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I have arthritis in both knees and had an arthroscopy on the left one 11 weeks ago. I was told afterwards that I will need a knee replacement in the future but they say I am too young yet as I'm 49. It did seem that there had been some improvement once the initial pain and swelling had settled, but over the last 3 weeks or so I have been getting more pain again, The pain is different now than before as they shaved down some bone so some of the grinding pain is gone. now it's more like a sharp pain a lot of the time, like a shooting pain that goes through my knee and sometimes to my hip or ankle. bending is still a big problem, it sometimes feels like the knee sticks and I have to force it to bend which is very painful at first. I wake in pain most nights and haven't had an unbroken night's sleep for over 2 weeks. I am having physio but progress seems slow and it feels like I'm back where I was before the surgery.
It also effects my job as I'm a nurse and at the moment can't do my usual shifts.
just wondering if this is all normal for this stage or should I be concerned that something has gone wrong. grateful for any advice
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