I can barely walk a quarter block, PAIN level 10 everyday
See your regular or general practitioner doc to get a referral for an orthopod specialist doc to get the diagnoses you need for a knee replacement.
Also, the specialist can help you via pain medication until you get your knee replacement.
I wish you all the best,
As Mac told you, you'll have to see an orthopedic surgeon for a proper diagnosis. I believe I answered an earlier question you had on having the hylan injections. These may be very helpful to you. Your insurance company is going to want to be reassured that you cannot be helped by further injections, or another less invasive surgical procedure. You'll want to be reassured by this also. I've had my knee replaced, due to severe osteoarthritis, and while I'm glad I had it done, it was certainly no walk in the park! While replacement knees are lasting longer and longer, they don't last forever. So your age is also a factor in getting this surgery. But getting to an ortho surgeon will be the most definitive way to get the answers you seek.
I know someone that has been doing Tai Kwon Do for years and has a really bad knee! She is only in her 40s and the doc says she is too young for a knee replacement. She has had shot of cortisone too. She is wearing support and cannot bend her knee because of pain!
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 20 Aug 2011 • 2 answers
Posted 29 Aug 2011 • 1 answer
Posted 12 Nov 2013 • 1 answer
Knee Joint Replacement - My knee replacement destroyed the right side of my body. My thigh, hip, and
Posted 18 Mar 2016 • 2 answers
I've been taking Lyrica for 18 mths for severe knee pain with long acting tramadol . For the last 3?
Posted 23 Oct 2016 • 3 answers