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Sep 25, 2015 8:36 PM

I decided to start tracking my pain and maybe find some people who are in a similar situation. I'm way to young to be in this much pain but with chondromalacia patellar not much I can do. I've had so many doctors telling me different things and now I've started physio to try and be more normal. I can't walk very far without being in pain, stairs are a no no and I have to limit my hours on my feet.

Sep 25, 2015 8:42 PM

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Sep 25, 2015 9:00 PM

I'm so sorry Tooyoung. Chronic pain just sucks at any age. I'm probably not the best person for advice tonight bc I'm having a great big pity party. Lol. Talking to my best friend who lives 10 hours away is the best medicine for me. She gets me laughing and then I relax. This is a great forum for advice. Lots of great people on here

Sep 26, 2015 8:35 AM

TooYoung, welcome to our community family. I am sorry that you are dealing with such a chronic knee problem. I have bilateral valgus deformities that I was born with. I also have no meniscus in my left knee, have had it operated on 3 times and I need a new knee. I also have several other issues that cause mega pain. Being in constant pain is horrible no matter your age but it breaks my heart to hear when young folks are plagued with these issues. It's a good thing that you are trying physio. It's a step to getting better (or trying at least). Know that no matter what is going on, you can always come here and talk to us. There is always someone here to chat with and nobody is going to judge you if you vent, complain, ask questions or anything else you need to say. What kind of doctor are you seeing for your knee? Is there another doctor you can see that doesn't know the other from which you can get another opinion? I hope that you can get the help you need and start feeling better and get back to living and enjoying your life. Know that it IS possible to enjoy life even in pain but you have to be very aware of your body, don't overdo and do the things you love whenever the pain isn't too intense. I wish you all the luck in the world and will be here to chat if you need me. You'll be in my prayers. 🌻🙏🏻
Gammymac, you're allowed to have a major pity party!! After all, you're the one in pain. I'm glad your best friend can help you relax. My best friend is 4 hours away so I know it's hard to be apart. Know that we are here for you and I hope that we can offer you the support and comfort you need when you're having a pity party. Hang in there, it'll all be ok. We will all get through together.. One foot in front of the other.🌻🙏🏻

Sep 26, 2015 8:52 AM

I don't know your age range, but I have a friend who's been dealing with fibromyalgia symptoms since her late teens; I began my journey at 25 and my boyfriend is 25 with RA... It flat out sticks... A Lot.
I've been trying to track my pain more too. I know there are some triggers in the weather and oddly enough the people I know with chronic pain (in a geographic region)are all curled up on a couch with Netflix all around the same time.
You are not alone. <*Hugs*>

Sep 26, 2015 9:30 PM

TooYoung, I'm sorry you are hurting with chondromalacia of the patella. I was diagnosed with this in my thirties, and I'm 54 this year. My knee has given me problems on and off for years. I bought a strap that goes under the kneecap, by Mueller. It helps keep my kneecap from slipping out of place. It's more comfortable than the stretch sleeves with a hole in the center. I use Voltaren gel also. I hope you can find a way to reduce your pain. You'll be in my prayers. 🙏🌼

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