Knee pain for years, went to PT, had a MRI done (bone bruising and blood in my ACL) i had an exploratory scope on December 19. I was told there was multiple tears to my meniscus removed/trimmed, and that I also had plica. I started PT the next day. Crutches off and on for about a month. I had to have my knee aspirated on Jan 16 after my skin was hot and abnormal swelling.
I was always in a ton of pain, but I thought it was normal after surgery. My PT forcefully tried bending my knee and such. To this day I can't bend it all the way back. The last time I went to the doctor was maybe last month, or before, asking about a higher grade knee brace for soccer..which i'm still waiting on.
I decided to play, since it's my last year, and i'll be in pain even if i wasn't playing.
Why am I still in so much pain after such a 'simple' surgery? My knee still gives out just as much. (PT feared maybe 1 month or 2 after surgery it was torn again, but my Dr. disagreed.) My knee is tender around the areas of meniscus. I have a ton of pain on my medial side, by my MCL. When im sitting cross legged, and I decide to get up, I have to pick my knee up and hold it and slowly wait to straighten it out. I was on celebrex and tramadol, I also had a compound cream made for me. I stopped taking all 3, because nothing worked.
Any idea? Could my meniscus be torn again? I don't know what to do. I'm pretty sure my doctor doesn't know either, and that he's tired of me going and complaining about my knees.