I had been walking my dog and tripped on the sidewalk causing some pain under my rt knee. I have lax ligaments and get hurt easily. The doctors assumed I sprained my knee so I did 4 weeks of Pt for my knee which did not help and at times made it worse. Unfortunately, I began experiencing pain in my left knee(originally thought to be from favoring the right), leg spasms, twitching, and continued instability. I went to a new ortho and he ordered a spine MRI which showed a 2mm disc diffuse disc protrusion with annular tear effacing the thecal sac. Hypertrophy of facet joins and ligamenta flava. I am going back to the doctor today to find out what all this means. I also have an appointment with a spine specialist for next week. I have mild scoliosis (which I knew). I'm wondering if this is all the real cause of my knee issues or just another problem. This has been going on for 2 months.
I'm a worry wart so I keep thinking about all the what if's... I'm 31 F and am concerned about recovering, and life restrictions after this. Google is no help I read stories about success and others that terrify me. I'm super depressed and cry all the time. I know things could be much worse but I've never been good with the unknown. I realize having a positive attitude helps healing and am hoping once I get some answers from the doctors I will get there mentally and physically.
Does anyone have some guidance or information on what lies ahead?
Thanks for your time,
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