Some may remember my post from a couple months ago titled “A request of the T-clan”.
Well, here it is over two months on, and no change. I haven’t squatted, deadlifted, run, or biked in that time. The knee is STILL problematic. I’m going to see some more experts in the next few weeks. In any case, I still suspect meniscus tear(s), even though the MRI done two months ago was negative. When walking, I often have a “clicking” sensation, which feels a lot like my knee is popping out of joint on every step. That in itself isn’t painful, but after a short time, I can feel swelling coming on, and get some “tingling” sensation in the left foot.
Here comes the questions:
Is it possible that the MRI came up negative because the MRI was done without load? I’m wondering if there’s a one-sided tear that could open up under load, but when unloaded closes up and therefore doesn’t show up on MRI.
Is exploratory surgery the only certain option? I was given the option to go ahead with arthroscopic surgery as a means to find anything that might be going on, with the caveat that they might STILL find nothing, and have to go through recovery for no reason.