Patient Comments: Knee Pain - Length Symptoms Lasted

How long did the symptoms of your knee pain last? Was there anything in particular that helped with pain/symptom relief?

Comment from: Shell, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

I have had chronic worsening knee pain for three months, and have been wheelchair dependent since July last year. My specialists are playing pass the buck with me as they can"t work out whether it's the rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or Sjogren's that"s causing it. I just had normal x-rays back, but not had an MRI or arthroscopy yet. Pain is horrific and I can"t take most of the pain relief available due to gastritis or allergy to. I have no idea how to find out the cause or to get treatment. All I can say is, don"t have several conditions at once! It seems to make things much harder when looking for diagnosis and treatment!

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Comment from: Boissetl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

Pain on behind the knee

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Comment from: Stooie, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

Pain in the back of knee. More prevalent when trying to squat. After sport no swelling. No definitive point of pain, generally at the back of the knee.

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Comment from: mica319, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I was bending down one night at work to put something in a safe-like box. I twisted, felt knee pain, but was unable to stop the twisting momentum before I felt a pop in my right knee. It hurt some but not too bad. Now, every time I bend at the knees, I feel this pain as if my knee is about to pop. Usually I can correct and stop it, but tonight, I was unable to, and it popped again. I didn't have much pain at the time, but now, I have pain when I get up and walk around, not when I'm sitting. There is no swelling.

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Comment from: joan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

My knee pain is ongoing. Soon after joining a health club last September I started having knee pain. I was on the treadmill and also into weight training involving leg lifts etc. I have a torn cartilage in my right knee. I take Celebrex and now I am using Advil. I change pain medications time to time. My only option is surgery to repair cartilage, but there are no guarantees this will alleviate the pain entirely. Celebrex has a low effect on pain until taking in four days or more. So far Advil has helped the most even better than Tylenol arthritis OTC.

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Comment from: Bonnie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I have pain in the inner side of the knee. I got my heel caught in my flare leg pants and started to fall down the stairs. Attempting to stop the fall, I twisted my leg and heard a pop sound. I did manage to stop the fall but at the same time twisted my leg badly. I had pain for a day or two and I was able to walk right away. I still am able to walk, kneel and go up and down steps with no pain, but during the night I get intense pain which wakes me up during the night. I'm not certain how I am laying that causes it as I toss and turn during the night, but when I move my position and lay on my back, the pain goes away within a few minutes or so problem is I can't sleep on my back. I never have pain when I wake up in the morning, but I do have a lot of pain-filled nights. Do you know what is causing this and how it can be avoided?

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Comment from: sky, Male (Patient) Published: January 22

I am 57 years old male. I used to jog daily for 3-4 Kms. daily. For last couple of weeks I developed in my right knee. No tenderness. It is in the inner, upper portion of the knee. I have not yet taken any medication. Only I apply little pain balm and use knee cap. I get relief after taking rest. It is more or less normal in the morning, but pain is noticeable by evening.

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