I have an extremely painful right knee, even when resting. Was referred to physical therapy by a walk in doctor after being told there was too much swelling and guarding for a proper exam. Have been in therapy for 5 weeks but the symptoms persist. The symptoms include pain in and below the joint, swelling, instability, catching/grinding, decreased mobility/strength, and sometimes numbness and tingling below the knee and into the foot. I now walk with a pronounced limp. Have tried the usual R.I.C.E., Anti-Inflammatories, and a brace. Had the knee reconstructed 13 yrs ago after a dislocation injury that recurred. Currently an active 27 yr old female. Is it time to forget the therapy for now and see a specialist? Any idea what's going on?
What's taking you so long to goto ortho? That should been your first stop and you need an X-ray and or an MRI. Stop with the PTsounds like it's making your symptoms worse.
You were 14 during reconstruction surgery? I would see an orthopedic Surgeon asap. Keep icing the area to reduce swelling. Possibility the surgery has worn out as you did not provide detailed surgical procedure. It sound as though the joint itself is slipping. Again, I don't know the details of your surgery. Be careful with anti inflammatory meds and ice 15 minutes every hour to reduce swelling. Orthopedic doc appt asap. Good luck
It's been a few years.. Lol but how's the knee?? I haven't had any surgery or serious injury to my right knee, but it's doing everything you said before.. The docs won't send me for an mri, idk why... But now from months of overcompensating my left knee is doing it too. I almost fall when walking too much.. So just wondering what your out come was... If you're still here lol
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