Has anyone here had a torn meniscus in the knee??? How did it go for you??? I am sitting here in bed upset. A month ago, while undergoing some PT, my knee got way worse and I got a horrible pain one night when I was getting up from a seated position. The knee felt so much worse so I went to the walk in Orthopedic clinic in my town. They took an x ray, said I have osteoarthritis and they could do a cortisone shot. Since those make my blood sugar skyrocket, I thought I'd wait it out and see. When things didn't get better, I asked for an MRI and they refused me.
So, I went to my rheumy. I just didn't think this was arthritis. My rheumy did an MRI and it reported I have a torn meniscus.
I am upset b/c now I have been walking on this thing without a brace or cane for a month now. And, they couldn't see me again for two more weeks. I am so pissed. I made an appt. with another Ortho in a larger city about 2.5 hours away.
The stupid MRI report didn't even say what kind of tear I had, where it was located, etc...... They did give me a disk. I won't ever go there again either with such a shabby report. Most reports give specifics.
Thanks for letting me vent. If you have any suggestions for me, please post! My rheumy told me to rest and elevate it so now I am off work. I have no leave left either......I am within retirement age and just thinking of retiring.....
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