I would return to your doctor and inform them of what is going on,
then request to have another therapist handle your case. You need to
remember, YOU know more about what you can and can't do. Most have
no clue to what you are all about. They may have useful information
or treatments, but not necessarily know how it relates to your
specific condition. Have you ever tried water therapy? That, plus
some heat might help. Michelle
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, "Becky" <beck0912@y...> wrote:
> Hi. My name is Becky. I'm 52 years old and have mild to moderate
> guess)AMC. I've belonged to this group for a long time, but
> posted very often. I have a situation I am hoping some of you can
> help with: Recently my right knee began to buckle and I ended up
> having an MRI, and seeing an orthopedic specialist. She sent me
> physical therapy - prescription indicated muscle strengthening not
> range of motion exercises. The MRI showed moderate to severe
> degenerative arthritis. Also, I was born with the right kneecap
> turned to the side of my leg. I wore corrective braces as a very
> young child which turned it mostly back to the front.
> Anyway. The PT (physical therapist) keeps wiggling my kneecaps to
> loosen them. She pulled each of them way out of how they line up
> TAPED them there. (hurt like the dickens - glad I'm allergic to
> tape - she had to take it off). Each week it seemed she was
> more and more to make my knees bend "properly". I asked her at my
> last visit why she was doing these things - because (I pointed to
> guy next to me)my knees don't bend like his do - I don't walk like
> does. She told me that I did. Well both my sister and my husband
> had fits - saying NO I don't walk like others.
> Also I want to say, since going to PT my knee has begun to have
> buckle cramps in it again and hurts more now than it has in a long
> while. Actually kept me awake almost all of one night!
> Never having had PT before like this, I am asking those who have -
> I wrong - because I'm not going back to her - I think she is not
> paying attention to the prescription orders and has done more harm
> than good with trying to get my kneecaps lines up "properly"!
> Please comment.
> thank you