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j77
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I'm curious to hear your thoughts about hallmarks of joint pain attributable to Lyme/CI's vs. normal/expected joint issues. In short, is non-migratory joint pain in only one joint more likely to be normal wear/tear/aging or related to Lyme/CI's?

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I've had consistent recurring pain in my right knee for about 10 years. It is aggravated by dynamic activities like skiing and general exercise. The pain is always in the same exact spot and there is never associated swelling. It does not throb or cause discomfort unless my leg is moving in a manner which stresses the area. The trouble spot location can best be described as the top half of the knee with an inside (center line of body) bias. It seems to come from underneath my knee cap. The pain when it occurs is a sharp pain, not dull aching.

All the adult males in my family have had knee issues and knee pain. I am mid-30's, this started in my mid-20's. No other joints have pain issues I've had no serious knee injuries and ligaments/cartilage were reported to be in good shape about 3 years ago when I had an mdi on the knee.

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Judie
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Gosh, I think what might make it difficult is that Lyme seems to make everything worse. Even if the knee pain isn't Lyme related, Lyme will effect healing.

I had started physical therapy for knee pain and other joints a couple months BEFORE I got infected with Lyme.

Riding a stationary bike got rid of the knee pain, but I have say Lyme DID effect healing.

My knee pain went away mostly with the bike strengthening and some PT exercises. Other joints (like wrist and hip) refuse to heal correctly.

Lyme just made progress very slow from inflammation.

I'm starting heavier treatment for hypercoagulation now. I'm hoping the increase blood flow to capillaries will help.

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Someone else started a thread about knee pain. You might want to look at that one.

What is "CI?"

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If the pain is coming from one particular spot, it could be a cartilage defect. I would go see your ortho for another MRI... a lot of damage/wear/tear can occur in 3 years.

I've had 2 sports related injuries - plantar fascitis and tennis elbow. Neither healed well... and now I know why - the injuries were aggravated by my lyme and bartonella! FINALLY after a year of treating my tickborne diseases, my feet are improving. I used to run 7 miles, now I will be ecstatic when I can walk 1 mile! So, in my experience, lyme and cos can definitely make an injury worse. Treatment might help but sounds like you could have something else going on as well.

Good luck and please take care of those knees!

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