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Thigh pain/ knee pain or just pain

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  • Posted By: skibumus
  • April 22, 2007
  • 03:45 AM

To start, I feel off a ladder, two steps, and hurt my foot - thought nothing of it, just thinking I sprained it. Until I was feeling and hearing popping noises and having pain. Went to the doc and found out that I broke a bone but it healed and I have bone fragments floating about. So I have had surgery on my foot to remove two pieces of bone back in September and all went well. But for two months now I have had mild to severe right leg thigh pain. I am a retail manager so I am on my feet constantly, but when I have a chance to rest it will hurt and sometimes it will hurt even if I am on it. It aches, burns and sometimes have stabbing pains along with a brief cold feeling. Those pains are off and on but what is constant more than anything is a dull ache and pain near the inner thigh near the knee. There is no skin discoloriation or swelling. And sometimes it hurts to walk. I have seen my podiatrist and he gave me a referal to see the Physical Therapist. The PT did two sessions with me on the pain in the thigh with light therapy and an electro one. By my third session she said do you feel any better and I said no. So she told me to go see the Orthopedic, so I did. The Ortho doc looked me over, moved my leg around and touch certain areas to trigger the pain. Unfornatly, I had a good day with no pain and nothing seem to set it off. So she had no idea - she gave me a question mark in my file. But when I left to go home I was feeling pain so I went back up to see her and she didn't even see me - the nurse offered me medicine. The day after my appointment I still had the pain and the next day after that I was in extreme pain to the point that I was about to cry. And now I am not that much in pain - finally subsided. But this pain is off and on so that is why the doc had no clue. - Where do I go to? I was wondering if this is another issue not related to the surgery or accident. Or it is arthritis and it hurts the foot as well as the leg. Please help.

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