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ask: feels like something is crawling inside my knee

I have osteoarthritis in my right knee. Many times when I am sitting it feels like there are bugs crawling around inside my knee. Its creepy and I don't know what it is. Help.

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Sounds like a problem related to the nerves in your leg. Have you talked to your doctor about this? You may need to be evaluated by a neurologist.

July 15, 2011 - 5:25pm

The crawling sensation is not just in the knee. Its also below the knee near the shin. Very disturbing to me

July 15, 2011 - 2:05pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

That is a very interesting sensation. As you know, osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage wears away. The joint can becomes stiff and swollen. It is difficult to bend or straighten your knee. The pain and swelling is worse in the morning and after a period of inactivity. I am wondering if the sensation that bugs are crawling inside your knee is how the pain and swelling are presenting. Have you mentioned this to your doctor? Maybe other readers have some suggestions to offer.

July 14, 2011 - 4:20pm
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