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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