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by GillyJay
Wed May 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Chondromalacia: OS diagnosis so far

OK, so going on from this situation. Saw the doc last week who ordered Xrays which confirmed OA (no surprise there) and a narrowing of the medial joint gap and ostephytosis with a small degree of chonedrocalcinosis. My GP has ordered a Dexa Scan for bone density to check for fracture risk and becaus...
by GillyJay
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: Some new data on how long knee replacements last
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Re: Some new data on how long knee replacements last

Interesting stuff. Having had my PKR at 63, I have since cut down the amount of high impact work to try preserve the new knee and also to try to stave off the need for surgery on the other knee which isn't working currently. As I've got back to full fitness the non op knee is showing signs of degene...
by GillyJay
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Chondromalacia: X-ray result following on from or posting

Going on from the original post. Saw doc last week and had X-ray same day. Report from X-ray confirms osteoarthritis and then mentions possibly an osteo kinetic issue which I queried and was told 'that's just an observation from the hospital'. Doc said no way forward til I've seen the hospital physi...
by GillyJay
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post

OK, so three days into my holiday and the sharp spasm pains had faded. So I stopped taking the Naproxen. All good until two days before we flew back from Dubai when they started again, quite faintly at first by here we are 5 days on and the pains are back as sharper and stronger than before. Mostly ...
by GillyJay
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post

Thank you for your reply Brandon and the good advice. I've not been to the gym since Monday as my efforts seemed to make the problem worse. Luckily being retired I can rest up and ice it frequently. Tried a light stretch bandage but that seemed to irritate. The area where the pains are is quite sens...
by GillyJay
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Chondromalacia: Doc reaction... follow on from my last post

Following on from my last post re Chrondromalacia which I've put at the base of this one. I had a phone consultation with Doc yesterday (no appointments available for 4 days!) and she thinks it's very likely I have progression of OA in this knee. Since I had PKR in the other and have got back to fit...
by GillyJay
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Chondromalacia? surgery next?
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Chondromalacia? surgery next?

Hi, I've posted previously about my bouts of spasmodic electric shock pains in my right knee. Last time I had them was just before Christmas and they lasted 5 days. Here I am again and I've been having them for the last week. They happen when I'm sat down and occasionally when I'm standing still. I ...
by GillyJay
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General rehab issues and pain problems
Topic: Sharp electric shock spasmodic knee pains QUESTION
Replies: 0
Views: 1006

Sharp electric shock spasmodic knee pains QUESTION

Mornings, I've posted this in the general section but unfortunately didn't get any responses. I have been having sharp electric shock pains randomly in my right knee on the inner side for the last five or more days. This is the second time this year that I've had this. The right knee is worn and has...
by GillyJay
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General rehab issues and pain problems
Topic: Sharp electric shock pains in knees
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Sharp electric shock pains in knees

Mornings, I've been having sharp electric shock pains randomly in my right knee on the inner side for the second time this year. That knee is worn and has OA but is ok and doesn't give me any problems normally ie it's giving out etc. I had a bout of this in July and saw the doc who told me to rest i...
by GillyJay
Thu May 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement
Topic: Feeling lost/down without solution in sight
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: Feeling lost/down without solution in sight

Hi BarefootPilgrim, So sorry I didn't reply at the time. Things escalated since I posted in January my Feb appointment was shifted to April and I was told that appointment was the only way to get to see the surgeon but that would be a further 4/6 weeks and depending on what surgery he recommended th...
by GillyJay
Thu May 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement
Topic: Feeling lost/down without solution in sight
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: Feeling lost/down without solution in sight - SURGERY WENT WELL

Hey.. how did your surgery go? Hi Neptronix, thanks for asking and so sorry for the very slow reply - I've spent the post op weeks working on recovery and haven't been on this site. The surgery went very well and I woke up after the op to find I'd had PKR rather than TKR which was a bonus. The date...
by GillyJay
Tue May 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: PKR - Post Op Diary
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

PKR - Post Op Diary

Hi, after being diagnosed with Severe Patellofemoral Degeneration (osteoarthritis left knee) last summer, I had a unicompartmental knee replacement in March (10/03/2018). I'm 63, female and have been an active runner, skier, gym participant all my life. A couple of bad ski falls where I twisted the ...
by GillyJay
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement
Topic: Feeling lost/down without solution in sight
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: Feeling lost/down without solution in sight

Thanks for the reply and sorry for being so slow responding. There's been a lot happening with the knee! Yes, I do have a history of problems with this knee going back some 18 or so years. Twisted it badly skiing and a few years later fell off a mountain bike and hurt it badly. Xray after the bike i...
by GillyJay
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement
Topic: Feeling lost/down without solution in sight
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Feeling lost/down without solution in sight

Hi all, I'm sure I'm not the only one to feel like this but it's good to have this site to be able to 'vent' my frustrations. From being a fit, active 63 year old last July, doing a good hour cardio in the gym (30 mins cross trainer and 30 mins on static bike) followed by weights three times a week,...

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