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knee pain "in his head"?!?!?!

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  • Posted By: nickandangel
  • April 3, 2008
  • 06:17 AM

My husband got back from Iraq in August and has been having knee pain since last July when he fell one way and his leg went the other. He has been to 4 sessions of physical therapy, lasting anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. He has had one X-ray (3 months after the injury) and 2 MRI's (one in Sept and one last week). His right knee swells at night on the top to the inside of his leg and under his knee to the outside of his leg. The doctors only see him in the morning and have never seen it swollen. The x-ray and MRI's were clean so the doctors have told him it's just in his head! If he does any form of exercise or stands for extended periods of time it swells more, sometimes he is just in excruciating pain without the swelling. Naproxen and pain medications don't seem to help. My husband is convinced it's not "in his head" to the point that he is going through extensive psychological testing. Any ideas?

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