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Sunday, June 27, 2010 Renu, Community Member, asks

Q: Burning Itcy Knee Pain

Hi everybody,


I am 28 year old mom of two young kids. I have been suffering from severe knee pain for last six months. Its chronic burning itchy pain on front of my knees. Its not deep pain and it starts from a little above my knees and then radiates to all on top of my knees. It seems as if the pain is in the skin not deep inside.

I have had all my blood tests,x-rays and now finally an MRI, but nothing could diagnose the cause as all results were normal.Has anybody had this kind of pain? Can I be helped with this pain? Please reply if anybody has some knowledge of it.



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Vicki, Health Guide
7/ 5/10 1:09am

Hi Renu,

You do not mention, either her or in your profile, if you are awaiting an MS diagnosis or not. However, I will assume you are.

One type of pain with MS is neuropathic, a type of pain that has no apparent cause.  For example, your knee may hurt even if you did not bump it. This is the nature of MS.

I recently saw a question written by an MSer who had a burning, itching sensation starting around his knees and moving up the leg. This sounds like a match. There are several types of treatments that work for neuropathic pain. The best solution is to talk with your doctor to come up with a therapy that works for you.

I hope I answered your question. Let us know about the solution.  Good luck.

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By Renu, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 06/27/10