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Offline MezzoS

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Newbie - Problems for 10 months.
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:22:42 PM »
Hi Everyone
I am hoping someone has similar symptoms to mine as I cannot get a diagnosis for my knee problem which is now 10 months old!
In November without any trauma or injury,  I woke up and found I had severe pain in the medial part of my knee and my calf muscle was in spasm. I could not weight bear at all. I hired crutches to go to the loo. Four days later this completely resolved and all was well.... until March of this year. Again tried to get out of bed but muscles in spasm and pain over right medial knee. Resorted to crutches again, but this time did not resolve. Unable to straighten leg, and no weight bearing. Dr initially diagnosed arthritis. By May still not able to walk properly. Dr sent me for X-ray. Came back showing arthritis but not too advanced. Dr sent me for physio and appointment with Rheumatologist. Had Cortizone Injection and Synvisc Injection. No real improvement and still walking problems and bent knee. Physio uncertain as to why I am not improving!
Last week went away for a holiday. First morning down to breakfast, sat down in chair which was a lot lower than I had anticipated! Searing pain from above my knee to below it. Could not walk for an hour. Pain now back to being focussed on medial side of knee again. A week of hobbling around on crutches spoilt my holiday and has left me feeling depressed. It seems like I have been labelled with Arthritis which I no doubt have, but I really think there is something else going on here. Has anyone had similar problems?
Apologies for long rant!

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Re: Newbie - Problems for 10 months.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 07:34:06 PM »
Have you had an MRI?
How old are you?
Are you seeing a knee specialist?
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Re: Newbie - Problems for 10 months.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 09:00:42 PM »
Hi Vickster
Thankyou for replying! I have only had an X-ray and am under a Rheumatologist. I am a little concerned, as every time I go to see anyone they just say it is all down to arthritis. However, my problem came on suddenly not over time. I have friends who are having knee replacements who are still able to walk around and able to weight bear. I would say I am 66 years old, but my health is excellent and up until my problem, was exercising daily.

I am so fed up with not being able to walk, and concerned that I am losing muscle.

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Re: Newbie - Problems for 10 months.
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 11:38:10 PM »
You really need to get that investigated with an MRI scan. Taking an X ray and putting it down to arthritis (so in my opinion they're just classing you as 'over 60' and guessing it's probably just wear and tear) is irresponsible and lazy.

Push for an MRI scan and see a consultant whose job title doesn't basically contain an assumption about your knee.

Good luck!
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Re: Newbie - Problems for 10 months.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 12:05:34 AM »
What country are you in?
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: Newbie - Problems for 10 months.
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 04:52:35 PM »
I live in France, although I am originally from the U.K. healthcare is amazing, but I am just stuck with Arthritis as a diagnosis! Told I will eventually need TKR but in many years time as I am not that bad! As I have not been able to walk without crutches for nearly a year, I am not sure how bad I have to be!

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Re: Newbie - Problems for 10 months.
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 04:13:17 PM »
As previously said by others only a ct and mri scan can tell definitively the extent of the arthritis. My x rays showed mild to moderate but the scans showed it was end stage so I would ask to be reviewed. Good luck















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