Wednesday, June 08, 2011

knee update

I wanted to get a second opinion on my knee because it was still hurting really bad and a little swollen.  After talking to a few friends who have knee problems I found a doctor.  He was so knowledgable and the first doctor I've seen in NYC that was nice.  Usually, New York doctors are very educated and book smart but not so good with their patients.   Yesterday, I had my appointment.  I really just wanted to know how to make it feel better.  I'm really glad I went.  I found out that I do have a torn meniscus.  He said that surgery would have been the best way to fix it but because they didn't do surgery and it's been two and a half weeks I might be able to avoid it.  Yes!  If you know me well, you know I hate needles and anything to do with them.  So no surgery is always the best answer for me.  He wants me to ride an exercise bike for 45 minutes a day for the next month.  Hopefully, this will alleviate the pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles to give my knee more support.  As long as the pain goes away I don't need surgery.

Good thing I have a gym membership.  Now I'm off to the gym to ride the bike.

1 comment:

Jordan and Jodi said...

Phew! I'm so glad to hear you have other options before surgery! Sad to hard that NYC MD's don't have very good 'bedside' manners.