Hi, my daughter is 12 years old and 18 months ago started experiencing pains and spasms in her left knee. We went to doctors and was told that it was bursitis. This pain went after about 2 weeks. Then about 7 months later she had a knock to the knee, then the pain came back. She had an x-ray and was told by the doctor in A&E that there was a hairline crack. We then went to the fracture clinic the next day to be told there was no crack!!The pain went again after a couple of weeks. 2 months later the pain returned. She had numerous x-rays and an mri scan.
She was admitted to the childrens ward for 3 days. She saw numerous doctors - including an orthapaedic who confirmed there was nothing he could do as the bones were healthy. The Rhumatologist saw her and said that it was JIA.
She had a steroid injection in her knee in August '10 and this helped. After 9 weeks the pain and spasms returned again. So she was given another injection in November. This only lasted 5 weeks.
She was admitted to hospital last week for 3 days. She has been seen by the Rhumatologist, Orthapaedics and Physiotherapists! But they are now saying that it may not be JIA but are unsure what it is!!
At the moment she is taking Diclofenac, Codeine and Diazepam. We are now waiting for a referal to see a specialist pediatric rhumatologist at another hospital!
She is being very brave about eveything but is in a lot of pain and is struggling to go to school. This week she has been experiencing pain in her other knee!!
Has anyone else been in this situation??