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1306931 tn?1273540199

leg pain

I had knee surgery about 10 years ago due to it was shattered when i fell playing racquetball. The damage was severe, but the surgery was very successful. I decided to participate in a trial clinical study for a new drug to help with osteoarthritus, as I already have osteoporis at 45 yrs old.  After the third set of very painful neurology tests and also giving a biopsy sample from my lower leg (above the ankle) I have been experiencing a lot of pain, tingling and discomfort.  It seems to have caused a flare up in my knee, but it seems the side affects should have subsided since it's been over 2 months since the testing.  Since I was told i couldn't take ANY pain meds or aleve, advil etc druing the clincal testing phase of the drug, i declined the offer.  i am now wondering if the neurology tests just caused a flare up that was going to happen anyway, or did the testing actually cause my knee/leg to start hurting again.  I"m definitely calling a dr, maybe orthopedic surgeon?? but trying to do some background work on my own.
thank you,
tamra
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1093617 tn?1279302002
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Thank you for your question. First, I would like to let you know that knee is quite sensitive structure and more prone for re-injury. Frequency of re-injury increases if already was being damaged severely. Therefore, before resuming to strenuous activity, it is required to consult a physiotherapist for strengthening exercises. Additionally, your symptoms could be due to pinched nerve due to scar formation and neurologist's consultation is advisable to avoid worsening. Hope this helps.


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1069419 tn?1343096174
Hi there, I had a very severe knee injury.  I dislocated and shattered my knee dancing at a halloween party.   It's been about five months and I do have flare ups no matter what.  All I can suggest is that I take Nsaids like voltaren and it helps me with the arthritis in my knee.  I also wear a knee brace when I walk or do any kind of physical activity.  My knee makes a lot of crunching noises and sometimes its painful, but at least I can walk now.  But yes you would need to call your orthopedic on your knee.  
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