Knee pain After completion of radiation treatments

Posted by creeder @creeder, Jul 4, 2021

I have had successful knee replacements from Mayo but recently completed 5 treatments of radiation following a breast lumpectomy. I am now having knee pain. Is there any correlation and will it eventually subside?

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While I have not heard of this, I can try and find any references to this problem on line. While I have not had any replacement joints, I have quite a few treatments of radiation. How recent are the knee replacements?

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I did some searching and I did not find anything with a direct connection. I hope you talked to your doctor about this. That being said, I went through daily radiation for weeks and I can tell you that it affected every cell in my body. One week in I was sobbing and depressed and after 8 months of chemo and multiple surgeries I finally felt like I had cancer and it could kill me. By week three, I was so tired I felt like I had been walking in water three weeks and I am positive there was inflammation in every nook and cranny of my body. After five weeks I could barely drag myself out of bed to shower and get to work, and found myself napping in my office for the first time since it all began. I am so sorry that this has happened to you. Can you tell me how you are doing, and how many radiation treatments you still have to go?

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I have been doing water aerobics or fitness exercises daily, thinking it may help. No I have not connected with the doctor about this yet. I have completed my radiation treatments and the oncologist has dismissed me. I have chosen to NOT take the hormonal drugs because of my diagnosis of stage 0, no lymph nodes affected and completion of the recommended radiation treatments. It saddens me that my knee replacement surgeries were successful only to have trouble now after radiation.

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What drugs are you still taking? I would bet it is your cancer drugs.

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I am hoping this is a temporary pain, maybe a joint fatigue of sorts. I would definitely connect with one of my doctors about it. If this limits your quality of life more than the cancer did, that isn’t a great thing. Is the water aerobics a regular thing for you or is it new?

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