One of the things that helped me tremendously because I have RA in addition to having one knee that had 7 operations on it and my other knee with 2 operations, is seeing a doctor who specializes in sports medicine. It makes all the difference. I even made sure that my doctor is also a runner and biker. Don't be afraid to question your doctor. Good luck. Faith
Do you still run with your knees like that? Running does not seem to bother me but I am reading where you should not run with arthritis in the knee. I am trying to bicycle more now. I see the doctor in September, I did have a shot in the knee back in June and it does feel a little better but not what I thought it would be. Wish me luck.
As some of you know I have been fighting with this knee for a few years now....I am at the point where I have did NO activity (except walking) for about 1 1/2 months and my knee is worse than ever. My husband kept blaming my activity on the knee pain so I needed to prove him wrong and I think I did. I feel like crap mentally most of the time so I am starting to exercise again. (whoo hooo) I do see the Ortho dr. in September and hopefully I can get this IT band straightened around, since it is not helping with the arthritis. In the mean time I am starting with a group of friends riding my bicycle, they are going to try and do a century ride next year.....hmmmm maybe I will also. Wish me luck!!
I have been to so many docs for this knee that I am at the end of my rope.
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