I had knee pain since I was about 12-13 I been to every dr. Done Physical therapy and that made the pain worse. Had x rays and MRI's and they never find anything. Now since I'm 23. It hurts to walk. Put weight on it. I'm taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen and knee braces. And I'm still in pain. I don't know what to do
15 Oct 2013
Hello Kelly and I surely can feel your pain. Without delving into your medical history... have you ever been diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease??? The age that you noticed the symptoms is right for this condition. I also had that as a child. It became more noticeable to my parents because I couldn't kneel any longer in church plus a bump was noted on my knee. Way back then, my treatment was to have my leg immobilized for two months. That meant a full ankle to high thigh plaster cast. Then after that a lot of pt because my knee was frozen.
Not everybody gets treated if the condition isn't found. What could that cause in later years??? Lots of knee pain... treatment for that is icing on and off... heat on and off plus anti-inflammatory drugs. Resting that leg might help, too.
I certainly can't diagnose you or anybody else but I can share what my experiences have been when the symptoms fit the complaints.
Just some food for thought and possibly a visit to an orthopedist or sports specialist to see if they can help you get back on your feet.
Be safe, be well and take good care of yourself because you ARE worth it.
16 Oct 2013
Kelly, I can tell you what not to do. Don't take Voltaren for the pain. It's a very powerful NSAID, which will ultimately cause kidney damage. Ibuprofen is also very hard on the kidneys, especially taken over a long time period, so be very careful and have someone do periodic kidney blood studies to make sure the Ibuprofen you are taking is not harming you. Don't mix alcohol with Ibuprofen unless you want chronic kidney disease. That's my advice.
17 Oct 2013
You might have had a bad physical therapist. After I had a stroke, I had pain doing the simplest of exercises. Each time the therapist would find another more simple exercise that wouldn't hurt. Or do less of them for less time if the pain starts to come with your exercises. Physical therapy should never hurt. You should just have mild discomfort. One person above said that she had fibromyalgia which included knee pain. Do you have pain anywhere else? If not, then it's probably not fibromyalgia. But certainly wish you the best.
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