njc2007 (njc2007) wrote,
njc2007
njc2007

  • Mood:

PFS

History: I've had knee pain for years. We discovered an osteochondroma (benign bone tumour) about ten years ago and assumed the pain was from it.

Today: I went to a specialist who assumed the same thing when he looked at the xrays, and then looked for other causes when I pointed to where it hurt. (Same knee, different location.) He has diagnosed patella femoral syndrome (PFS) due to a week vastus medialus oblique (VMO); although, he said it is more likely that I have over-strengthening of the three other quad muscles and just have to strengthen the VMO to "catch up". The pain is unrelated to the tumour at all, and is more likely partially caused by overpronation of my foot. Yup. Those orthotics are a necessary expense. So, I'm off to physiotherapy. He also gave me a shot directly into the knee joint and it hurts worse than before. Maybe the cure really is worse than the disease.
Tags: knee
Subscribe

  • 4.0

    Just got the marks for my final course in the Medical Transcriptionist Certificate. 4.0 GPA!!!! Now I have to find work. I wish that were easier…

  • Done

    With the exams over on the weekend, I have officially completed my Medical Transcription Certificate. Now I need to think about finding some…

  • It's official!

    I finished the courses two years ago, but never applied to graduate. So, now it's official. I received my Certificate in Creative Writing and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments