Could it be connected

For a few years I’ve had problems with my right knee it’s swollen and I get stabbing pains on the left side of my knee. I’ve had a couple of operations on it to clear cartilage. I had an mri a few months ago and it came back clear. I was on holiday a couple of weeks ago and I was walking back to the apartment and my knee really hurt behind my knee cap and made me stop walking. When I got back I put my brace on and did a hot pack and put that on.

I had an mri a few months ago and it came back clear. Since last Friday evening I’ve had the stabbing pain continuously and kept me awake most of Saturday night. It’s really doing my head in. Pain killers don’t touch it at all. Could it be connected to MS. I have got musculoskeletal disorder and I’ve read that musculoskeletal pain is one of the symptoms. I’m goin to ring my Drs in the morning and see if I can get in to see him.

I just wondered could my knee pain be connected. It’s always swollen and throbs sometimes aswell.

hi donna have you been diagnosed with ms, because this knowledge will help us to reply. i look at ms as an electrical fault, musculoskeletal stuff as mechanical. occasionally they combine (hmmm). ask your gp to refer you to a specialist, that throbbing sounds horrible.

Not been diagnosed as yet. Still waiting for the lumbar puncture results and report from mri. Apparently the report for the mri is taking forever. Couldn’t get in Drs today will try again tomoro.

Hi Donna

It doesn’t sound like it’s connected. MS is all about nerves and neurological symptoms. What you’re describing does sound like musculoskeletal. So I imagine they are two separate things.

But, don’t take my word for it. Or anyone who isn’t a doctor who has seen you, examined you and can accurately decide (hopefully) what is connected and what is not.

I think you’ll have to wait till you get your results from the neurologist and then see what’s said about your knee in relation to what may, or may not be, MS.

Good luck. Hopefully the results will be back soon!!


Thank you Sue. I’ve been reading up about MS on this website and one of the drop down symptoms it says pain, go down and click causes of pain and neuropathy and musculoskeletal are down the middle. I hope the results don’t take much longer.

I woke up yesterday morning to my right arm shaking. I’ve had it a few times. I had it on holiday aswell.

i wish all you limbo dwellers get answers as soon as possible.

Me too. Getting fed up now.