Good News and Bad News
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I got the results of the MRI on my knee today. Good news is there is no torn meniscus, so arthroscopic surgery is not indicated. Bad news chrondromalacia.
Sometimes, the cartilage inside a joint softens and breaks down. This condition is called chondromalacia. The cartilage loses its ability to protect the ends of the bones as the joint moves. The ends of the bones can rub together, causing pain.
Knee replacement is the only surgery for this, and I am not doing that anytime soon! I will continue with the Euflexa gel shots in my knees every six months and Celebrex. I am doing better today and got the first round in my second six months series of gel shots. Once a week for three weeks. It actually is not as bad as it sounds and really helps!
Exercise is something I just have to be careful with. No more step aerobics or kick boxing that I love! More water aerobics.