I had a Total knee replacement in October 2012 and 2 months after during therapy started having ;ots of pain issues... Burning the back of my thigh above the knee....then shooting pains down the side of my hip into the knee sometimes all the way to the bottom of my foot. Before I had the knee replaced i had lots of falls because the knee would just give way. This is an L&I claim and I have no other insurance.. Now the Ortho Dr I am seeing requested a MRI but L&I denied it because it has nothing to do with the original injury. Prior to the knee replacement I had a meniscus repair in May of 2012. The ortho Dr stopped all pain medication the end of December 2012. I can not sleep on my right side at all...I dont get more than 2 hours a sleep at a time these days. My husband tells me when I do sleep I moan.... This is really starting to wear me down.. Over the counter medications do nothing.. I fell a week before the knee replacement in the bathroom and slammed my head and shoulder into a wall.. a few days later I woke and couldnt turn my head... The knee replacement was put on hold for 2 weeks and I went to a chiropracter ...L&I refused to cover it because it had nothing to do with the original injury. My neck got better and i had the surgery. THe stress of dealing with L&I is bad enough but now I am just trying to deal with constant pain... I cant go back and see the original physician because the ortho Dr is now my attending physician or so I have been told..I am trying to keep as mobile as possible..actually I dont have much choice because sitting or standing or walking are time oriented for me . 30 minutes of standing or sitting is all I can stand at one time.. Waling is limited because too much and the back of my leg is on fire. I am at a loss here because my funds are limited. Does anyone have any ideas?.View Thread
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