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    Terrible Knee Pain
    An_266545 posted:
    Hi Eveyone-Saw bone Dr. had MRI/CT scan of hip down to knee. Told Severe osteoporsis. Terrible time walking and squatting. And given pain killers and told it will go away in months to a year. But the pain, as I told him seems to originate from the knee and not from the hip down to the knee. I am thinking wrong diagnosis and that it could be be knee osteoarhritis---but that would have shown up on the the MRI/CT scan? I just don't know.
    bonebabe responded:
    To confirm osteoporosis, you should have a DXA scan. It'll give you more info than the MRI/CT for that. Also severe osteoporosis is defined as having a T-score greater/lower than -2.5 with the presence of a nonviolent fracture.

    As for the pain...hip pain can certainly radiate to the knee. If you're having problems walking and squatting, it's probably arthritis which can show up on CT/MRI. It may also be that you need to do some routine stretching exercises. Ask your doctor about prescribing some PT for stretching and mobility.

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