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Friday, April 26, 2013

Well, I thought I injured myself by simply walking. Pain around/behind knee and up the back of my leg.

I did this on Monday sometime (I do not even remember if I was at home or work when it happened. A step, a slight twist, and BAM!! Sharp pain.

Well, I walked as usual, up and down stairs (pain) and such.

I finally got to the doctor this afternoon. My arthritis hit the big time!! My knee cap is lifted about an .5 inch more on the left side than on the right side. Cortisone was prescribed. A six day course. I HATE the taste of that stuff.

The good news: I did not injure myself. My tendons are fine (in good shape, actually).

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    Ouch! Hope the cortisone helps and you're feeling better soon!!

    1791 days ago
    I am British, and as such have a different view of doctors! What they don't tell you, including in the UK, is that with the right exercises, the effects of arthritis can be often minimalised. With strength building exercises, that improve the muscles around each joint, the effect of keeping the joint apart can be maximised, and the bone to bone effect minimalised! Eighteen months after being told of arthritis in both knees and one hip, that might mean joint replacements in the near future, with exercises designed for maxinum movement, I'm out of pain, mostly, and back to maximum mobility. Your symptoms also tie in with hamstring problems! So try exercises, and see if things improve. I can let you have details of the exercises if you want.
    1792 days ago
    I'm glad they knew what it was and could recommend a course of action. I hope it works to get you up and going again. Your "ONWARD" inspires me!
    1792 days ago
    Hear you about the prednisone.
    PTL, it wasn't something more serious.
    1792 days ago
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