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I went to turn quite quickly at work and heard a popping sound in my right knee, straight after pain and fell to the floor. I sat for bout 5/10 mins, then even hurt abit stayed working....for the next 7 days, there was swelling and pain but i just thought they would go on they own and took pain killers etc. My job is a communtiy support worker to elderly clients in their own homes. After these 7 days as mentioned above, i had a week's annual leave, and went in our caravan to Norfolk, my leg got worse, kept me awake, hurting and so painfully, so went to local hosp, saw a nurse practioner - she said think had ACL injury, after assesing my knee with moving it around, she told me to rest leg, ice packs and get physio once back home...she gave me stronger pain killers. On returning home, had to take sick leave, walking with crutches, pain very bad, local gp, said to rest it, and use ice packs and gave me anti-flammatory meds, and put me down for physio. In meantime whilst waiting on physio, leg had good and bad days, limp on my leg with crutches, have pain constant directly back of knee, and left side of knee, pain up thigh to just down ait from my groin area, went back docs, gave me sick note and said needed rest, by now had been off nearly 8 weeks, saw physio therapist, she said she thought i had a acl injury, and said wot the docs had said, but gave me three excerises to do, carried on doing these, but leg started to get worse, went bk going on 10 weeks, physio said leg not healing properly, and until have a scan she can't do anymore, she wrote to my gp, so now i'm been off work nearly 13 weeks, and finally got a scan at the end of this month, however last few days my leg has got a lot worse, ive had numbness and pins and needles, coldness in my leg and foot, i get alot of twitching of nerves, and still so much pain......last time docs gave my stronger meds, but help alittle. I have to pick my knee up to turn it at times, and can't bend at times, sometimes it works and sometimes not, depending on angle of it. I can;t use it like i used to and sometimes if try to weight bear just gives out, but lately the numbess and cramp right up to my toes happens alot.... just wondered if anyone could give me some advice please. My husband thinks of some serious damage and prob have to have surgery, but i'm not sure. Just know since i popped the knee all them weks ago feel nhs as let me down alittle.
thanks folks x
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