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Offline katieb

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Would like some advice please!
« on: April 07, 2008, 11:11:26 AM »
Hi  wondered if anyone can help me out.  I fell over on my knee 3 months ago.  Went to see a knee specialist who examined and ordered an MRI.  I have not had any swelling, but knee felt tender on the lateral side.  MRI came back clear apart from slight damage under the kneecap.  I was told to have physio and it should get better.  Anyway, 5 weeks of physio followed, and anytjme I tried to exercise pain would increase.  I was doing my stretches all the way through this.  In the end the physio was just giving me acupuncture to help with pain.  In the  end I decided to go back to specialist who gave me a cortisone shot, which I had last week. This seems to have helped a little, but I still feel a deep ache inside the knee.  He said give it 3 weeks and see how I get on.   I suppose the next step is a scope, but would this be a good idea, as pain has subsided and I am just left with an ache, would the scope be a good idea to see what is happening?

I am not doing any activity now except swimming, which was ok but my knee still ached as I was doing this,  I want to get back to the bike and cross trainer and eventually run!! Any ideas thanks!!

Katie 

Offline lenorem9

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Re: Would like some advice please!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 11:59:40 AM »
This is just my lowly opinion, I'm not a doc, but I'd say wait the 3 weeks and see what happens.  Any time you can avoid surgery it's a good thing.  I'd ask a lot of questions though.  Like what is the 'slight damage under the kneecap' and what are they trying to do with physio?  If you understand the problem a little better it will help you know why they are doing what they are doing.  Might help explain the ache too.  It has been my experience that the bike is good for almost any knee injury but I'd run that by your physio and knee specialist before trying it.  The only time I can get rid of the ache in my knee is when I'm on the bike.  Loosens it right up.  Good luck Katie and I hope you don't need surgery in the future.
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02/09  Diagnosed w/arthrofibrosis/IPCS
04/09  Scope for scar tissue, lateral/medial release
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Re: Would like some advice please!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 02:29:39 PM »
I'm certainly not a doctor but when I've received cortisone shots they are very specific to not determine if  its working or not for at least 3 - 4 weeks.  Matter of fact this is week 3 after my shot - for me they do work but I simply don't have long lasting relief, like months and months.  Hopefully you will have relief.

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 04:23:11 PM »
Thanks, Eaglemom. I didnt realise it would take 3 - 4 weeks to see if the shot has worked.  I must learn to be more patient!  In the meantime will just swim, as this is not putting any pressure on the knee.