Osteoarthritis in the knees
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|Wed, 01-22-2014 - 1:35pm|
I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both both knees. I'm taking an anti-inflammatory, Diclofenac for it. I have muscle pain in my legs, below and above my knees. If I sit in a chair that isn't high, it hurts above my knees when I stand up. I have difficulties walking and standing, even for short periods. I've tried physical therapy but I seem to be in the same position. Please tell me that it will get better and that there is hope for me. I'm unable to work right now. I never thought that knee pain would cause pain in my tendons and muscles too. It gets so depressing because I feel like I'll never get better. I've had knee pain since July 2012. I had surgery in May 2013 on my left knee to repair a torn mensicus and clean out the arthritis. I had the same surgery in October for my right knee, althought this time, the doctor scrapped my kneecap because it worn down. It seems to never end. Wasn't I supposed to be as good as new after surgery?
Any experiences and advice would be appreciated.