2011-2016 3 surgerys and frustrated

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Injured my knee in2011 had meniscus tear scope fell several times during therapy. I have Lupus,and was diagnosed with diabetes told I have osteoarthritis and joint degeneration, Got second opinion had 2 surgery second round of therapy

In 2015 I had a 3rd surgery in nov and I still have pain swelling burning just had MRI Dr said he don't see anything but is willing to send me to another specialist. My knee hyper extends and pops grinds what can I do?

I don't know what to do

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    There is nothing wrong in having second, third or even fourth opinions. After the second opinion there is no point in going any further.  What type diabetes do you have.  Have you gone down the glucosamine route (though apparently if they havent worked after 3 months, they never will!) The swelling is just the knees way of protecting itself, if you can bear it; massage it, it might even help ease the pain.  Have you tried acupuncture. Does not always work, but you never know!  The burning is your nerves in that particular area and can take time. There are procedures you can have that "interupt" the pain messages to the brain, but again, you will have to discuss this with eiher your doctor or your pain management consultant. If you have one of those, it can be a godsend. They are independent, there are no drug companies to sway them one way or another, they will go through every single thing out there with you.

    With regard to hyper extension, you need to work on your muscles more. By really working at it you will strengthen everything and will help diminish the grinding/popping sensation. Is it just the tear that you have had repaired. The reason I ask is, if it is, then perhaps look at your diet. Foods like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes can actually worsen your pain, I know it sounds more like hocus pocus, but I kid you not.  If you go onto an arthritis website look for foods that can help and also what to avoid. It will not cure your osteoartritis and joint degeneration, but could make a huge difference in controlling the pain in your joints.

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    The 2 opinion said i needed a tkr but I was too young

    I have type 2 and Dr is trying to get me to go on insulin

    I will look into pain management ty

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      Is there a reason why you dont want to take insulin. Type 2 is helped by change of diet.

      Can I ask how you are.  Sometimes doctors don't like to to replacements on "young" people, because it has a huge impact on your life. But then you could argue that as you are at the moment, you have no quality of life. Don't be in a rush to have this done if there is an alternative. It is pain beyond belief and whilst you can carry on with an active life style, you will have to make adjustments

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      Sweetie, I'm sure you are.  It can drag you down to the depths of despair, but you must fight it. These are just extra high hurdles in front of you, but with help you can do it. Get the doctors to help you, take your meds, if the ones you are on are not working, try something else. There is something out there for you. Instead of being in pain, be a pain.
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