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Knee pain for three years- maybe Patellar tendonitis
« on: October 11, 2010, 04:06:41 AM »
I am a 21 year-old female in the US. In November of 2007, my left knee started hurting. I went into an orthopedic surgeon in June of 2008, and he said it might be plica syndrome. He prescribed Naproxen as needed, and I continued with that for probably 8 or 9 months. I went in again in early August 2008 and he said that it was idiopathic and there was nothing really he could do. So sorry!  ::) We'd just see how it goes. I went in to him 3-4 more times over the next year and a half. At some point, he suggested it was the "worst case of patellar tendonitis he'd seen."
I have had an MRI which showed no cartilage damage, but did show edema. It supported his diagnosis. I have had two Kenalog shots which did no good. He didn't think PT would help. His belief all along has been that it probably has to do with my growth and would eventually just go away.  It is a nearly constant dull ache in the anterior portion of my knee. I don't play sports, but I am a college student so I do quite a bit of walking to and from class. However, I was in HS when this all started. I am a skinny, fairly active girl. This has gone on for nearly 3 years. Luckily, it is something bearable, but it does affect my life. I am growing weary of it. I really am not sure what to do at this point.  Anybody have any thoughts/suggestions?