Lifelong OSD

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I have suffered from OSD since I was about 16 and I am now 59!! All the medical advice seems to point to the fact that the condition will right itself over time but for me this certainly is not the case. My knee is as painful today as it has ever been. I am, however, so used to it that I cope with it quite happily until I knock it and then it is AGONY.

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    I had OSD when I was a teeneager, and still have painfull knees now (I'm 28). Although the pain I feel is more of a chronic fatigue, different to the pain when I was younger. Is this at all similar to the OP?
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    i suffered this in my early teens. at the time it was painful when it was knocked but now at 26 its hardened off and now is quite tough and able to take big knocks and i play rugby still now. another good thing is at work instead of kneeling down straight onto my knees i either use pads or just crouch thus saving having problems later on in life from kneeling all the time hopefully.
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    i've also had osd for 43 years. Went to docs today and was told to take pain killers. Surely theres something else that can be done?
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    [quote:84c747c2bb=\"steve ward \"]i've also had osd for 43 years. Went to docs today and was told to take pain killers. Surely theres something else that can be done?[/quote:84c747c2bb]

    Nowadays it appears all medical practitioners are trained to fob patients off with the bare minimum of treatment, in the hope that they will go away and suffer (or die) quietly, so as to save many pennies for the government.

    In the meantime many people in need are suffering in silence!

    Push to see a specialist!!!

    Good luck

    coogaah

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    He there. Ive had OSD for several years now. When in Navy i was foobed off to take pain killers and got told to just get on with it by specialest. But i left the Navy just over a year ago and have already found a specialist who has operated on it. Ive now got a big scar going over the Lump (which is still there), and i all numb like on one side of the scar. Im still having painful days with it and it gives way on me even more now. Going back to see said specialist to see what else can be done.
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