hi everyone, i have a problem wiyh my knee which seems to be getting worse and worse,and now i can hardly walk! Me and my dog had a collision about a year ago (whilst i was wearing high heels) and things have never been the same since.
there was no crunch during the incident and no swelling afterwards yet it really hurt to put my weight on it so i rested for a couple of weeks and then went to the doctors. He told me that i had torn my hamstring?! and i had to do straight leg lift exercises .
after getting home i found these exercises were sooooo painful ,but i tried my best, at this time i could still walk and go to work on my knee yet it would collapse in a sharp pain occasionally whilst walking and it would go all stiff in the evernings.
i went back to the doctors as it got worse and worse and she said that i needed an mri scan but would have to wait seven months!
i persisted on with painkillers until one weeek when i think i just pushed it too far walking too and from and at my work as a nursey nurse every day. i was also worried that i might fall over and squash a child! anyway it came to a point when i couldnt put any weight on it any more and couldnt straiten my leg and ao had to walk with it bent. i went back to doctors and she said i should go to the hospital accident and emergancy, which i did the next day.
the OA there said that he thought i had chrondomalacia which worried me alot as my symptoms are quite severe. then he made me an appointment with another OA . i waited a month durin which time i could not walk at any speed and got a sarp horrible pain all the time,and i also noticed that i was walking now with my leg bent inwards. The next OA said that i had to have my knee "cleaned up"? and a possible partial meniscomy, which was totally different news to the first OA.
i am now waiting for an anthroscopy(which has just been moved back another week to 2 november) and i am getting more and more worried about my poor knee. I can no longer walk any distance ,and my children have to take themselves to and from school,as i have no car, and i havnt even been to a shop for over 2 months now (thank god for my husband) and when i do walk i look bent it hurts and i am slow. the pain is on straightening my knee and not bending it and i really need to know what is wrong.
everybody i know says it will be better after this operation,but i am very worried that it wont as i havnt had my mri scan yet and no one really knows what is wrong. in the other posts here reguarding meniscus tears the pain always seems to be upon bending the knee but mine is on straightening, and i cannot even do 1 straight leg lift now, it just wont do it anymore and is hurting on just lying it straight.
if anyone has any ideas on what my symptoms could be meaning and how much longer this could carry on even after my operation or have gone through the same thing themselves i would be very grateful to here from you as this has been going on a year now and all my normal life including my job now has stopped because of this.and i just want to get back to moving so i can play with my boys(7+9) again and get back to some normality in life.