My left knee has given me post ride pain and weakness for going on 10 years. Most of the pain is one spot low on the inside of the knee, but also along the same plane across the knee. It also hurts all over sometimes...back, above, below, radiating up and down back of leg, etc...
I've had it MRI'ed on 3 occasions but the docs say that they don't see anything wrong with it. They don't see any tears or anything. Each has said that the only way to know for sure is to scope it. I'm reluctant to have it scoped if he'll get in there and find that everything is fine.
I've done all of the physical therapy with no results.
Today I had an appt. with a ortho in Seattle who I will probably have scope it next month. He examined me and said it sounds like a classic meniscal issue, though the MRI shows no problem. He also said that I can not hyper extend my left knee as far as I can my right knee.
I'm at a crossroads. The pain is not unbearable, but I'm tired of not riding as much as I'd like and having to adjust the position of my knee when sitting in a chair to find a comfortable spot. I favor it and my right knee is starting to hurt. I just don't want to send up worse off than I am now. I hear some of you saying that it is worse now that pre surgery. This concerns me as maybe I should just leave it alone.
I know a lot of you have had this type of procedure. What to do?
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