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In need of some hope and help...

mrogommrogo Posts: 1
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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  • caroline2caroline2 Posts: 82
    edited 08/03/2015 - 8:14 AM
    I'm decades older than you and have gotten thru life pretty well with lower back OA which is now advanced with age. I take many bone support supplements and minimal pain meds, work on much healing as I know how. I haven't fallen much in my life and am so careful as I deal with a what I believe is a botched hip replacement...so I'm very unstable....again I'm much older.

    I would try to keep calmer, we do heal and the younger one is the better healing. Ice and heat and time. Unless there are breaks in the body. Wish I could offer more but we all work on issues. One of my supplements I take now for over six months is Ligaplex II for ligament/tendon support. You could look at that. I take glucosamine sulfate and other stuff.
    One day at a time as "they" say....can't force things.


    Before you try any supplement, herb, over the counter item, exercise program, mechanical aid, brace, etc always consult with your doctor to make sure you get their approval.
    Some of these products may be very effective, but no two individuals or medical conditions are alike. What works for one, may cause trouble for another..

    Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator

    Bodywide OA, Fibro and complications from Hip Replacement.
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