I have been having problems with both knees recently- pain when I go up or downstairs- suddenly- but not all the time.
Anyway my physio said I had 'knackered knees' and would put tape on them to sort of keep the kneecap in place. The tape only lasted a couple of days but it gave me a bit of support.
Anyway stepping out of the shower 12 days ago with no tape ( in between appointments) I got this sharp pain in right knee which mad me lean on my left knee with the result that I slipped across the floor- falling on my back and left knee. I have been on crutches since- had an MRI on left knee which I cannot use yesterday- Knee consultant told me that he thinks I have torn the miniscus and will need an op. Am waiting for him to confirm. Hurts like mad- I am used to pain but still
Am really worried about my back as obviously my hobbling around is not helping the crappy discs that I have got.
Cannot do much - sleep or move which is BAD for my scoliosis management.
How do I go about making sure that any treatment I have takes into account my back. I had less than 10 minutes with the consultant and I told him about the scoliosis, but although I appreciate that his remit was my knee I have to be so careful that they don't fix my knee and leave me in a bad state because of my back. I am tempted to say leave it to heal by itself and not have any surgery.
Simple things like the fact that I cannot lie on my back without extreme pain etc. which is so difficult to convey to nurses and hospital staff. The MRI was awful and my back kept spasming. They are sort of sympathetic but nit is so difficult to convey the problem. I end up minimising everything and then dealing with the fallout myself
I just don't know what to do- needless to say my PLIF is going to have to be re-scheduled.