Hi. New to this forum. I am only 39 yo. I have found a lot of information from members and am grateful to have found this site. My symptoms are many so will just mention recent. Have multiple DDD all spine. My left knee painful x 3 months. MRI showed 3 1/2 mm osteochondral defect femur bone and docs all say shouldn't hurt as bad as does (have to use cane now) I am having surgery on now that it gotten to this point.'surgery on thurs. bigger issue having is that over last 2 months my left leg has felt like standing in bucket of ice. From thigh down to foot and started on right side recently. Very painful with cramping, numbness and burning. Was diagnosed with systemic lupus in may 2011 so docs thinking it related to that. all vAscular studies normal along with pulses. BUT everyone could/can feel temperature difference.
My spine doc after I explained symptoms to last week decided do bone scan to rule out RSD. I am nurse and never heard of this before. Had done on thurs and tech told me of areas of lack blood supply left leg and high intensity on left leg. I have not recieved results yet and am scared. I don't know if I will still be having knee surgery Thursday ....any thoughts, questions or support anyone can give would be great!