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I have knee pain. I have muscle atrophy in my left leg from a ankle injury. And it’s my right knee it aches when I drive or workout any ideas?

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Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry

In brief: Compensation

Your symptoms are typical of compensation pain.
Your right lower extremity is taking on most of the work, as your left side is unable to.
Recommend therapy to strengthen the left side, and a clinical evaluation to determine why your right knee hurts. You may need an XRay or an MRI of your right knee.
Please get an orthopedic consult ASAP.
All the best.

In brief: Compensation

Your symptoms are typical of compensation pain.
Your right lower extremity is taking on most of the work, as your left side is unable to.
Recommend therapy to strengthen the left side, and a clinical evaluation to determine why your right knee hurts. You may need an XRay or an MRI of your right knee.
Please get an orthopedic consult ASAP.
All the best.
Dr. Sharon Joag
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