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I got out and rode the bike for the first time in 6 weeks other than a short 6 mile ride about 4 weeks ago.
I triped over a roll of carpet at a product show in Las Vegas in the last of March and sprained my right knee will it has had me down not doing much because of the pain, so back to the Doc and after an MRI they tell me not only is sprained but the menicus is torn and needs surgery.
I can't get it fixed for about 6 to 8 weeks because Gma is having a complete knee replacement Thursday. I want to make sure she is well before I plan on having mine fixed. Living on pain kills and in knee braces. I still plan to ride as I can. :biggrin::71baldboy:
 

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I feel your pain. Literally!

I'm having meniscus surgery a week from Friday. It will be nice to be able to walk around and do stuff without wincing.:biggrin:
 

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I hope you guys have good luck. My ankle replacement got me pain free for about 12 weeks. At which time I got my foot caught in a loop of rope and twisted it. Hasn't been right since and the pain is back just like before. Which doesn't make a lot of sense to me because I thought with a total ankle replacement anything that would cause pain would be gone until I wore the thing down and would be on metal to metal. Oh well. I'm done with doctors. I'll limp and just be in pain from here on.
 

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Y'all if I had known getting old was going to hurt this bad I don't think i would have done it, any of it.
Eye, good luck with your recovery.
Hog not trying to tell you what to do but I would get it checked out it could be something simple to fix. The foot could be a little out of place.

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Good luck to all of you. I fell February of 2014 and landed on my left knee. Xrays and MRI showed nothing. Specialist said I had all the signs of a torn meniscus and thinks it is even though MRI didn't show it. Cortizone shots in the knee hurt like He11 and I'm living with it for now...:(
 

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I feel your pain. Literally!

I'm having meniscus surgery a week from Friday. It will be nice to be able to walk around and do stuff without wincing.:biggrin:
I hope you guys have good luck. My ankle replacement got me pain free for about 12 weeks. At which time I got my foot caught in a loop of rope and twisted it. Hasn't been right since and the pain is back just like before. Which doesn't make a lot of sense to me because I thought with a total ankle replacement anything that would cause pain would be gone until I wore the thing down and would be on metal to metal. Oh well. I'm done with doctors. I'll limp and just be in pain from here on.
Good luck to all of you. I fell February of 2014 and landed on my left knee. Xrays and MRI showed nothing. Specialist said I had all the signs of a torn meniscus and thinks it is even though MRI didn't show it. Cortizone shots in the knee hurt like He11 and I'm living with it for now...:(
Moni, get it check again if your hurting there is something wrong, the Dr. Is probably right.
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Sorry to hear y'all are hurting.

Danny, noble of you taking care of Gma first.

Hog, isn't 12 weeks kind of soon to be jumping rope? :p Good luck getting that fixed.

Eye, good luck going under the knife. My sister-in-law just had that done a couple of weeks ago and is on the mend.

Moni, maybe time for a new Doc for a second opinion?

I'm recovering from rotator cuff tendinitis (aka impingement syndrome) in my right shoulder. The worst is over but I still get an unexpected jolt sometimes if I move the wrong way.
 

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No need for a 2nd opinion. The specialist told me to come back when the last shots wore off and he would recheck it. I haven't been back. I just don't want to have surgery. Too many people have told me it would continue to bother me even with surgery...so why have it.
 

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Moni, I can understand how you feel hearing that from people you trust.

I'm a runner, so I'd do anything to keep running. A few years ago I had some knee pain. My primary care doc told me to stop running. That wasn't the answer I wanted, so I went to the sports doc that handles the UNC track team. In just a few days I was running pain free again.
 

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Moni, I'm with OZ on this. My daughter works at an Orthopedics Center (It is the official care provider for the University of Nebraska Sports Program) and they do amazing things that slip by the usual 'specialists'. My ex had a torn meniscus, they operated and she was good as new in just a few weeks.
 

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This guy actually works on a team that works on the Cardinal baseball team. I really do trust his opinion and knowledge. I just really don't want to have surgery. Like my back, I told the doc that when I can't walk into his office I would "consider" the surgery. As long as I can have the trigger point injections every 3 months, if I need them, surgery is not an option.
 

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I don't know MONI. They do amazing things these days with micro surgery. Steroid injections are just too temporary. I've had both knees and both shoulders done and haven't had a need for injections since. I wish they could do something for my back but it's so bad they are waiting for me to collapse first. Then they "try" to fix it. My chances of being paralyzed is fairly high. I'd suggest you reconsider surgery after a few injections. Things like that don't normally get better on their own. Especially a tear. That says get help.
 

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I'd suggest you reconsider surgery after a few injections. Things like that don't normally get better on their own. Especially a tear. That says get help.
Says the guy who would rather live in pain than have his ankle looked at again.


All of you going under the knife good luck.
 

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Says the guy who would rather live in pain than have his ankle looked at again.


All of you going under the knife good luck.
Ha! You haven't noticed it's easier to give advice than take it.:wink:
 

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Sorry to hear y'all are hurting.

Danny, noble of you taking care of Gma first.

Hog, isn't 12 weeks kind of soon to be jumping rope? :p Good luck getting that fixed.

Eye, good luck going under the knife. My sister-in-law just had that done a couple of weeks ago and is on the mend.

Moni, maybe time for a new Doc for a second opinion?

I'm recovering from rotator cuff tendinitis
(aka impingement syndrome) in my right shoulder. The worst is over but I still get an unexpected jolt sometimes if I move the wrong way.
Thanks Oz. I just got back from the doc and was told he would do a scope but the knee is really messed up from old trauma, I played sports in my younger days when the trainer and team doc used only a band aid and aspirin. Spent some time in the hospital with my leg in traction.

Moni it would be a good idea to have it fixed or you'll end up later with much worst problems. I wish I had had my right scoped 10 years ago when this same
doc did my left, left is still going strong.

Eye you will be glad you had it done. One word of advice do the excerise rehab so it doesn't go stiff.

Hog get that ankle check, remember I live in riding distance don't make me come up there. :biggrin:
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Hog get that ankle check, remember I live in riding distance don't make me come up there. :biggrin:
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I hear ya. But you know how a sprain is. It's actually harder to recover from than a break. And I'm sure that's all it is. I've had so many X-rays in the last 3 1/2 years I'm surprised I don't glow in the dark. Ankle is okay if I can stay off it for awhile.

But 3 days is as long as I can so after working it I'm back in pain. Ice is helping. Swelling is going down. I know I'm just pushing too much but I've got tons to get done with all the time I've been laid up. If I thought there was something really REALLY wrong I'd go ahead and have it looked at.

But being that it's a special ankle now, just any doctor won't do. And my doc moved a few months ago. Ankle specialist aren't on every corner. I hear ya and I'm watching though. Thanks for your concern. Seriously.:)
 

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Yikes. You guys take care of yourselves and get well soon. I thought my aorta being a bit swollen was serious but I don't have any pain like that and the "fix" is a simple stint if needed.
 
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