I am sorry for all the trouble that you have been having with your knee. I can really empathize with you, previously I have had problems with both of my knees and had to have arthroscopic surgery done on both of them. They have never been right since, one of them I had a torn meniscus and it was also folded over and it caused the knee to be locked in place and I could not bend it at all. The healing time was long and painful and as I said they have never be completely right and pain free since that time. So I do understand what you are going through.
Restless Leg Syndrome, is a very painful and difficult condition, I know my ex had it, and it ran in her family, her father also had it, as well as her two brothers and another sister! I know my ex first started having problems with her leg shortly after we were married, and she was about 20 or 21, and we had been married for over 25 years before she was finally diagnosed and received treatment for it. It wasn't till around ten or so years ago, that it was finally recognize as a real medical condition and medications were finally developed to treat it. The use low dose Parkinsons medications, and for allot of people this is very effective and works really well for them! It was a real Godsend for my ex, and at that time for me too! As there was many many nights that she would be up pacing the floor, because of the pain and ( as she would say the undescribable feelings she would have in her lower legs!) Riding in a car late at night was especially difficult for her! Anyway after she was finally given a diagnoses and given treatment she was finally getting some relief from it and getting some real sleep!
I do hope that you can get a diagnoses and if it is RLS I hope they can get you started on treatment. I do wish you all the Best, good luck on this!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!