Posted , 5 users are following.
Hello I have been on the osteoarthritis forum for advice but thought I would try this one as there seems to be members you have O A and or have had TKR. It's a long story so will try to make it short. I have had OA in my knees for over 20 years and have managed well enough with paracetamol
occasionally. All this changed about over 1 year ago. The pain in my right knee increased greatly but the worse thing was the pain behind the knee right down outside of leg and into ankle and foot. This was brought on my walking and would make me scream out in the pain. I was due to have an arthroscopy last September but after a few months of this pain which left me housebound the pain suddenly improved and the arthrscopy was cancelled as the consultant said first of all he did not know if the surgery would work and it would probably start the pain up
again. He added something about nature doing the job for him. For a few months I went on as before gradually getting back out walking although not very long distances. Now the same thing is happening to
my other leg all be it not quite as bad. I am terrifed of being housebound
again. I should add that I have arthritis in the neck and spine. I also have varicose veins but went to the hospital and was told the pain was not vascular. I am taking just paracetamol and ibuprofen gel at the moment. I can't take anti inflammatories or codeine type pills. I tried them before and they upset my IBS and to be honest did not really help
that well with the pain, although maybe I did not take them for long enough. My question is does anyone with knee OA or anyone who had
a knee replacment have or had this pain going right down the leg into
foot which the doctor has said is referred from the knee. When I google
I can't find anything about it just that hip OA can cause knee and groin
pain but nothing about knees. I do know that spinal pain can go down the leg but gp and hospital seem to concentrate on knees. Sorry to go on and on but would love to know about others experiences of OA knee pain. Thanks.
0 likes, 11 replies