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For the past 4 weeks I have had a very sharp knife like pain through the bottom of my knee where it meets the tibia. It is so painful I am almost unable to walk. Its hard to describe but its as if something is sticking a sharp bit into another part of the knee. (I know it doesn't make sense!) I had a partial medial knee replacement exactly 1 year ago (20 June 2017) and although it has been painful, just like everyone else on here (especially the first 5 months) this is something Very different. It isn't hot or swollen or red but very painful to touch it. I have been overusing it a bit as I had my other knee done three months ago and so it was taking the weight. But I was back at the gym (very mild exercise to build back up) and thought everything was going well I now need 2 crutches to walk, and today it almost seems the new one is going the same way.
Has anyone else experienced this? I have an appointment with the surgeon but I am worried either the implant is loose or its an infection (I have had 2 ear infections in the last 3 months).
I am really just having a rant and not expecting any answers but I am so frightened and my friends and family are probably completely fed up of me as this knee journey has now been three years. (Anthroscopy, then right PKR then left PKR) Even I am tired of the knee conversations and very fed up of being incapacitated and in pain.
I just don't know whether to exercise and fight through the pain, or rest as I might be doing more damage. I haven't a clue.
Hope everyone else is enjoying this great weather, just bought a sun lounger to take advantage of it.
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