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Here is about exercises for PFS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xK3VUOoezE

I take supplements as: Same 400 mg, Krill Oil 6000mg, Collagen 20mg.

I will try taping.

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Soft Tissue Healing Problems - General / Re: How best to reduce inflammation
« Last post by reflex_nl on May 22, 2017, 09:26:41 PM »
wow, PKR is still quite a surgery. Did they also replace the patella? and what age group are you in?

goodluck on the recovery!
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Hi, yes muscle level is reasonable... and I do want to keep it a bit in shape to offload the joint, even though it may increase some pain. I also read that the inflammatory condition doesn't promote the healing and that they are researching ways to suppress the inflammation w/o NSAID's.

I agree that the supplements hardly do any good... and they can become expensive as well.

Still hoping that stem cells can bring some relieve (you can check this website: https://beeskneessite.wordpress.com/, from someone with PFPS).

In wintertime it is less of an concern... but in summer I would love to go outdoors, hike, run and explore.

@ALL, thanks for sharing your thoughts openly, this also helps in the process and makes me feel less lonely.

If the whole joint feels irritated it could be activity inflaming it and making it sore, icing helps reduce inflammation which in turn reduces pain/irritation. i would need to read back to see if you mentioned this... do you have good muscle density on your affected leg? working the muscle back up might help take the load off the knee (which is hard considering activity agitates it), but you seem to be exercising a fair bit despite this.

glucosamine (etc) is no better than a placebo, if you believe it works it does and if you don't, it doesn't.

finding new hobbies, or things to put your time and energy you can't spend doing the things you want can be a good way to redirect that energy. if you have willing friends, try and find something lowkey indoors you can do - movie night, video games, board games?
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I fully share your feelings... me is different person now. Dealing with the constant pain is a struggle. One little incident changed the course of my life. I'm not at the accepting stage yet..., I want to fight and review every option. Tomorrow I meet the OS again.

Well, I cannot locate my pain exactly, but it feels like the entire area under the knee cap is irritated/inflamed/achy. Sometimes, however, I can feel the pain throughout the joint.

Yep, the mental game is tough indeed...my career, personal life, and everything have suffered a lot from this knee situation. It is also really frustrating that there are no really god treatments options on the table (at least not for me right now). I have felt really depressed for the first time in my life because all of this.

However, I try to accept that life comes with obstacles like this, and there isn't much we can do about it, except trying to make the best out of the situation. I also try to find new indoor hobbies to make up for all the outdoor/social stuff I cannot do/participate in anymore. Of course they don't, but it helps a little at least.

Have you found any good coping strategies?
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GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) / Re: Knee pain
« Last post by rob43 on May 22, 2017, 08:22:31 PM »
It's deep not the microfracture becasue it hurts in the centre of the knee and the microfracture is to the left of it plus I can weight train run and play sports without it hurting
Just can't kneel on it
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by 60schld on May 22, 2017, 07:11:14 PM »
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GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) / Re: Knee pain
« Last post by Vickster on May 22, 2017, 06:59:07 PM »
Would it not make more sense for you to see the surgeon who did your microfracture

I doubt a physio will send you for an MRI before treatment given the cost and wait for scans
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GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) / Re: Knee pain
« Last post by rob43 on May 22, 2017, 06:52:37 PM »
Yeah I know that I was just using them for the mri scan
As my doctor now says mri are referred via physio
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GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) / Re: Knee pain
« Last post by Vickster on May 22, 2017, 06:31:43 PM »
Yep same around here, and tbh NHS physios aren't always the best, diagnosis, exercises, off you go, lack of experience. No deep tissue treatment, no acupuncture, all the stuff you get privately

With RICE, might well clear up before you see the physio

Good luck anyhow
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GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) / Re: Knee pain
« Last post by rob43 on May 22, 2017, 06:28:51 PM »
Doctor arrived physio but it's 10 week wait on nhs
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