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I have pain in my knee. I had arthroscopic surgery 5 years

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I have pain in my knee. I had arthroscopic surgery 5 years ago. The pain was the same after the surgery as before. I do not have resting pain but every step I take is painful. Level of pain is almost always at about a 5,and a little more when on my feet for long periods. Is is unusual that it does not hurt when I am off it? Is that arthritis?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
No. It is common for the pain to go away when you rest the joint.
There is no way to know the cause of the pain from what you have posted....and I would not rush to blame it on arthritis.
So. What should you do?
I suggest you see the orthopedic surgeon who did your surgery five years ago and see what she has to say about your knee.
Does this make sense to you?
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