow doesn't help.

Can anyone tell me what's wrong?

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Re: I'm new
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2002, 07:32:39 PM »
If you are still having troubles that impact your daily life after all this time, and if the tests show nothing, I would think it would be appropriate to have a diagnostic arthroscopy on your worst knee.  I had surgery and was unable to rehab completely due to pain and swelling.  After five months of tests and PT, nothing seemed to be wrong according to MRI's etc, but when my surgeon did a scope he found the problem (scar tissue) right away.  Now, even though I'm not able to walk properly and we know what the problem is, it does not show up on any MRI or other imaging tests.

Sounds like you might need a new doctor, one who specifically specializes in patello-femoral problems.  Try checking out the list of knee specialists on this page for one near you.

Good luck.

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