I can no longer leave the house without a mobility aid. I need crutches to move around because my knee is collapsing for so far unknown reasons - not meniscus, not arthritic, no total tear of a tendon - and I couldn’t aks the orthopedist for more insight because he wanted to send me straight to a psychiatrist.
Now going for a second opinion and in a month, to see a neurologist. GP said I am def hypermobile, he assumes hypermobility syndrome or EDS unless some other condition is diagnosed that explains it. But that does not explain the collapsing knee.
I will walk the first maybe 20 steps of the day fine. But then it gives out under me. I can catch it before falling generally. But I have taken more than one fall.
If it’s not linked to being bendy, I don’t care much. Either it goes away or I just use crutches, whatever. But my chronically painful other joints, if the collapsing knee is a sign of something that can happen to the rest of my joints too, where does this lead? I just want to know it’s not systemic. That is all I care for.
But I guess I have a long time to wait.