Post Knee surgery

  • Aidenz

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    Aug 29, 2014 3:42 PM GMT
    So it's been about a year since I had a medial left knee surgery. I had a tumor removed. It was benign but still causing me much pain. The pain would be on my left side making my foot and calf feel stiff with a dull pain in my knee then stiffness up my quads and hips then a sharper pain in my lower back and left shoulder blade and neck up to my jaw, left eye and a spot behind my ear. It wasn't bothering me much until I started doing some heavier lifting on my calfs, quads, and glutes and cardio. Now the pain is coming back, especially when I'm tired, hungry, or standing too long. I've been to the doctor and seen physical therapists for this multiple times. They don't know really what's wrong except that I get compound migraines and my therapist wants to strengthen my glutes and lower back. That doesn't seem so bad of an idea but often exercise is difficult because of that and I start feeling the pain before I get tired from my workouts. It's annoying and at times depressing, it's very hard to get in a comfortable position when sleeping or even hanging out with friends it makes me anxious and uncomfortable.It also gets really uncomfortable to swallow or talk sometimes. Feels like there's something in the back left side of my throat that's stuck or swollen pretty bad Does anyone have an idea of what may be happening or if there's another treatment I could try? Or is it that I just need to be steady with my exercise and not go so crazy on legs
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    Aug 30, 2014 12:31 AM GMT
    it's been a year and your are not satisfied
    Change doctors, and Physiotherapists
    Nothing to lose.. and fresh eyes

    What about taking up swimming? That can provide exercise without much impact. How about biking too?

    Pain medication.. something as simple as 222 with codeine.
    This will make you feel in control and relieve anxiety.
    Of course this can't be a daily ritual.. but you are probably well disciplined as you take care of your body

    Try other therapies.. like Rolfing

    Never give up.. and good luck. icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 30, 2014 1:13 PM GMT
    I would agree with the premise that you should get new professionals to do an assessment. A 2nd opinion can be a wise approach and time well spent. Good luck with all, I can imagine it is a pain..... so to speak.
  • Fullhouse

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    Sep 01, 2014 4:56 AM GMT
    I am not a doctor, and would never claim to be. I do have some medical training as a licensed athletic trainer, so I am not shooting from the cuff. This does not sound like complications from a knee surgery, but something much more involved. I'd need to know more about the tumor and the procedure, and I still could not be positive without an examination, even then, I'd be iffy. Have you consulted a physician about the possibility of fibro-mialgia or anther diagnosis? With the variety of pain, there could be a much more serious diagnosis. I am not trying to scare you, or even diagnose you. That is not my job, and I do not have NEAR ENOUGH information from a single post to even attempt to do anything of the sort. Just suggesting you should see a general practice physician and see about a referral to a neuro-muscular specialist.
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    Sep 04, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    I'm not sure what to make of your original post. First you talk about pain in your left knee, then the topic switches to something on the left side of your throat. I don't see how any of that is related. Moreover, if the doctor told you he doesn't know what's wrong, then what makes you think anyone on this site will know what your problem is?