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Constant Knee Pain

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  • Posted By: dunkie_2008
  • February 15, 2009
  • 02:29 PM

I had sugery 2 years ago for a torn meniscus, although they also told me they had to shave some of my knee down? I used to run alot prior to surgery but have decided to keep excercise to low impact, but it seems that even after the surgery I have had problems especially going down stairs my knee would almost give out. I recently tried to go for a run, I did not run very far and at the time I had no pain until almost a week later and has lasted a few days now, The pain is on the inside of my knee just about where you bend it feels tender to the touch, almost feels like it did the first time. The pain is constant, whether I am sitting, walking, sleeping, its almost becoming unbearable. Any suggestions!!!! Please help :confused:

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  • You can use ice packs to help the inflammation, but you should see a doc. It sounds like they had to take out some of the cartilage surrounding the knee. Did they repair or take out the meniscus? I'm betting they took it out. When this happens, the knee will never be as strong as it once was, so going down stairs could place undo stress on the joint. Running is certainly not helpful as it is high-impact and stresses the joint further. These surgeries are not always successful, especially when they remove the meniscus. The vascularity of the knee in the area of question can make or break it. I'm concerned that because of the placement of the pain (on the inside of the knee)-- you may be developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a very real danger to your life...it can dislodge and become a pulmonary embolism that may threaten your very life. I'm not trying to scare you, chances are that 2 years post op this would not occur. But, it is a very real danger and should be ruled out. Ice your knee and see a doc to rule out more severe issues. A PT can help with left-over trauma to the knee and help you regain a pain-free (maybe just less pain) life. You need to take this seriously. It may just be arthritic pain that has developed, but you need to determine the cause. Only a doc can help with that, in person.
    Harmonium 322 Replies
    • February 15, 2009
    • 05:02 PM
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  • You can use ice packs to help the inflammation, but you should see a doc. It sounds like they had to take out some of the cartilage surrounding the knee. Did they repair or take out the meniscus? I'm betting they took it out. When this happens, the knee will never be as strong as it once was, so going down stairs could place undo stress on the joint. Running is certainly not helpful as it is high-impact and stresses the joint further. These surgeries are not always successful, especially when they remove the meniscus. The vascularity of the knee in the area of question can make or break it. I'm concerned that because of the placement of the pain (on the inside of the knee)-- you may be developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a very real danger to your life...it can dislodge and become a pulmonary embolism that may threaten your very life. I'm not trying to scare you, chances are that 2 years post op this would not occur. But, it is a very real danger and should be ruled out. Ice your knee and see a doc to rule out more severe issues. A PT can help with left-over trauma to the knee and help you regain a pain-free (maybe just less pain) life. You need to take this seriously. It may just be arthritic pain that has developed, but you need to determine the cause. Only a doc can help with that, in person. I will be sure to get this checked out further, as I may not have a choice with the amount of pain I am experiencing! I appreciate your feedback!!!! I am going to apply Ice thanks again.
    dunkie_2008 2 Replies
    • February 15, 2009
    • 05:36 PM
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  • Happy to help! Good luck, I wish you well! :)Oh, I forgot to mention an anti-inflammatory NSAID like ibuprofen or Aleve might help too, at least until you can see someone. Omega 3 fatty acids also help with inflammation.
    Harmonium 322 Replies
    • February 15, 2009
    • 05:44 PM
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  • Thanks again!!!!
    dunkie_2008 2 Replies
    • February 15, 2009
    • 05:51 PM
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