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Hi. I have pain in my left knee all the time. I am 61 now and have had the pain for about 25 years, although then it didn't last as long.
When I was in my 40s I went for an MRI and the result was wear and tear - so no action, just put up with it!
Since then I have had x-rays on several occasions and each time the result is - wear and tear!
My knee is not swollen at all, and does not lock. I have pain on the inner side of kneecap, and sometimes a burning pain too. It is very painful to walk, and the "limp" I adopt causes pain in my hip.
The pain has been gradually getting worse over the last few months, and is now more or less constant. It keeps me awake at night, and no amount of ibuprofin or paracetamol, or Voltarol helps.
This morning I went to my GP, who has told me that I'm too young for a knee replacement as they only last 10 years. She has arranged for me to have a steroid injection.
Can anyone give me advice?
She actually asked me if I wanted a knee replacement, and said she would refer me, but I thought I would explore any other avenies first.
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