njc2007 (njc2007) wrote,

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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.
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