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Post Knee Surgery Pain

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  • Posted By: TheTah
  • September 11, 2013
  • 07:21 PM

Hello,

On the 18th of July, I had to have my second meniscal cartilage surgery. It was a lateral tear about half way though and required a shave down of about 30% or so on my right leg. (My left leg had a meniscal cartilage removal surgery too.) Both surgeries were orthoscopic and both seemed good but, at the same time this recent one has been proving...problematic. I was experiencing alot of pain in the right side of my knee where the surgery was, and my surgical doctor told me that it was a potential lock up of a flap of cartilage. He gave me pain meds and an excersizes to help me loosen the joint (crossing legs at the knee, one foot tilted, and turning to stretch it) It helped for a bit but now I'm still getting pain.

The Pain:
-It's in the side of my knee, partially on the cap (Like almost a tearing pain or a stabbing pain), and along my right calf muscles, down into my foot.
-Sometimes my foot feels like it's about to go numb when the pain shoots up.
-It becomes almost impossible to walk up and down stairs, or longer than 2 blocks before it feels like my knee side is getting crushed or threatening to give way.

I'm unable to consult a doctor at this time, but I need an answer badly so I know what to just name drop right away when I do.

Please help, thank you.

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