Hello I am new here! I just found this board and I am hoping that strangers can help me chose what should do!!
I have had knee pain for 20+ years. I am now 32 so yes, it has been almost all of my life. My knee doesn't always hurt everyday all day, but it has been killing me since I gave birth to my son 4 months ago.
I was told I have Petellofemoral and went to PT. PT didn't do anything but make my knee hurt worse. I do have tightness in my quad, hamstrings, and IT band. I really worked hard and did losen them.
Anywho, I went to the ortho and he gave me a cortozone shot (
) hurt! After the numbness went away it hurt like normal. I had an MRI and it showed NOTHING WRONG with my knee. Perfect! I am so upset b/c me knee really does hurt!
The othro said there are not many options for what I have. He could do a LATERAL RELEASE, but I don't have all the criteria for it. He said he may help or 3 months later it could be the same and I went through all the pain for nothing.
I don't know what to do. Like I said my knee is not always in pain, but when it is it hurts! I have also tried ice, elevation, inflamortory meds, naproxen, ect. Even when I took perks (left over from the birth of my son) I could still feel the pain (no where near as bad though).
Do I do a surgery that may do nothing for my knee? I also have a 4 month old at home. My DH would help out, but how bad is the recovery?