I wonder if somebody could help me out by clarifying few things if possible??
I have had a knee injury at the gym in early September 2009. I went to a toning class and we did some lunges, etc. I haven't felt anything at the time however, when i got home my knee felt a bit funny and the following day it was so painful and swollen!
I had MRI scan done some 4 weeks later and was told that my knee catilige was grade 4, which means the cartilage has lost all of its thickness, leaving the bones of the joint exposed. My doctor has told me that according to the MRI scan report the cartilige was very very thin.
I was told I had a condition called early cartilige degeneration. Can this be possible? i am 27 years old and this injury was caused at the gym! I used to do quite a bit of running but not that much so that my knees would be degenerating...
I was also told to go home and read about my condition on the internet. I think the doctor has mentioned marrow stimulation as one of the treatments I could have.
The swelling hasn't gone since and I have noticed that the knee got a bit more imflamed recently. I have booked an appointment to go and see my doctor on Monday. However, I am not sure what to do? Do I ask him to refer me to a specialist? What can be done to sort this out?? Is Arthroscopy an option for me?? Or perhaps I should go for this marrow stimulation. Will I be able to exercise afterwards? I have stopped running completely and only do an occasional cross trainer session for no more than 10-15 minutes. Is this very bad for my knee??
All your comments would be very much appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance.