I had two scope debridement surgeries done by a county hospital one in late April the other in August 2005... after the surgeries I did not receive any physical rehabilitation. 25 percent of my meniscus was removed. I still deal with chronic pain every day even several months later the pain level has only gone down from 110 percent to 75 percent, so I avoid standing to long with very little physical activity. When I walk for several blocks I feel burning pain in both of my knees. I still have to ice my knees nightly and take aspirin and ibrophen daily to deaden the pain. I waited five years to have the surgery because I was broke and in graduate school. Will physical rehabilitation next month help or is it a waste of time. I was finally offered physical rehabilitation in late December, and I have not seen any county doctors since the second surgery which was in August. Will physical rehabilitaiton take away some of the pain, will I ever be able to get off the ibrophen. When I try to make it throughout the day without over the counter pain medications I feel awful. Even though it has been 3 months since the second scope surgery I still feel awful?
Any advice. I will also finally see a doctor again next month too.
Thank you.... from Liza in Los Angeles