patella knee syndrome (surgery or not)
My doctor said I am probably looking at a lateral release procedure for my knee problem. He said it isn't urgent and to think about it. What if I don't have this done? I do have pain in daily and sports activities. I am not too keen on surgery.
My doctor gave me a patella brace for now while doing any kind of activity. I also have strengthening exercises to do. I am a 55-year-old female who wishes to stay active forever.
If I have to live through some pain without any further injury or damage to my knee, that is fine. If surgery will prevent further damage, then so be it too. I just need to know.