So, I tore my knee up early this year. I have had it MRI’d, radiographed, etc., and met with my young and aggressive Ortho, who just loves doing surgery, numerous times. Thus far, I have had my knees injected with HA (which they call by a fancy name to get the big bucks) twice- six months apart. I do have some arthritis in both knees. I am on an oral anti-inflammatory. My pain level has improved dramatically.
So, I’ve been told by several people that arthroscopic surgery, which is what the ortho recommends, is a piece of cake. I have also been told I’ll be down for six weeks. I have two young active dogs that I walk three times a day, up to two miles each time. I am hobbling through this. I have a small farm, and I need to take care of my critters, and I do not want to impose on my friends.
So, the question is what other interesting approaches have you taken to this, if you have had one of these. Please, I’ve read everything on classic treatments, so I am looking for you folks who have tried other approaches, and been successful.
I do realize that I am probably just prolonging having arthroscopic, but if you have any great ideas, I’d love to hear them.
And yes, I did try some rehab.