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About 6 1/2 months ago I had left knee arthroscopy to fix an acute meniscus tear and discoid meniscus. The tear had actually folded over and was causing me a lot of discomfort. In addition I've also been told I have a lot of wearing down of my cartilage in that knee due to the fact that I have some abnormal anatomy and have chosen running as my sport of choice. However, I had no persistant pain before this injury/procedure.
I have cotinued to have pain all of this time. I had gotten back in to short distances (my peak after surgery was 2 very slow miles) but couldn't push through and farther or faster without pain and also couldn't be on my feet doing anything (walking, standing, running) for more than 30 mins. After an hour even sitting was a relief - I had to get my knee elevated. I was given a cortisone shot about 2 weeks ago and although that has help extend the length of time on my feet, I'm still in a lot more pain than I was before the surgery.
The doctors are telling me it is the wearing of the cartilage that is the problem. But considering I had no pain (I even was running 10 miles a year ago), I'm having trouble accepting this diagnosis. Has anyone else had the same experience? Were there any complications that may have happened during surgery that is causing this increase in pain?
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