I have severe arthritis in both knees and also a rare dysplasia on both knee caps. I am a former CDF Firefighter and avid hiker/runner. Last November I was hiking with a friend aprox. 3-4 times a week and pain got worse and worse. My Dr. finally sent for a MRI and was diagnosed with a "Mild Femoral Trocular Dysplasia". He had enver seen and therefor would not help nor perscribe pain meds. By the grace of God I found a PT and Pain Mgmt. center that really helps me. I got to the point of not being able to walk to the mail box. There is a cream perscription called "Voltaren Gel" miracle stuff!! Also Norco at almost 8 a day too much, and finally 15mg MS Contin 2-4 every 12 hrs with Norco for breakthrough pain. After 7 months of shear hell I finally can make dinner and sleep, shop, etc...View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.