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Offline scoleman

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Odd rash after knee injury
« on: April 12, 2007, 06:41:18 PM »
Hello.  I am hoping someone here can help with possible diagnosis.  About 2 months ago I had a clumsy moment and took a pretty serious blow to the inside of my knee, pretty much against the side of the knee cap.  It was obviously pretty sore for awhile and I got some odd warm red patches around the knee cap.  The soreness eventually went away and about a month later I went back to running.  Three days into running again and at the end of a three-mile run, I started getting a warm sensation in that same knee.  It got red right above the knee cap and it started to move around and the areas that got red and warm were also tender.  As the redness went away, the spots turned into what looked like large bruises.  It too went away and after about two to three weeks, I started running again and once again it returned.  I again rested and it once again went away.  It has now returned and I seem to have stumped both my OS and a dermatologist.  I was just wondering if anyone here has ever heard of anything like this.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Odd rash after knee injury
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 07:06:42 PM »
Hi

Not heard of anything similar - however it would be prudent to let an Orthopaedic Consulant have a look at the knee - it may require an MRI x-ray to establish if there is anything serious or not.

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Re: Odd rash after knee injury
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 07:52:54 AM »
Thanks for the responses thus far! Just as an update, the redness seems to be spreading from the front all the way around the back of the knee and is very painful in the back...x-ray showed no bone abnormalities, but am still waiting on the ok to have an MRI.  If anyone else has any advice or has heard of anything like this continually recurring two months post-injury, I would greatly appreciate it!  Thanks again.

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Re: Odd rash after knee injury
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 10:24:30 AM »
I went on an intensive badminton course 2 weeks ago, and after my knee swelled up, a friend applied Arnica. I had a rash the day after, a few days later it turned purple, bruised, my skin was dry and hard-ish, yes a bit painfull.
Now I use my neoprene knee brace while playing badminton and the rash is back, probably due to using the brace (I think). So in a few days I'll have a purple bruised knee again ::) nice when you can wear shorts with the beautifull wheather  ;D

Everyone seems to think it's the Arnica that caused it, which I believed too, but now, 2 weeks and a lot of showers later, I don't believe that version anymore. Am playing badminton again and have been running again, would like to know if it has something to do with it but I can't relate it to each other...

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Re: Odd rash after knee injury
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 10:51:49 AM »
I would be hard pressed to think that the two things are truly related.  Maybe one excaserbated the other. If it were me I would ask to see an infectious disease specialist or someone who specializes in autoimmune diseases.  This is a long shot, but it sounds like cutaneous vasculitis.  I would definitely press harder for a definitive diagnosis.  Good luck.
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