Hi my right knee is causing me a lot of problems as well as other unrelated things and I'm currently off work because it affects my job. I've had this since April this year but I did notice my right knee go red, hot and swollen in March. This resolved itself within a few days but I continue to have pain, locking, popping and weakness. The weakness first started in 1998 when someone kicked my leg in from behind me and my knee has given way in 2005, resulting in a bone bruise on my shin from hitting a step on the bus. The bone bruise has healed although I have a dent in my shin from where I hit it.
Popping sound when straightening my leg from a bent position.
Locking and pain when I walk, mostly when I try to straighten it during mobilisation.
Weakness when straightening my leg when standing still, it bends on its own under my weight and this has caused an accident in the past.
Pain in front and inside of right knee
Knee goes even more painful when something light like a duvet cover is on it
Numbness in leg and ankle
My doctor has prescribed codeine but I don't know if I should have been given this because it causes constipation. And I am already constipated from my hypothyroidism. I have been referred for physio and an x ray. I am still waiting on the letters for these.
prev. Osteo/joint problems: right iliopsoas tendon operated on from snapping hip syndrome, 2011 - it wasn't until this year that I found out that an MRI done in 2009 showed fluid in the hip joint.