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Old 07-30-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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Anyone have found they had fluid on the knee and had it aspirated and then felt a lot better. I strongly suspect that of my problem knee, the inside area of the knee, which by the end of the day is even fuller appearing and a lot more sore.

When I saw the ortho MD I have seen before, he just checked the top of the knee and I forgot to mention the inside of the knee and I was feeling pretty good that day.

Well, anyway, I am seeing a new ortho MD on 7/14 about this possible fluid issue...

I do muscle testing and it does tell me I do have fluid. Hope that's right and the MD can help me there.

Anyone had this fluid issue?

 
Old 07-30-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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I had fluid on my knee, it was tested for infection before full aspiration was performed. Once it was my pain decreased but due to injuries to the meniscus and ligaments surgery was required
 
Old 07-30-2018, 09:43 PM
 
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I had fluid on my knee, it was tested for infection before full aspiration was performed. Once it was my pain decreased but due to injuries to the meniscus and ligaments surgery was required
I"m grasping at straws about possible fluid issue. This is the knee that had the staph infection back in early 2017, then two months of IV abx drugs and then a arthroscopic cleaning out when started on the IV's. It's been pretty battered from being pushed to walk when there was infection in it, not found yet, and all this along with arthritis. So I'm thinking the puffy inside knee is fluid, so I'll have to wait for a couple weeks and hopefully find out.
 
Old 07-31-2018, 02:21 AM
 
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I’ve had mine aspirated quite a few times over the years and it always provides temporary relief but not permanent. I’ve had three surgeries on my knee so fluid removal was basically a pit stop in between those.
 
Old 07-31-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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Partial meniscectomy in 2006. No problems until 2016. In Jan. 2017, orthopod aspirated a large amt. of fluid, but I should add that he also shot it with corticosteroid. His dx. was arthritic flare-up.


Yeah, it felt great and still does, but I should mention that I changed the exercise from walking up and down my hills to using an Xiser stepper which involves much less impact.


Now if only I could find a solution other than a total replacement for torn rotator cuff, torn glenoid labrum, and torn long head bicipital tendon.
 
Old 07-31-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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Partial meniscectomy in 2006. No problems until 2016. In Jan. 2017, orthopod aspirated a large amt. of fluid, but I should add that he also shot it with corticosteroid. His dx. was arthritic flare-up.


Yeah, it felt great and still does, but I should mention that I changed the exercise from walking up and down my hills to using an Xiser stepper which involves much less impact.


Now if only I could find a solution other than a total replacement for torn rotator cuff, torn glenoid labrum, and torn long head bicipital tendon.
I don't want my knee cut and surgeried, it's been pretty messed up now...that's why I have an interest in PRP and or Stem Cells...and the new ortho I will see does these protocols..
 
Old 07-31-2018, 08:59 PM
 
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Have you tried something low-tech like an OTC anti-inflammatory and some ice? And no matter what you have, it's always worse at the end of the day.
 
Old 07-31-2018, 10:25 PM
 
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Have you tried something low-tech like an OTC anti-inflammatory and some ice? And no matter what you have, it's always worse at the end of the day.
Oh, I'm on a 6 hr schedule with ibuprofen and I have a concern for this medication. I meant to ice today and totally forgot.
 
Old 08-01-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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Have you tried adding the following supplements: calcium, vitamin d, fish oil, multi with iron and magnesium? My new pain management doctor recommended this in addition to other solutions and I think it’s helping considerably. She also suggested a once daily meloxicam in lousy of constant ibuprofen. Oh and lidocaine patches. I have made it days without my other pain meds with this regimen and it’s only been a week. Worth a shot, if you can.
 
Old 08-01-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Have you tried adding the following supplements: calcium, vitamin d, fish oil, multi with iron and magnesium? My new pain management doctor recommended this in addition to other solutions and I think itís helping considerably. She also suggested a once daily meloxicam in lousy of constant ibuprofen. Oh and lidocaine patches. I have made it days without my other pain meds with this regimen and itís only been a week. Worth a shot, if you can.
The knee is beyond supplements, I take them all but calcium and multi...I believe there is fluid there and HOPE some can be drained.
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