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Old 07-03-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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A swollen leg/painful knee

Hi all, I sent the post below to "Arthritis" - so far, no response. Was wondering if someone here could help. Much appreciated!!

Hi everyone, aside from being diagnosed with FMS/CFS, cervical osteoarthritis and other maladies - I now have one swollen leg (knee, calf, ankle, foot.) One leg is clearly larger than the other. The pain is at the knee, and is excruciting at times. Moving certain ways (even in bed) will cause more pain. I have to walk sideways downstairs because I'm unable to bend knee fully. I've noticed the pain and swelling are exascerbated by standing/walking for long periods of time - ie: grocery shopping. An effusion was shown on a knee x-ray and fluid pockets within the medial and lateral popliteal fossa on a doppler ultrasound. Is this an arthritic condition? Thanks for your help...

 
Old 07-05-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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Re: A swollen leg/painful knee

Sure sounds like some kind of arthritis to me.
Didn't your physician give you any kind of diagnosis and treatment suggestion after he saw your xrays?

 
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:41 PM   #3
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Re: A swollen leg/painful knee

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Sure sounds like some kind of arthritis to me.
Didn't your physician give you any kind of diagnosis and treatment suggestion after he saw your xrays?


The treatment suggestion was to watch it and see what aggrevates it. After the x-ray, a doppler ultrasound was ordered. "Fluid pockets" were found on the knee. I need to keep the leg elevated otherwise the leg flares up again. Today I had blood tests taken for ANA, RF, etc - waiting for results. I'm now referred to an orthopedic. I'm always so very fatigued. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?

 
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