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tendonitis of knee

Posted by
chris on January 19, 2000 at 12:42:33:

Last fall I had a infection in my finger. I was given Levaquin. After 4 days I developed severe tendonitis of my Tendons of the Gracilis. I was and am a very active person. I use to run, bike, stairmaster, tennis ,walk, ski etc. Now I can swim. I am in PT. The orthopedist drained fuild and injected cortisone(on the opposite side of my knee?) in Nov.. I am getting somewhat depressed and less hopeful about recovery as most of the practioners are not real hopeful. I don't want to give up!!
chris



Re: chronic tendonitis of knee How to approach chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 21, 2000 at 08:59:37:

In Reply to: tendonitis of knee posted by chris on January 19, 2000 at 12:42:33:

Hi, Chris.

My first question is why you were not told to use hot soaks for the infection? Could it be because that advice did not require a prescription? Did you read the package insert about the risks?

NOW, you may have to cope with the results of that lack of candor by the doc.

Were this me, I would be seeing a good Clinical Ecologist to see if I could get an estimate of whether any reaction will continue to cause me more problems in the future--or even IF the drug had anything to DO with this.

Next, I would keep up my underwater exercises, to the aerobic point, at least 5 times a week; do a daily gentle stretching exercise for the whole body and, finally, learn about and start practicing SR to get rid of the "bracing" always associated with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Ask your library to find you a copy of "Synergetics" by Taylor and Joanna Hay. It was first published by Pocket Books in 1990.

Chiropractic could probably change your knee "tracking" sufficiently to get you past THIS episode. Rolfing would help and you might look into Feldenkrais OR Alexander Technique. REALLY, your biggest concern must be how to prevent future recurrences which are almost certainly coming if you do not become a student of why this happens.

The drug, even if certainly related to this, was only the "straw that broke the camel's back". This was coming anyhow. At worst, the drug changed your immune system sufficiently to keep you more susceptible to this kind of thing. More likely is that it was the "straw" and your underlying causes were accumulating for years already. Even if the drug had nothing to do with it, those causes are STILL there and, without your dealing with them, this will be back more and more frequently in the future.

Finally, I would spend a few hours on the archives about arthritis (see link I have prepared for you below) paying special attention to the introduction, SR, LGS and bracing. Go to the glossary for any unfamiliar terms.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



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