degenerative medial meniscus tear
I am new here, so please excuse me for not wording things right. First off, I am 49 years old, female, I am not overweight. Not terribly active other than I work full time on my feet alot. I am not one to go to the dr. when I feel pain or sick. After 5 weeks of having the worst pain in my life in my left leg. I finally went to the dr. We said it looked like I had degenerative medial meniscus tear. I went on Tuesday and had an MRI and I got my results and they confirmed I had degenerative medial meniscus tear. I am suppose to go to an orthopedic dr next week. While I have been off work for a week, and not on my feet and doing the work I was doing at work, my leg feels somewhat better, it still gets locked, and has like a burning pain, and I can't seem to put all of my weight down on my leg. What I actually wanted to know is surgery always neccessary, and/or when I go back to doing what I was doing at work is it going to start back up with the pain. I think it was work related, but not sure, it seems the pain just started without really knowing when. So I did not say when I went to the dr. that it was work related. Could someone help me?