Return to Looks like no or limited paddling for me this season.

Hey Jenny….

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Tyler Durden
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"Jenny Right-Side":3777duxq wrote:
My injury occured almost 3 years ago, while I was biking across Canada. I went through physio through work, physio outside of work, and chiro + ART.
I finally was told that surgery was the only option and went under the knife last spring. They cut and removed an impinged fat pad and plica, and I was told I would recover quickly. I went back to the physio clinic through work (I’m in the army) and observed slow results. I started going to an Athletic Therapist in town where I was seeing better results, but wasn’t covered in my health insurance through work (the army didn’t want someone outside of their circle messing with me). I was referred to a “recognized” physio clinic at Carleton University, and I was just discharged about a month ago with the statement “there has been no improvement, in fact we believe you have gotten worse since you came in”.
My knee aches every day. I can’t run or bike without sharp pain. I have gained weight.
I have another appointment with the surgeon next month to find out what to do next. But I don’t think putting my mind to it in this case is going to offer any benefit. I have been trying everything I know for the last 3 years to be back on my feet.
The only positive of all this, is it led me to kayaking! <img loading=” title=”Smile” />
Maybe I’ll have to spend my days sitting in a plastic boat from now on!
Jen[/quote:3777duxq]

Have you tried acupuncture? It won’t fix the problem but some people get very successful results in regards to symptomatic relief when other modalities don’t bring much relief. I strongly recommend you give it a try….it might be a nice alternative to popping pills (I’m guessing you are taking NSAIDs for relief???)….if it helps it will give your liver & kidneys a break.