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Knee pain

Hi all not sure if this is fibro related as still waiting on final diagnosis which is taking ages due to a shortage of consultants in our area ! I have severe pain in the front of both knees like I have been struck across both knee caps with an iron bar or something, hurts when I walk, rest, drive pretty much anything really been same for several days now alongside all my usual aches and pains but this is more severe, maybe coincidence but knee pain was my first symptom last year which the progressed to all other areas, any thoughts?

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Also they are very tender and feel swollen sort of on the inside if that makes sense , crazy as it sounds can't bear to wear my skinny jeans today as they hurt my knees!

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If it's any consolation it took me 30 years to get my formal diagnosis 😁 and I know a lot of people here on the forum have also waited decades.

I have leg knee and thigh pain. My GP looked at my left knee last month and said it was not swollen and put it down to my Fibro.

Just something else to add to the long list of symptoms that make up Fibro.

Gentle hugs

Lu xx


I have ME and fibro and both my knees hurt especially on inside area of knee. Feels bruised all the time and tender to touch and pain if I walk much. Also my ankle are swollen and bottom of legs next to ankles swollen noticeably.

jo x


Morning I wish I had an answer afraid not. Are you on a waitinng list to have the telescope proceedure on your knee?

If so they will tell you if they can help or if it is arthritis of a well used joint

Keep smiling we are here ifyou need X ginseng

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Hi Suzie,

I myself like bluemermaid am very similar, my knees hurt all over, especially the inside area..they have seemed to have flared up in the last 10 days or so,, putting it down to the changing weather!!! Don't seem to do to well in the damp and wet weather

Warm hugs to you and all !!!!😊😊😊


Yes i get knee pain, in both knee's. I put a pillow under mine when resting.

Mine started in my arm's the spread like wild fire.

Hope your ok and it eases for you. x


I also have severe knee pain, diagnosed just recently with Arthritis and a Meniscus tear in my right knee, attending Physio at the moment. Beleive It or not I was advise to use an exercise bike. The bike is fabulous, It helps strenghten the knee without putting too much preasure on It :) xxx

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Hi Suzie1964

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I sincerely hope that you find the forum useful, informative and loads of fun!

I have pasted you a link below to our mother site, Fibromyalgia Action UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

Fibromyalgia Action UK Website:

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering and struggling in this way and I sincerely hope that you can find the answers that you so desperately desire and deserve. I have pasted you a link below to the NHS Choices cache on knee pain, as this lists eleven different reasons for chronic knee pain.

NHS Choices - Knee Pain

I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you



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