Morning everyone, nice to see some sunshine for a change.
I haven't been on here for a while hope you are all plodding on ok.
Just wanted your usual helpful advice if anyone has had this problem please.
I fell in November, got my foot caught in the handle of a bag and fell heavily on both knees. A bit of football language was to be heard and I behaved like a premiership footballer. Anyway both knees immediately swelled like balloons and purple bruising. We went away on holiday the following day.
Cut a long story short at first it was thought I had a fracture in the right knee put in a brace. Returned home fracture clinic Dr said no fracture soft tissue go to physio.
I have been having hydro weekly since December. Physio could not examine it properly due to swelling , it is still swollen will not straighten or bend more than 75 % now. Cannot walk unaided and at times I could cry with the pain. It feels like kneeling on sharp shards of glass. Rheumatologist did a MRI and he said lots of inflammation and some fluid but outside the joint. The pain is from the inflammation. He does not want to inject it because of infection risk, take it easy it should settle carry on with hydro.
I am getting scared I will not be able to walk unaided again. It is interfering with my life so much and I hate being dependant.
G.p is good he referred me to orthopaedic surgeon but the referral process is crazy. Apparently the letter has been triaged and I have to see a physio first although I have been going weekly since Dec and they will decide if I need to see a Consultant. Oh an the appointment is 2 months away. Meanwhile the right knee is 2 inches bigger than the left and I can only get jogging bottoms over it. I had to loan a mobility scooter to get around the NEC for crufts a couple of weeks ago. I think that is what got to me and upset me more. I cannot manage shopping alone or taking the dogs out or even to drive.
Has anyone else had what they sometimes call bursitis in the knee ? How was it treated and did it settle down on its own.
My joints have been good since I started on the new JAKS inhibitors which makes it more frustrating.
My boy dog has qualified as a therapy dog and I desperately want to start volunteering with him.