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  • Posted By: Perdita44
  • May 21, 2011
  • 07:28 PM

I was injured the beginning of Feb in Europe walking down steps on the job. Coming down the steps I hyper extended my leg and twisted my knee. It hurt but not to the point that I thought to much about it. I napped, 3 hrs later went for a walk, 30 mins into the walk I was very aware something was very wrong. The outside back of my knee hurt beyond belief.

I returned home, went to my general doc, I had a negative Xray, then negative MRI.

I was sent to a physical therapist, she saw me 3 times and stated that I have fluid on the inside back of my knee that was warm but couldn't help me. The pain has moved from the initial spot outside back to inside back and also the front tendon hurts.

I moved on the another orthopedic, had a cortisone injection in the front tendon..I couldn't walk for two days from the pain it caused, then an ultrasound that showed a cyst in the same spot inside back of my knee, running the ultra sound machine over that spot made me nauseous it was so painful, another MRI that was negative for even the cyst. The orthopedic has now referred me on to pain management as she doesn't know what else to do. She thinks I have RSD.

I have a very obvious bulge where the pain is on my knee. WC is not sure what to do with me, I've sent my own pic just to prove there is something wrong, the WC case manager was planning to email it to an MD. What am I to do?!!! It's been almost 90 days since the injury and no answers! I'm including the pic I took so you can see what I'm referring to.
Here's the pic.http://www.flickr.com/photos/smrti/5743440639/

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