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Joint problems and cold muscles

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  • Posted By: James19790
  • November 18, 2008
  • 10:34 PM

Hi,

I have had a few different symptoms for over 7 months and have had a few referrals. I wonder if anyone could suggest an alternative diagnosis - or any diagnosis at all!

My symptoms are:

1. pain behind my right knee - on the inside edge, a pinching pain and very tender to touch, enlarged veins here and a cold feeling/sensation behind the knee. It goes on rest and is worst when walking or standing. This flares up occasionally and feels much worse.

2. radial head pain which is an ache. This is made worse by rotating the forearm but also while keeping the arm straight and simply raising my thumb. This also flares up or is more bearable.

3. Recently I have developed a very cold sensation actually in my left quad muscle that comes on at rest. The left hip can also be painful.

The Drs/PT have gone through various ideas including rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis and polymyalgia but they don't really know! I'm more concerned about the cold feeling behind my right knee and in my left quad. Could this be neurological? I have also heard that coldness on the left-side of the body can be heart related.

I am 29, male and healthy but have done little exercise since my symptoms have started as they have prevented it.

Any help or suggestions would be gratefully received.

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  • I thought I'd update this to see if a clearer explanation would enable anyone to make a suggestion: The cold feeling in my left thigh has become more intense today and feels exactly like I've just rubbed 'Deap Heat' onto the area. The cold sensation follows the path of a large vein on the surface of my thigh and stops quite abruptly just above the knee when I can no longer see the vein. I also had pins and needles in my left foot this morning while I was shaving/showering which is new. Today the cold feeling is constant - i.e. at rest and when active. I haven't injured that part of my body at all. Any suggestions would be great as it concerns me that no-one else in the world has had the same problem as I can't find anything about it online.
    James19790 4 Replies
    • November 19, 2008
    • 08:00 AM
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  • I thought I'd update this to see if a clearer explanation would enable anyone to make a suggestion: The cold feeling in my left thigh has become more intense today and feels exactly like I've just rubbed 'Deap Heat' onto the area. The cold sensation follows the path of a large vein on the surface of my thigh and stops quite abruptly just above the knee when I can no longer see the vein. I also had pins and needles in my left foot this morning while I was shaving/showering which is new. Today the cold feeling is constant - i.e. at rest and when active. I haven't injured that part of my body at all. Any suggestions would be great as it concerns me that no-one else in the world has had the same problem as I can't find anything about it online.I have had the same problems, but my cold muscles are my upper arms and also abdominal. As if peppermint was injected is the only way I can describe. Also, swollen middle finger on right hand and the same type of pain behind the knees. It switches knees in my case. It is very scary and frustrating. I have had every test possible with no diagnosis!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2010
    • 11:36 AM
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