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Offline midge1uk

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pain changed why?????????
« on: December 12, 2008, 09:06:58 PM »
Hi all hope there is someone out there that can help me understand whats going on with my knee. Two years ago i slipped and did the spits, my left knee folded under me while other leg went straight out. within hours my knee swelled and I couldn't walk on it comfortably for days or kneel on it for months. On occasions if i knelt into the knee i would encounter a lot of pain this seemed to get better but i began to get a lot of pain at night keeping me awake. eventually i saw GP and had xrays he diagnosed post traumatic arthritis. referred me to another specialist and now waiting to see consultant. MY question eventually!!! is the pain has changed i can't walk any great distance without suffering a shock type pain that stops me in my tracks. the other day i got off a kick stool and slightly twisted my knee but the pain i felt all day was horrendous but it felt like it was travelling down the lower leg but inside the bone absolutely awful ... enough to make me cry  :'( :'( :'( :'( What is this pain is all part of the arthritis??? i sometimes get this type of pain by just bending at the knee even while laying down. (incidentaly specialist diagnosed possible meniscus tear and ligament acl ?? problem as well as patella issues) yet i can still leap up stairs and kneel but if i have a very busy day i pay dreadfully for it. SSSSOOOO SSSSOOOOORRRRRYYYYY for going on but please please someone help me understand what is happening. TA for listening xxx

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Re: pain changed why?????????
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 05:16:55 AM »
did u ever do any rehab from the initial injury? do you do any stretches at all? do u take ibuprofen? if not and you toloerat it try taking ibu 3 x's per day  for a while let it get  in your system good also try some gentle stretches..maybe some of those ligaments in there have become very tight over time from the initial injury. did u ever x rays after your fall? an MRI? did you see a specialist or just a gen phys? after hot showers message it good. and if it hurts a lot try  ice 20 minutes couple times per day. the specialist said possible tear, etc.. i am assuming no  mri was done then? sorry I just reviewed what u wrote about that anyway  i just came across your post today sorry it took so long to get a response. if an mri was never done you may want to get one of those done at this point. try the ibu and ice and message after warming it up with a hot bath first or hot pack..just remember to ice after the message. ;)

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Re: pain changed why?????????
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 07:49:15 PM »
Hi gigi67, thanks for responding, one of the reasons i eventually sought help form my GP was because i was having to take 1600mg ibuprofen at night to get a nights sleep, i couldn't lay on either side as the pain was bad and if i ignored it the pain would intense, at this stage i only had probs at night but i now suffer a lot more pain through the day intermittant though. the pain i have is awful it feels like something is boring into my tib or fib the one that the shin is part of it. i stand all day at work and work at the pc and i get a shock sought of pain enough to stop me in my tracks and actually makes me dizzy with its intensity. do you know what is causing this pain? im still waiting to see consultant and not expecting to see anyone till jan sometime. i saw a specialist who said there was little inflammation though i cant say i can see it. i have tried icing when im having a bad day and yes this helps. i have been prescribed tramodal but take these only if absolutely needed as they may make me feel yuk. :P. i read other posts and wonder whats happening to my knee as i can still go up and down stairs with ease but cant walk for longer than half an hour before pain kicks in can you or anyone that reads this help me to understand whats happening.

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 05:06:40 AM »
if u look in the right hand upper corner of this page you will see " information hub" when u click on that there will be a world of information about various knee problems, the anatomy of the knee, meniscus problems, patella femoral problems, etc like I said theres alot there..maybe if you do some research there also try posting in the patella femoral page  or other appropriate page. i am sorry i have nothing further to offer you as regards to what the problem could be.  the fact that the pain is increasing is curious for sure. are there any changes in the color or temperature differences between bad leg and good leg?
anyway try searching the info hub n posting this on a different page n see if u get better results. i sure hope so!