I have been experiencing knee pain for some time. Based upon my readings in this forum I decided to have my knee checked out. Well, the doctor told by my knee is shot. I may have to have a knee replacement in the future. In the meantime I purchased a knee brace. Is there anyone out there that can tell me what to expect?
I am in a similar situation in that I have had both knees scoped for meniscus damage and now have constant discomfort in both. I will be going to the doctor in two weeks and am going, in part, to ask for a referral to an orthopedic specialist.
Not to disagree with 'Turtle Jack', but there are some alternative treatments that claim to offer help. I am not recommending these folks but I am going to try to hang onto my own knees as long as I can. Once you have parts replaced there is no going back, and if knee replacements are like hip replacements, they may have to be re-done in about 15 years.
Wife had one knee replaced in late June, and was out walking a mile
within 5 weeks and 10 weeks later went on a trip to England with extensive
walking (more than her traveling companion found comfortable) without
any difficulty at all. Motivation and attitude have a lot to do with results.