I Need Therapy

I know what you’re thinking. I can almost hear it. “Yes, Jenster, we know. We’ve been saying you need therapy for a very long time.”

Well it’s not THAT kind of therapy I’m talking about.

I saw the doctor yesterday and it turns out I have only a slight medial meniscal tear. I also have a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament. The big problem, however, is “moderate to high-grade trochlear chondrosis and moderate patellar chondrosis.

So there you have it. We all know what that means, right?

It has to do with the “tracking” of my knee cap and joint. This is not a new problem for me and I’ve gone through physical therapy two different times in the last 10 years for this with little to no effect. But I’m going to try it again.

This time he gave me an injection of Synvisc (motor oil for knee joints) and lidocaine. As he was walking towards me with the long needle he said, with a completely straight face, “I don’t want you to worry about this. I’ve given this shot many, many times and it’s never hurt me. Not once.” Well, it didn’t hurt me, either. It just felt weird, but while weird may not be my love language, I do speak it fluently. So it’s all good.

Plan A is to do physical therapy two to three times a week for four weeks. I’ll go back after that and see Don Rickles┬áto re-evaluate. If my knee is not showing any signs of improvement then Plan B – arthroscopy to fix the meniscus – might be worth it.

I’m shooting for Plan A.





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