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No Relief From Knee Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 5, 2009
  • 11:05 PM

3 and a half months ago I slipped on a wet floor and fell ******n my knee. It hurt for about a week after, and there was a big bruise, but then the pain went away for awhile, and just the back of my knee was swollen. Then about a month later, the pain returned. I started with my GP who first sent me for x-rays and gave me an anti-inflammatory to try. No fractures and the anti-inflammatory did nothing. She referred me to an orthopedic, who thought it was just a strain, and gave me a different anti-inflammatory, which also did nothing. I then went on vacation and when I came back I saw a different orthopedic. He sent me for an MRI and gave me another new anti-inflammatory which again did nothing. The MRI showed a slight medial meniscus tear and either a partially off-track patella or arthritis (I am 19 years old). He sent me for PT for 3 weeks. My has gotten stronger from the PT but the pain has not gotten any better. He gave me a 4th anti-inflammatory to try, which, surprise, has done nothing again. I also started 3 more weeks of PT. My therapist today said that it shouldn't still be hurting as much as it is. I see the doctor again next week, and he said that he wants to try a cortisone shot, which I am unsure of because in my case it would only mask the pain for some time but the injury would still be there and the pain would return for the start of school. Because I can walk ok on it, he doesn't think I need surgery. Shouldn't I be feeling some relief by now? My knee has not gotten any better and over the 3 and a half months has gotten quite worse. What should the next logical step be for it?

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  • sorry, this is a duplicate, post- it didn't show up before. I then registered and reposted the topic.
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