In the last year my knee started hurting more and more so when I saw my family doctor in March I told her about it again and she finally decided to send me for some tests.
I’ve always had problems with my knees. Ever since I was a kid. You see my legs just aren’t built right. My tibia and fibia are off to the outer sides. Yes I could explain this better, but without adding diagrams that will have to do. Lets just say that the bones just aren’t quite in the right place and that means that my kneecaps are everything else isn’t quite in the right place either so that means that I’ve had a lot of cartlige rubbing on bone for most of my life.
Needless to say, once my doctor finally sent me for tests ie an MRI of each knee, the test results came back that I had Arthritis in my right knee – the knee that had been aching so bad it felt like a tooth ache and had been giving out on me all winter. I’m sure that my left knee also has arthritis it just couldn’t be seen yet, but within a year or so there will probably be enough damage that it will be diagnosable too.
Now that summer is here my knees aren’t hurting quite as bad as they were in the winter, but I’m getting ready for next winter. I’m ordering a don joy knee brace so that when my knee is bad I can use the brace. It will give it more stabilization and I’m sure my knee will feel a little bit better in the brace as well. It’s got to help.
Certainly with the brace on I’ll feel a more confidant on the stairs. I think my right knee gave out on the stairs at least 20 times this past winter. That’s scary!
I’m also waiting for an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. Oh I don’t expect that I’ll be having knee surgery anytime in the near future. My knee isn’t bad enough yet, but I need to see a specialist to find out what kind of arthritis I have.