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!
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