Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 09:19 am
I had arthroscopic knee surgery on both knees lt- 4/86 rt-2/03. I remember the surgeon saying I would have pain later in life, and not to wait until I couldn't walk to come back. He said, "there are things we can do". Well I have started to have pain when walking or running, and my left knee seems to have fluid build up. What should I do? I cannot go back to the original Doctor, he is no longer available! Help!
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 09:24 am
You can try to treat it yourself with things like glucosamine and chondroitin and see if you see an improvement, or you can find another orthopedic surgeon in your area and have an MRI to see if there's significant arthritis building up in your knees. The list of "things we can do" short of knee replacement surgery has probably changed since 2003. It won't hurt you to try the glucosamine/chondroitin but it may not help you either. Give it a couple months before you decide it isn't working. In the meantime, you should get some referrals to a good orthepedic surgeon in your area.
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 09:50 am
The good news for you is that there have been many advances in knee surgery. Find a well respected local doctor and get an evaluation. You should be able to ask any serious runner or tennis player and get a good name.
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 11:27 am
TorriBenet wrote:

What should I do?

First thing I'd do is treat myself with low dose Advil, once/day to see what happens. If you start to get some relief, you might up the dose, or stay on the one/day routine.

Surgery would be my very last choice ( for obvious reasons...).
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2013 01:18 am
You must definitely seek for a good doctor to guide you better though I am not a specialist but I have known about glucosamine and chondroitin that have been very effective for arthritis pain relief. They dull the pain and also help in building the cartilage that prevents the bones rubbing from each other and reduce the pain.
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