Re: Knee swelling
did you ever have an MRI done on that knee right after the injury occured or at any point after that? the concern i have for you is the fact that you just cannot actually 'feel" parts of it? i have a very insane syndrome called brown sequard that is just from spinal cord injury that created this same type of inability to really 'feel" the inner parts of my right side, including the right knee too. i have sensation, really good outside sensation but within that knee there are just structures that i cannot feel kind of thing?
the bigger possible problems from even having a level of innervation loss just create a bit higher risk for doing yet another type of injury to it and not actually know it, or realize that it HAS been injured in some way. and in your particular case here,you do have nerve loss or compromise somewhere within that knee or even further up in the lumbar spine area that would show itself like it is in you right now. combine this with the very consistant swelling and well, you really DO need to get this much better evaluated. an MRI just done on that knee would at least show how things are within it. there are just soo many different areas in any given joint that can become injured in alot of different ways(nerves,tendons,ligaments and the joint itself). an MRI would at least let them see 'in' it,ya know? the thing here is, even if you DID actually have that MRI at the very beginning, the fact that you just simply cannot actually feel parts of it, you could have another injury there too, like i said above, and just not know yet.
either way, i would get that MRI done just to see what has actually compromised actual nerves in there and to see what is causing the constant swelling or inflammation you have going on in there. 'something' is most definitely not right. seeing an actual ortho surgeon for a full real in depth eval after the MRI gets done really wouldn't hurt ya know? i have had to undergo two surgeries in my knee. had alot of underlying wear and tear types of damage in mine and a bakers cyst behind the knee, along with a tear in the meniscus too(huge amount of swelling as well). but DO get this checked out now before something worse happens. you just have to be careful with that knee. please let me know how things go,K? good luck, **
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