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30 Mar 2007

Sore knees
Hi, there

I hope you can help me. I get excruciating pain inside my knees, mainly at night but in the afternoons too. I can describe the pain as a "pulling" sensation, as if my legs are pulling in different directions at my knees (pain would be right inside the joint). I have had this pain my whole life and have been to a few GPs including an Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Homeopath. Most could not tell me what it was, others have told me it's inflammation. I also have "bony" knees and can not kneel down on anything as it is too painful. I have already been tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis (was negative) - if it is inflammation, what is the cause? If it's not inflammation, what is it? I've given up going to see doctors about it, but need to know.
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Healthy Bones
Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear Nix
You may have tested negative for Rheumatoid arthritis, but osteoarthritis will not show up on blood tests. I don't know how old you are etc. I do suggest that you see a rheumatologist- this is a physician that specialises in rheumatology. You can call the Arthritis Foundation on0861303030 to find out if there is one close to you.
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