Discovered I have Ostioarthritis of the knee after having a fall

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Its been 4 months since I fell at home whilst doing some chores. went for xray's in that week and everything was fine.  2 months later still in pain and doctor administed pain killers and anti-inflamatory drugs.  Still had pain. I was admitted into hospital and had an MRI Scan done and the findings were that I have Ostioarthritis in my knee.  Doctor administered a steriod injection and 1 month later i'm still suffering with pain and now my entire leg is swollen. Doctor has called for a reassesment and is suspecting a blood cloth.  Has anyone had this problem?


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    So sorry to hear of your fall! I'm glad you attended to it and had the X-RAYS and MRI.

    Do you have a temperature? Monitoring that several times a day will keep you up on whether you may have an infection. Blood clots can be very dangerous. I'd suggest taking aspirin which will thin the blood and help with a potential clot UNTIL you can make another appointment with your doctor.

    Swelling happens when tissues of the body have been injured. I had LOTS of swelling following my first knee replacement. Swelling is the body's way to protect the injured tissues. It is like a cushion around what is hurting. Swelling also is ANNOYING because it makes it hard to move AND it is painful, too.

    Let us know how things go at the doctor's.

    Sending prayers of healing to you today!💟

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    Same thing happened to me as the knee just blew up like a ballon.actually tore the meniscus. Did therapy and the extra fluid was removed. 

    I had had swelling for months. My entire leg did not swell. Osteoarthritis is a bummer. Taking care of that knee for life in order to contain and depress the this progressive disease.mthere are also many bio drugs for treatment yet have side effects.

     Know that Physio is a big help as well as icing daily and knee brace. As soon as you can therapy or water therapy should be part of the treatment to get your knee back in shape takes time, be patient. 

      If you suspect a blood clot then a scan can help identify any blood clots. 

    Take care,

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      Hi there,

      thank you so much for the advice, it helps to know that im not the only one out there that is suffering with this.

      I am a person on the go all the time and this illness has really put a spanner in my works, I have an appointment with my GP today, so will let you know what he says regarding swelling.

      have a super soon

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