Sometimes, getting old sucks.
But I suppose it beats the alternative…
The image above is my left knee, in the middle of getting a cortisone/lidocaine injection yesterday morning.
Yeah, it hurt.
Why would one willingly let a complete stranger shove a foot-long needle as big around as a pencil into their knee?
OK, so the needle only felt that big, but still, why?
Call it a desperate attempt to relieve chronic knee pain, pain that’s exacerbated by my new-found love of running.
Should you really care, the technical problem is called Chondromalacia patellae, the fancy-pants medical term for damaged and softened cartilage behind the kneecap.
In layman’s terms, the stuff behind the kneecap that is supposed to glide freely across your thigh bone is trashed, causing bone-on-bone contact that quite frankly, hurts like hell.Continue Reading