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Knee pain!

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Hi all,

As some of you know I've been having a flare since the New Year, it's still going on but the main thing bothering me is pain in both my knees.

This has only started in the last few days. It's not the joint but the tissue around it going 4 inches above and below the knee. It's like someone keeps hitting me with a baseball bat. The left leg is more affected than the right and when I stand I have a strange dragging feeling in the knee cap.

There is no swelling or redness but the tissue is tender to touch. It's waking me at night and I can hardly move my knee. The Naproxen is only taking the edge off it and I'm not walking properly.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this, I'd be grateful for any advice as it really is getting me down.

Hubby was at the doc yesterday and happened to see my GP - Hubby told him how I was feeling and that I was trying to avoid going on steroids. The doc said they could think about injecting into the muscle. Is this steroid injections? I don't know how I feel about that as the pain is over such a general area. Funny thing was that although the appointment was for him they spent most of it talking about me :lol: . Hubby hadn't even sat down and the doc said 'So how is she doing?'. I was secretly quite chuffed. Just as well Hubby wasn't in for anything serious. :wink2:

Hope you're all having a peaceful weekend.

Hugz,

Pam xxx
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Pam,:hug:
I am coming on a bit late. I am sorry about your pain. As far as I know an injection usually would contain some sort of a steroid mixture with an anti inflammatory/anethestic. This is not the same exact type of steroid we take orally though. I am drawing a blank on the name. The side effects are usually minimal.
My hubby has been having knee issues and his acl is torn and he had an injection just to help until he can get the surgery needed and it helped a little bit, but not entirely. I don't remember if you have Fibromyalgia, but it could be something like that-that is causing you such pain, since it is in the tissue and not in the joint. I wish I could offer you some better advice.

I hope you start to feel better soon!!


Hugs,
Becca
Pam,
I thought you were a classy chick and now the sport socks and hairy legs have clinched it for me.:rotfl: :rotfl:

I am glad you are getting some treatment for this and you will findly have some relief from the pain.


Keep us posted.


Hugs,
Becca
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