I'm not a runner but do like to do fast walking. Had an arthroscopy done to both knees for meniscal tears on both sides of both knees. When I got home found for one week, my knees were a little weak, but found I could do everyday things, even without pain killers and anti-inflammatory's. I decided to take the dog for a walk and found when it came to walking more than a mile my knees felt very weak and achy
. So decided to walk to the nearest field to my house so my dog could have a run. I had to climb a little hill for about 2 mins and found when I got home that I could have cried. Since then my legs have steadily got worse
I saw my specialist again for the post op 2 week check-up and he didn't seem to think nothing of it?. And ask me to come back in a mth. which will be the end of March. My legs feel worse now to how they ever did as I never suffered with pain and weakness like this b4 the op... I can't even kneel on them without jumping up quick again cuz the pain is so bad and to bend my knees to crouch well that's a definite no no and find it impossible to get up by just my legs cuz they are way too weak. so find myself lowering myself to the floor to flip myself round to my front and using all fours to get myself up again..
I only had it done because my legs kept locking, through having mobile knee caps all of my life. I feel very vulnerable now and feel I'll never be the same again and that exercise will defo be out of the question.. Wish I'd never had it done
Posted: 18/03/2011 at 01:09