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Offline nadeem

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In a dire situation! Need help???
« on: September 23, 2003, 07:21:56 AM »
Hi, I am in severe trouble. I can't bend my legs (for example sitting on the ground or even chair) and can't straight them up while standing but with the help of my hands on the wall, table or floor and very slowly.

I am 33M. I used to work at gas station in a constrained cashier's room (as a cashier), where for picking up some items I had to move my upper part almost 180 degrees without moving my feet. I got pain and went to my regular physician who told me that I might have broken or hurt my ligaments to kee and the reason for that. After that based upon my doctor's advise I never turned 180 degrees without rotating my feet. I also used vioxx 25mg for few days and I was all set.

After some days the same pain retuned. I thought I had done something unconsciously. I paid more attention to my movements. Used some ice-packs and some more vioxx. It went away. But perhaps I was not fortunate enough to get rid of it. I am also a computer guy (without job), but work three four hours at night doing different projects, and the same amount of time during day. ON my next visit to the same physician, I was told that it could be something like a frozen shoulder, for sitting on computer chair for a long period of time, and then rotating the chair suddenly.

I said, "Man, I'll start jogging and excercising from now on", but only to increase my pain... Now I have very sever pain in my both knees. I can't sit on chair, or  if sit, find difficult to stand, unless I find some support with my hands on the side of chair.

On my left knee, the pain I could figure out occurs in the middle when knee is bent or on the inner side of legs, while on my right knee, I could feel it just above the knee cap (like muscles attached to knee).

I also had a rhamboid muscle problem once in a while but that is gone with the excercise, but my knee problem has increased. I am in total chaos because of this now a days. All the story mentioned above occured within the last six months.

I need help? What is the real problem? What should I do to reduce pain? How my physican can help me and what should I ask him for? If I take vioxx, it helps me only for 12 hours and then after 24 hours it hurts more. Please help me.



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Re: In a dire situation! Need help???
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2003, 05:42:32 PM »
Hi Nadeem
Welcome to the board.
I'm sorry that I don't have an answer to your problems, I can't imagine how debilitating this must be for you.

The only advice I can offer is that you must see your physician again and stress the amount of pain you are in and the impact this is having on your life, ask for a referral to an orthopaedic guy and also, if needed to a pain management dr who can assess the pain situation for you.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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Re: In a dire situation! Need help???
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2003, 08:04:09 PM »
I agree with Iona. You certainly need to see a doctor. If your doctor isn't sure what to do, you may need to see a specialist like a Orthopedic surgeon. Good luck, Larry
arthoscopy('99),HTO(tibia didn't heal 10/01),knee braces(7/02),HTO w/ex.fix. to repair tibial non-union(3/03), remove ex. fix.(9/03),HTO other leg(12/03)

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Re: In a dire situation! Need help???
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2003, 03:44:29 AM »
If you have knee pain that is getting worse even with the advice you are getting from your doctor, I would strongly recommend seeing a knee specialist. It seems you are a good candidate for some more testing. Have you had an x-ray? MRI? Have you seen a physical therapist? It really sounds like you need more help than Vioxx. Good luck.

Torn quad tendon repair & VMO advancement 4/99, MUA with LOA 10/99, Patella baja and arthrofibrosis, LR & medial release & LOA 5/01, LOA & chondroplasty 6/03,TKR on 11/06, MUA 12/06. From perfect knees to a TKR in 7 years, all from a fall on a wet floor...and early undiagnosed scar tissue.