I think this is the most frustrating part of knee issues - and the reason that this great board exists. I am so glad you stopped just lurking and are willing to ask for some help. I too have often wished I had bones obviously broken just so that the doctors would believe that I am in pain and that this is serious.Are you somehow required to continue with this doctor? I have found that finding the right doctor/PT is absolutely critical (and feels nearly impossible too). If you area having to make significant changes to your lifestyle then that indicates that there is a problem. No exception. The goal of you and your doctors should be to get you back to life again (and avoid any future damage).I do not have any advice on OCD, or microfracture but it does sound to me like a second opinion may be the way to go. Good luck and keep us posted!
Hi, you are not making things up and I know that your pain is real. Please see my post by Maverick "Lateral femoral condyle (LFC) Microfracture recovery". My microfracture was in Sept 2011 and I was non-weight bearing for 3 months and on crutches for 5. I still have serious pain periodically and can only do day-to-day activities without much pain. When I do my strengthing at the gym or spinning, my knee flairs up and can keep me up all night! What are you doing for PT? You have to have trust in your Dr. and if not you need a second opinion. Unfortunately, there are great Dr.s and some not-so-great and many in between. Find one that you are comfortable with.
I think Dr.'s in general try to be optimistic. I think that the key is whether he/she is listening to you or not. If not, then you need to do some research on OCD and try to find a specialist. If he/she is listening then and is willing to work with you on options, PT, etc. then I would stick with them. Remember, no one know your situation better than you so be your own advocate!