Yeah.... I've seen 4 OS's so far, and still haven't had my surgery I'll also go see the doc who just did Sharon's PFJR to see what his opinion is. I've had one "nothing's wrong", one "lateral release NOW!" (ran away from that doc as fast as I could), one "TTT/LR/whatever else I see at the time", and another "TTT/LR" from a doc with very little experience in the procedure. Not one has pointed me toward another doctor who might be able to better help me with my PF problems. Scary, very scary, when docs won't admit that someone else might be better helping than they are able to.Andi
This is a really good discussion. Unfortunately if someone has a hammer everything looks like a nail.
PRP is not covered by my insurance and is very expensive. I'll have to get very lucky in Vegas! Francine
I don't have anything substantive to contribute here, but it is interesting to me that A and B both point to patellar tendon involvement. Is there a diagnostic that they can do to "test" whether a patellar tendon focused approach will address the pain? For example, injection of local anesthetic into the appropriate place and activity testing it? Injection of anti-inflammatory into an appropriate place and seeing if symptoms are relieved. I had cortisone injection into the sheath of a foot tendon done with my acute foot tendonitis about 4 years ago as a diagnostic leading up to surgery, and it really increased my confidence that surgery was the right thing to do. Good luck with your decision making. I am also a SF Bay Area frustrated cyclist-- knee pain has kept me off the bike for 4 months now and my progress has been pretty slow. I'm on doc#2 and will likely see the Stanford folks in a month if I continue to fail to progress. I'm getting really sick of swimming.Is C at UCSF?