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Severe knee pain, sore ankles, foot numbness. No relief with various treatments. Suggestions?

i have been suffering with severe knee pain for the past 10 months and have recently spent 2 weeks in hospital without receiving a diagnosis. Around 3 weeks ago my knee collapsed in work which made it lock into position. Since then i have been admitted as an impatient at a local hospital. I have severe knee pain, i cant bend my knee my leg from the knee to ankle is very sore and sensitive and from my ankle down i cannot feel my foot or feel anything when my foot is being touched. Since i have been in hospital i have started with back pains which made me imobile for two days. Over the past ten months i have had 3 xrays on my knee, 1 xray on my ankle and hip, 2 knee mri scans, 1 back mri scan, 1 local diagnostic injection, 3 ostinel fluid injections . I have have knee shakes from certain tablets such as gabbapentin, i am also on morphine , paracetamol , senna and laxcido
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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The pain and the numbness in your legs is likely to be due to a nerve root compression at the level of the spinal cord. You MRI scan of the back must have revealed such pathology. Bed rest and muscle relaxants with physiotherapy are recommended for proper treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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