Sunday, December 28, 2008 DoodyRae, Community Member, asks

Q: my left leg hurts when i lay down

i have been have pain in outside of left leg ( around 3 inches above knee and about 3 inches below the knee) and also beside the knee, this all is actually to left of the knee cap.  Also I cannot lay w/leg folded up or bent.

Also I canot lay on my back t go to sleep, I'm sure that I do after being asleep for a while. But I cannot rest on my back when trying to go to sleep.  (I'm talking about being one miserable soul).  In order for me to go to sleep I MUST lay on my stomach.  What could be my problem?

In 94 I had 2 surgeries and I had to lay on my back for around 2-3 months.  I would lay in  the bed and cry because I needed to turn over on stomach but I could not because of the surgery I'd had.  What could possibly be my problem??????


Thanks in Advance!!!!


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mkmac4, Community Member
12/28/08 2:22pm

RA is probably affecting either your knee or you hips. The hips being my idea of what your problem is. See your doctor.

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