Friday, April 08, 2011

Good news...bad news

Good news is that it looks like we finally have an answer to what's been causing Kenzie to be in pain since her soccer injury in October.  She was seen by a University of Maryland dr today and he said that the pain she is having is almost always is associated with a knee cap injury.  He did a bunch of different tests on her and they all pointed back to the same diagnosis.  So yay, we finally know what's wrong with her.  Thank you God!  Bad news is, no sports til this issue is healed, she has 6 wks of physical therapy.  If she's not feeling any pain at that point, she should be good to go otherwise she needs to go back and see and he did mention that surgery could be needed if PT didn't help.  She has her first PT next Friday and we'll see how things go from there.  Dr said that this type of injury does not show up on MRI's (of which she's had 3) and can only be diagnosed in the office by doing physical tests...which none of the other drs she saw did the tests that this one did today.

We'll definitely know better for future sports injuries not to mess around with the drs/PT offices over here.  I'm very upset because if she had gotten diagnosed correctly at the beginning she'd probably be ok at this point, even if we ended up going the surgery route.  Hard to believe this has been going on for over 6 months now and we've gotten everything from stress fracture to there's nothing wrong, do you're normal sporting activites.   I wonder how much additional damage was done by her continuing to try to do softball and ref soccer games?

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