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Pain Management

Regular Knee of Pain

06/30/2008

Question:

My husband is having regular intervals of sharp pain in his left knee. He said it started suddenly when he was sitting at his desk, and he has no idea what caused it. The area is not tender to the touch and the pain is comparable to a root canal. It occurs about every 15 seconds and lasts for 5 seconds. Medication and rest have not alleviated the pain either. Between bursts of pain he can walk on it just fine. Any ideas what this could be?

Answer:

I am not sure if this is coming from his knee. Another possible explanation that is the pain is coming from his back.

I suggest you talk to his primary care physician about this.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati