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Knee pain after 2 months

Aug 15, 2015 1:04 AM

i fell down on my left knee really hard going up the stairs. My knee has been hurting every since. Its been 2 months. I feel like my knee is rubbing bone on bone. I been icing it and pain killers don't help one bit. All my x-rays are normal. Iam using a mobilizer right now, but it seems to me like my pain gets worse each day! Any advice?

Aug 15, 2015 4:59 AM

Khloeithia, I would find a really good Orthopaedic Doctor in your area and have them check it out again. (Perhaps a different one than you have been using). Let them know that with or without the immobilizer you are having worse pain instead of healing and that you feel grinding like bone on bone. Perhaps an MRI is needed to really get a look at what's happening in there. It sounds more to me like you did damage to the underlying tendons or ligaments or other soft tissue and THAT is not going to show up on an X-ray. If you tore something, it is only normal that it would get worse because it's not being treated. I hope you find some answers to this situation and get to getting better instead of suffering. I know how bad that hurts because I tore my meniscus and had surgery. At present because of my degenerated knees I need to have that knee replaced but won't be doing that any time soon. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope you feel better soon. πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Aug 15, 2015 10:13 AM

I've face extreme knee pain for last few years

Aug 15, 2015 11:49 AM

Khloeithia, I agree with AlwayZ. You should be seen by an orthopedic specialist, and request an MRI. Your kind should have improved some by now. My sister fell years ago and because she didn't have insurance she just loves with it. After getting insurance she went to a specialist who did an MRI. She had multiple torn ligaments and other damage from RA. They had no choice but to replace her joint. She moves wonderfully now. But she hates she put of treatment so long because of what it cost here for surgery. Good luck and I'll be praying for you. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Aug 15, 2015 1:51 PM

MRI will show you soft tissue damage that an X-ray will not. I think you absolutely need to see a highly recommended orthopedic doctor that specializes in knees. The immobilizer COULD be causing more harm that good depending on the injury. Usually after a MRI you would start physical therapy. Hopefully it will be something simple. I will keep you in my thoughts. Keep us posted.

Aug 15, 2015 4:47 PM

Ishoud mention that I have had a mri ababout 5 months after injury. Which was a torn meniscus, and a half torn acl. Which lead to surgery soonThat was in summer of 2013. And im just left diagnosed with chronic pain

Aug 15, 2015 7:03 PM

Okay, be warned I'm about to shoot a ton of questions, just because of a few things I've read about.
Does it feel freezing or burning? Both?
Is it tingling or numb?
Does the icing help or seem to make it worse?
Is it swelling and has it turned red, white, blue, or purple?
Could the immobilizer be causing muscle atrophy? That would probably show on some type of scan.
I would try to just keep track of it, go to the doctor, and do your own research. Good luck.

Aug 15, 2015 10:15 PM

Thanks everyone! My knee feels like its burining. My knee is swollen. I have a appt. With a orthapedic on the 19th! Iam very concerned iam laying down with it elevated right now and its painful! When i ice it it hurts after the cold wears off.

Aug 16, 2015 12:21 AM

Torn ligaments and tendons seem to burn more than hurt. Not saying that burning is not pain, because it defiantly is. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. I have had both injuries to my shoulder and it burned like fire.

Aug 16, 2015 12:24 AM

Ugh iam just so scared. Iam a dancer and i really dont want to stop, but i know i need help

Aug 16, 2015 12:48 AM

Just remember that there is also a link between torn/ruptured ligaments and recent use of the antibiotic Levaquin. Just a FYI thought. Make sure your doctor knows you are a dancer because typically dancers and gymnasts have very flexible almost stretchy ligaments and tendons. Many are actually double jointed. Apparently it is not good to be double jointed because hyper-extending can cause tears. I was a gymnast until I had back surgery and they fused my entire T-spine. I am still double jointed just cannot roll up into a ball anymore...lol. Wishing you all the best and hoping for a full and speedy recovery.

Aug 16, 2015 12:52 AM

Haha. Thanks so muchπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡

Aug 17, 2015 12:14 AM

My knee is throbbing right now and all iam doing is laying down!😒

Aug 17, 2015 12:25 AM

I am biased, so definitely talk to the docs who gave experience, but have you heard of CRPS/RSD? It stands for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and it usually occurs after an injury. Swelling, and color changes are some of the more obvious signs. There is also something called allodynia that can go along with any chronic pain, but it means that things that shouldn't be painful (like wind blowing across your skin) cause intense pain.

Aug 17, 2015 12:34 AM

Thank you iam seeing a orthapedic wensday and will keep you updated

Aug 17, 2015 7:12 AM

Khloeithia, ferretbandit is right. I was going to ask if you heard of CRPS/RSD. I have it and it's a nightmare along with everything else that I have . Make certain to ask the Orthopaedic doctor. I'll keep checking your posts to see how you do. Good luck and I'll keep you in my prayers.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Aug 17, 2015 9:05 AM

Khloeithia, I'm praying the doctor will be able to diagnose and treat your knees without any long term pain issues. If they do surgery be patient and follow the exercises to get back to before injury use or the best you can. Don't overdo. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Aug 17, 2015 9:51 AM

Thankyou everyone i will keep yall in my prayers as well and i promise to keep you guys updated! God bless.πŸ˜‡πŸ™

Aug 20, 2015 2:32 PM

Hey everyone! So i saw the orthapedic yesterday and he says i have nerve damage and may need surgery doing a mri next week😒😒

Aug 20, 2015 8:20 PM

I'm praying it will be easily fixed and you have a successful procedure.πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Aug 24, 2015 1:07 PM

Hi Khloeithia.I torn my meniscus while dancing.Slipped on a wet floor.MRI and ortho said i tore my meniscus.Had knee anthroscopy done 2 months ago.It recently started to swell and my mobility is back when i was on crutches.My question is how to manage the pain and any pills that hwlp with cartilage building.Im 27 years old Microbiology student.i need to move alot.Any experience in pain management and how u survive would be appreciated. Sincerely Tom Paul

Aug 24, 2015 3:35 PM

I been taking ibuprofen 800mg and applying ice. With elevation.

Aug 24, 2015 4:56 PM

And are you doing any physio or movement to help regain mobility without more pain or damage?

Aug 24, 2015 5:33 PM

No i have not have surgery yet but for right now i just been trying to stretch it and make it stronger by walking alot. But its still very painful. I try to rotate my leg in a circle sometimes

Aug 25, 2015 5:53 PM

Have you try warm water? Hyrdotherapy

Aug 25, 2015 5:55 PM

Yes i have going for a mri saturday

Aug 25, 2015 6:46 PM

Best of luck to you. Surgeries make me nervous, especially with nerve damage. However, treatments happening sooner could be helpful.

Aug 25, 2015 8:33 PM

Good luck! I hope it turns out to be something easily repaired and treated. Hugs & prayers for speedy recovery. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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