Pain after meniscus knee surgery

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I had a knee arthroscopy in February and thought if was all going well. but I started my physio a few weeks ago and was doing ok, but now have serious stabbing pain in the front of my knee when going up the stairs, I struggle to put weight on it going up the stairs but not coming down.

I have good movement in the knee but the pain is too much, feels like ive gone ten steps back!!

anybody else had the same symptoms??

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    I had the same procedure as you and was offered nhs physio but only once a month which wasnt enough. I struggled with pain and could not bear weight or bend it straight and was not walking normal. In the end i paid to go private and she gave me the correct excercising to do 3 times a day. She explained i was walking incorrectly which was causing me pain. Just paid once and she gave me very good advice how to walk right and a series of excercises which helped me. Hope this may help you.

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    Hi i also went in December, have been suffering with severe pain, walking normal and stairs. Going back to dr for second opinion. just sleeping at night with a bend knee is causing aevere pain.

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      I'm ok sleeping , I wasn't before the operation but now it's ok. it's just the going up stairs causing the pain which is literraly unbearable.

      I'm back the gp tomorrow so see what he says.

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    oh my gosh Steven...I am so sorry you are still having pain i am 2 weeks post op for meniscus tears in my right knee and some cartilage scraped. I am still very swollen, the bruising is down i am having excruciating pain when bending, twisting putting pressure on it . I am a single mom of two Autistic kids, a service dog and a 3 story townhome . I am icong daily still...but it is excruciating at times. I saw my surgeon for my 2 week post op today...and he basically said it will get better in 6-8 weeks just take tylenol and start Pt next week. I am just curious if anyone else is having similar symptoms and if they are still using pain meds to help aftet the surgery? If I am just being a whimp then I will suck it up! I appreciate any others feesback and wish speesy recovery to everyone! THANKS, MICHELLE

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      Well Michelle I've just started back to work on 20th May!

      had the op on 18th Feb, so overall took 3 months to be really better.

      The pain will ease off more and he more comfortable after about 6 weeks probably. I think my mistake was expecting too much too soon, just rest it and don't twist or bend it, just normal walking.

      also the physio is a must, build those quads up just above your knee. that is what caused my discomfort weeks later, not enough muscle support for the knee!

      Hope this helps


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