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?
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. 🌻🙏🏻
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. 🙏🌼
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.💕🙏🏻🌻
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. 🙏🌼
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