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I have had a knee problem since the beginning of july.. Initially i sort of ignored it in the hope that RICE would make it go away.. it didn't
I then went to a sports injuries clinic where i was told that my pelvis was out of line and had some manipulation to supposedly cure it..no joy...just ended up with backache.
Then saw a different sportstherapist who said i had a strained ligament..after taking a history etc she said that i should expect it to still be hurting as 'if you go over on your ankle you are aware of it for a long time after'
You may wonder why i didn't see my GP at this point. Past experience had shown me that my GP knows nothing at all about sportdsinjuries so i had gone straight to a sports injury clinic and paid privatly.
Anyway as i thought i was being a wimp i went for a 4 mile run..knee was very ermm tight..is the best word to describe it but i managed the run. The trouble came the next day when i woke up. I could hardly move my knee at all and couldn't put any weight through it. I subsequently went to A+E was referred to knee clinic, had an MRI scan and am now on the list for an arthroscopy.
The consultant was awful, he had no bedside manner and yes i am going to put a complaint. I had my appointment with him this monday. He sat the whole time typing on his pc, didn't make eye contact, simply looked at the results of the scan and said. 'it's as we thought, you need an operation and you ahve some arthritis too, it'll be under general anaesthetic, the waiting list is up to 14 weeks.' and with that a nurse tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to follow her.
I of course said 'wait a minute,' which interrupted the consultant who had already started talking into his dictaphone facing the other way. there were issued i wanted to talk to him about, I started to ask about painkillers and just got 'you'll have to speak to your GP' and ushered out of the room.
So here i am still in pain, waiting for an appointment for some kind of op on my knee, not sure what exactly but i know it'll be under general. It's an arthroscopy but i don't know exactly what the problem is. I haven't been given any information whatsoever regarding how long i will need off work, what they expect the recover to be like etc etc
So today i went to see my GP about some analgesia and there starts another horror story which i won't bore you with but suffice to say i didn't get to see a GP because they cocked up my appointment so now i have to wait for another appointment next monday.
I'm well confused!! and annoyed!! and in pain!!!
Anyone had an arthroscopy?? anyone still running when they have arthritis??