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I am having a lot of pain in the quad and knee and would like to know what could cause this amount of pain in my thigh?

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To whom it may concern,

I am emailing to try to get an understanding as to what is going on with my knee. I should probably give a quick rundown of my condition. I am 26 years old. I have had 5 right knee surgeries. It was a gymnastics injury in 2000 that did me in. I have had 3 ACL, 2 MCL and 1 PCL reconstructions, cartilage implantation, Medial meniscus repair and removal, lateral meniscus repair, patellar realignment, and a graft put in on the medial side of my knee for patellar stability. Which they had to drill to tunnels in my bones to connect with “snaps” and screws. I should mention that it is possible that this graft hasn’t healed properly and there is also a ‘floating’ bone under my patella… both of which require yet another surgery. Number 6!!!  I just had my knee drained on Monday the 10th as well as a cortisone shot. I have a MRI scheduled for Wed. the 19th. My question is regarding this new pain I have developed. Recently I have developed this incredible aching, somewhat sharp shooting pain and very sore feeling in my quad. It’s worse when I walk, but I feel this pain even when I am resting. It feels as if it is just wasting away. I go to PT twice a week. I am not asking for a diagnosis by any means… I just would like an idea as to what it could be, what it’s caused from, if it is treatable and if it’s possible to have this pain go away. I tried to look on the internet for my ‘symptoms’ relating to my knee surgeries, but haven’t found anything. I should also mention, that it is almost impossible for me to “fire it up”. I am constantly aching and would like to know if there is anything I should be concerned about or anything to do to relieve it. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.

Thank you,


Ashleigh Norton

Administrative Assistant to Michael P. Formella, CLU, ChFC (56856, OMG)

and Brent J. Benham J.D.

Cornerstone Financial Group – Mequon

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