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Offline Tiddycat

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Knee pain
« on: July 04, 2019, 04:53:01 PM »
I have had knee pain in my left knee for around 6 weeks now, haven't done anything to it, I just woke up with it. I cannot put any weight on it and doctor initially told me to rest it. It hasn't helped and nothing shows on xrays but ygevoain is there. The doctor hasn't been  helpful at all and says further tests will not help and it will get better on its own. But I am struggling and cannot put any weight on it so there must be something wrong g?

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Re: Knee pain
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 05:39:26 PM »
I'd go see a sports physiotherapist...are you in the Uk? You might need to pay to see the physio but they are much more knowledgeable about musculoskeletal issues than most GPs. Alternatively, ask to see a different GP in the practice (esp if there's one with a special interest in MSK) and request a referral to the MSK specialist team or an Orthopaedic knee specialist.

Is there any swelling? Have you tried ice? Xray won't show a soft tissue injury. When you say you can't put weight on it it, do you mean at all? So are you using crutches...and have you been doing so for 6 weeks? You need to find out why you can put weight on it at all, or you risk muscle wasting which can be very hard to recover

How old are you?
« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 05:42:12 PM by Vickster »
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