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Fibro knee pain

Mar 22, 2018 9:41 PM

I seem to have bad joint pain in my right knee and wasn’t sure if I got a brace to compression sleeve for my knee would help I just don’t know if it helps with fibro pain like it would for an injury

Mar 23, 2018 11:01 AM

Are you sure that the knee pain is from your Fibromyalgia? Have you had any x-rays or MRI scans of the knee?

If not, you may want to think about getting an X-ray or MRI scan to rule out the possibility of Osteoarthritis (OA).

I don't have Fibromyalgia, so I can't tell you if a knee brace would help you. I do have OA in my left knee, and a patellar knee brace does help to stabilize my knee, which reduces the pain since my knee is so unstable without the brace.

Mar 23, 2018 2:06 PM

What type of pain are you experiencing. I’ve been having pain behind my knees ( like a tendinitis) it on the inside of my knees. Is this similar to what you are experiencing? I have a knee brace that does help to support my knee. Like AmbrrLyn I would suggest getting a professional medical opinion and ct or mri to rule out any other possible problems.

Mar 23, 2018 3:16 PM

It’s a deep pain through my knee under my knee cap almost but it hurts if I move it too much or put pressure on it but it’s not unbearable it’s just really annoying and uncomfortable

Mar 23, 2018 6:07 PM

Hi Rach, I have been experiencing the same problem with my knee and thought it was connected to my fibromyalgia and have struggled on for over 12 months with it. However my GP has told me that actually he thinks it's a torn/damaged medial ligament and has sent me for a urgent MRI of it. Please see a Dr about it, good luck keep me posted! Hayley 🌈

Mar 23, 2018 6:16 PM

Thanks for your reply rach6915. Maybe it is just a tendinitis. I get them in my arms/ hands and feet also. Good luck in finding out what it is.🌹

Mar 23, 2018 8:05 PM

Kew2012, wow that's what an ER doctor thought my problem was. He thought that I either tore my medial collateral ligament (MCL) or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It wasn't until my MRI was reviewed by an orthopedic surgeon that I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis at age 14.

Rach6915: A knee brace may help the pain by stabilizing your knee, but it's only a short-term solution. It's important that you see a doctor and get imaging tests done because it could be a number of different problems or it may just be your Fibromyalgia, but it's better to know for sure.

Mar 26, 2018 12:47 PM

I have knee pain from time to time. I have severe fibro and have seen a doctor for my knee. I get sharp pain in and around my knee cap and outer part of leg. Plus behind it in the bend of leg. Makes me fall. It is part of fibro and is probably immflamation.

Apr 03, 2018 6:03 PM

It’s a good idea to wear a wrap that will let it move during to day and a stiff one whilst u sleep

Jun 16, 2018 7:47 PM

You have to be careful about wearing braces a lot. They will weaken your muscles making your situation worse. I’d have your knee checked out by a orthopedic surgeon and testing done. Good luck.

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