Tuesday, November 19, 2013

the knee bones connected to the leg bone......

As Eliza Doolittle once said...."I'm done in".  I'm raising the white flag, I'm folding the tent.  I'm going to find an orthopedist that can help me if it kills me in the process.

This morning I was getting into the shower and my left knee just felt like it slid to the left followed by a sharp pain.  I haven't been able to walk on it since.  Or at least not without a lot of discomfort.  It hurts on the back left side of my knee.  

So, I called an orthopedist and they wanted to know all my issues.  Well, my right hip, lower back and now my left knee.  I was told he doesn't treat anything but knees and shoulders.  Then I found a doctor that treats only backs........and I found another one that treats hips.  Do I have to see 3 different doctors?  What on earth will that cost?  I'm very frustrated.

I'm going to home early today so I can get a knee wrap at the pharmacy.  I'm hoping it will help stabilize my knee and maybe help with the pain.

Getting older isn't easy and it is definitely costly!

6 comments:

Aunt Betsy said...

Three Drs? Oh my goodness! I hope the knee wrap helps.

Betty said...

I've pretty much given up on finding anyone who know what to do about my back and knee pain. I just hobble around and hope things just don't get worse.

Judy said...

I'd go see about the knee first. My SIL was told that because she was favoring her injured knee she had caused injury to her hip! Once she got her knee taken care of, the hip quit hurting. Just saying....

Olga said...

Good grief. How do doctors choose one joint over another...and why. I do hope that you find relief.

Muffy's Marks said...

I'd start with the knee, and work from there. I just had a total knee replacement two months ago, and things are improving. My hip pain is totally gone, now that I'm walking properly again and not favoring my right knee. I hope the same holds true for you. Good luck with it all. Aging is not for sissies!!!

oklhdan said...

My hip has been HURTING for several years the knee just started.