Thread: Knee/leg pain
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Knee/leg pain

Toward the end of August, I spent a couple of days climbing stairs at work. I developed cramping in my calves that went away, but then my left knee starting hurting. Actually, burning. After sitting at my desk, I would notice a burning sensation behind my left knee that would go away if I rubbed it or stood up for a while. As time has gone by, the pain has stayed and for the last few weeks, I cannot stand up and immediately put weight on my left leg. If I have been sitting for longer than 10 minutes, I have to stand up and stand still for about 30 seconds before my leg will hold my weight. Even then, I have a limp. The pain has also moved to include the left side of my knee and sometimes my whole lower leg. The longer I walk on my leg, the better it feels. My friends suggest that I must be cutting off the circulation to my leg when I bend my leg to sit and that I should worry about a clot. I have gone to my general m.d. who tells me to rest it and take Aleve. It does feel better to rest it, but real life does not allow me to just sit and rest. My m.d. told me the next step is to visit a orthapedic m.d. Anyone have any thing like this before?

Thanks!