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Offline Wojt

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Neuroma under the patella's skin?
« on: May 19, 2006, 04:44:27 PM »
A neuroma is a localized swelling and irritation of a nerve. Blunt or trauma (a blow) to the front of the knee can bruise the fine sensory nerves that lie just under the skin and can lead to neuroma-like pain.
Gentle scratching of the skin with a thumbnail or squeezing of the skin is painful. The diagnosis is confirmed by relief being obtained with an injection of an anesthetic under the skin.
This is a common condition among people who bang their knee on a hard object such as the dashboard of a car or simply the ground. .....

and it is exactly what I have been suffering since some time after pressing my knee (focusing the forces directly on the patella) too hard against the floor. Now I cannot touch tip of my kneecap at all, it is so sensitive! I can hardly wear trousers. Affected area is not bigger than two square millimeters at the tip of my knee!  Dellon Institute in Boston suggests knee denervation of this peripheral nerve.
Please share any suggestion, what I can do at home conservatively, before visiting surgeon. Thanks a lot for your time and helpful tips.
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Wojt



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Re: Neuroma under the patella's skin?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2006, 09:43:41 AM »
Would desensitizing work ? By that I mean, like rubbing a scar after surgery to make it less sensitive . It sounds like an uncomfortable problem. I hope it works out for you soon.

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Re: Neuroma under the patella's skin?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2006, 09:59:41 PM »
Thanks Missy for reply. But rubbing with what?
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Re: Neuroma under the patella's skin?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006, 04:28:12 PM »
Vitamen E oil works well and it has no smell. that is what my OS reccommended.
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
RA
in pain mgmt
TKR JAN 2012