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Hello! I feel I really need help! I had arthroscopic surgery 7 weeks ago to repair a lateral meniscus tear and clean up some arthritis. The recovery has been unexpectedly slow and painful. I am in PT and I just had another MRI that showed my knee is as it should be after surgery. I do have grade 3 chondromalacia, but my doctor has not really addressed that as a cause of pain. Since surgery I have been getting periodic severe attacks of pain. They usually last around 15-20 minutes. I’m not talking about the regular stiff, achiness that is present all the time. This pain is intense, hard to breathe type of intensity! My doctor suggested I may have reflex sympathetic dystrophy. I have read about it, and it sounds horrible. I am trying to stay positive that in time I will feel better, but I don’t understand these attacks, why they are happening, and what I can do to help prevent them. If anyone has any thoughts, please, please respond. Thank you! Elizabeth
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