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What causes severe pain in the knees?

Hi, I believe I was misdiagnosed with bursitis of the knee. ..I am a home leaner, but pain again at that time. My symptoms are not being able to put pressure on my left leg. Shooting pains on inside of left thigh going up to groin area. Have had lumbar fusion two years ago. Also diagnosed with osteoarthritis in knee. Can this be caused from arthritis...such a quick onset...or damage in back. They took X-rays of knee. Saw no tears of ligaments etc. Inlooked up symptoms of bursitis and have no swelling, etc. Just can t put pressure on leg and am using crutches to get around. I am 64, but very healthy...low body fat and blood pressure. Ver physically active. Thank you for any input you can give. Elizabeth
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
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Hello,

Arthritis along with lumbar spine may cause pain in the knee. Pain in knee related to inflammation of joint mainly due to arthritis.

It's better to take NSAIDS for relief. tablet Ibuprofen plus Acetaminophen will definitely give you relief. As you put pressure, pain start typically indicate inflammation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Nirav Nimavat, General & Family Physician
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