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SarahBear9708
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   Posted 3/7/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if this is the right place to post this, because I don't know if any of you have experienced this, but I'm gonna give it a shot anyways.

So back in August, I fell on my knee and bruised the bone, or so the dr at the First Care said. It was really painful for a while, and never really got totally better. But back in January, I fell on the ice and hurt it again. My x-rays and MRI are all normal. I'm currently in physical therapy, and my dr just gave me a cortisone shot last week. But they don't know what's wrong with it, as no tests are showing anything.

If I'm walking around for a while, it starts to throb, and will randomly sometimes at other points too. The back of the knee and the top of the calf are SO tight and sore.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

I've also looked into knee braces to help support it while I'm walking, ones that will support but not immobilize. But I don't know what kind or anything else. Any suggestions with that either?

Thanks in advance :)
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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarah, do you get a lump in the back of your knee? After tearing the meniscus in my knee I developed a very very sore area in the back of my knee that would feel like a tendon that was being pulled tight but mine would at times develop a golf ball sized round lump. It was called a bakers cyst. The body has bakers cyst by all the joints and when an injury occurs the cyst can become inflammed. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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   Posted 3/7/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Just some quick questions, but are you seeing a doctor that specializes with just knee's? you might want to look for one..
Not all MRI's are good, maybe go and get a contrast mri done with the dye, as it would show more...
and if you do get a knee brace, don't wear it 24/7 only wear it for a few hours at a time or you could weaken the knee..
just some ideas, you might try using ice and elevating your knee and then maybe heat..
Good Luck to you and I hope you get a low pain day soon
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SarahBear9708
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   Posted 3/7/2010 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you to both of you for your replies!

I have not noticed a lump in the back of my knee, but I have not really looked for one in the past either...but I will def keep an eye out for one now!

As for my specialist, I am seeing an Orthopedic Surgeon who is considered the knee doctor in the office there. (Orthopedic Associates). I will talk to him about a contrast mri.

I also am seeing my PCP soon, and I will ask him if knows of any knee specialists in the area as well.

Thank you :)

And hugs back!
"Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength."

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Celebrex, Buspar, Savella, Lyrica, Neurontin, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta.

Supplements: Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Iron

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