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
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