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managing pain associated with lipoma

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by shaun, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. shaun

    shaun Welcome New Poster


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    Hi all, long time reader, first time poster. I have a client with significant pain and swelling at the lateral aspect of the left ankle, which is aggrevated with activity. The lump/swelling has been present for approximately 6 months and the pain is seriously affecting her quality of life. I had ultrasound imaging done and the report suggested that the issue was linked to a fatty deposit which is likely to be a lipoma. I did some online research and talked it over with some colleagues and i thought that an ultrasound guided injection of cortisone may offer some relief. i sent through the referral following discussion with the patient and her doctor, but when the patient arrived for the injection the radiologist told my patient that the injection was not required. Another ultrasound film was done and the report identified the lipoma again with the addition that there was no increased blood flow or calcification noted, which I assume was the reason given to my patient not to go ahead with the injection.
    Can anybody give me any ideas where I go to from here? The patient has Type 2 and has always been an active lady and very keen to include walking and exercise as part of her diabetes management, but this issue is preventing her from doing the things that she wants to do.
    Regards, Shaun
     
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