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Last Oct my very large german shepherd knocked me off my feet injuring my knee, a trip to A&E diagnosed soft tissue damge, recommeded RICE and self referral to NHS Physio if no improvement after 7 days, so did this and waited a further 3 weeks for appt, so Mid Nov went along and physio couldnt be carried out as still extremelypainful and swollen, physio referred me to Orthopaedics which I attended on Christmas eve, she referred me back to physio for acupuncture and an MRI (which I'm having March 8th) the report came from Ortho that there were positive results for McMurrays, Clarkes and patella compresion tests, this means nothing to me, the acupuncture hasn't helped and even on my fourth visit my knee was so swollen that he couldnt get the needles in one part so its been reommended I don't carry on. So I'm now 4 months down the line and no where near getting any better, walking up and especially downstairs is very painful, driving hurts as its my left knee and the bending and straightening for the clutch aggravates it as does getting up from a seated position. I'm only 45 and feel like an old crock, my GP won't prescribe me anything stronger than 15/500 co codamol, does anyone know what the terminology used in the report actually means so I have some idea what i'm up against.
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