Will it ever get better?
by Tamara Kube
I was just wondering if you know if my knee pain will ever go away.
I have a few things wrong, I have something with the corninary joint ligment, mcl laxity, very small meniscual tare, and mostly patella femoral syndrome.
I don't know how or why it ever started, it just always has hurt ever since I was really small.
I have went to my family doctor, a sports doctor, and currently I go to physio, and am waiting on a pateller tracking brace.
I just can't stand it, I really don't want surgery, and as far as doctors say, I dont need it either.
But it hurts so bad all the time, from my hip down. I have been doing a taping technique that I learned by Dr. Michael Ross (my physio therapist) and that stops it from locking and giving away, but doesn't stop the pain.
My two favourite sports are soccer and rugby, I play rep soccer and rugby at school in grade 12.
I really want to play this year, but the pain is so bad, I don't know what to do.
At physio therapy I get acupuncture, electrical stem, ulter sound, and "friction." And it seems like it helps then, but i go home, and a day or two after the pain is back again.
Please can you provide me with some advice?
Everytime I go back to physio, he askes me how it has been. And i'm scared that if I keep saying it's not any better that I wont be able to play soccer, or mainly rugby in the spring.