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where do I go from here?

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  • Posted By: LI2Boca
  • August 6, 2007
  • 03:02 PM

I've had a miniscus tear for several years, but not to the extent that it bothers me too much. I wear a support on my knee when I play golf, otherwise I can do everything.

One month ago I started having a pain which is difficult to pinpoint. It is in the area of my left upper thigh where it meets the groin, to the outer left side of the hip across to the inner thigh. It travels down the front of the thigh ocassionally. I have no pain except when I turn the wrong way, or at night when I turn over and move the leg. The pain, however, seems to be getting more frequent.

I've had a hip xray which was ok. The mri of the pelvis, hip & upper thigh, ok. The knee, of course showed the miniscus tear.

I don't know if the knee is causing this other pain (although the knee was doing fine at the time I got the upper thight pain). One other xray showed the lower two discs so so. I am 67 years old and on no medication except for Fosomax for osteoperosis.

I don't know where to go from here......will miniscus surgery help? I'd hate to have that done and still have the other pain.

Thanks for your help.

:( LI2Boca@aol.com

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