About Me: Male, 29, Kiama, Australia, member since Oct 2010
Hi my name is Lee i am 26, from Australia. I came on here because i had a car accident about 6 years ago and my knee has had a fairly large hole put in the cartilage, to the bone i think.
Since then i have used it as much as i could but am starting to notice different parts of my body starting to feel like they are wearing unevenly. In particular my left wrist as i play golf and have realized that i cant swing onto my knee (left knee, iam right handed) which causes me to kinda kink my wrist on impact making it hurt. It feels like it has RSI in it as it clicks and cracks whenever i move it. I found some exercises that can help so iam trying them, and fish oil as well.The wrist isn't too much of a drama as i know when i get my knee fixed (fairly sure i can, doctor said he can... and is doing a op this month) that i will be able to do everything as normal. Hopefully my wrist will slowly get better with the correct actions. Iam fairly smart and know not to over do things, well now iam older, the main thing i am concerned about now is my hip.
At first i had alot of problems, from substance abuse, family break up and was not able to accept that my knee was going to stop me from doing things i could do before. I tried and tried to do things but eventually realized that i could not do them anymore. I went back to golf and persisted with that, and now i am finally relaxed i have realized that because i cant use my knee it makes me not be able to use my hip correctly..... automatically , whatever. So its like when i go to step onto my knee i cant use it then the force goes to my hip and it pops out. Ie it doesn't all just work together.
So i am wondering do you think this would cause irregular wear on the hip joint and inevitably arthritis? I have heard of FAI of the hip causing irregular wear on cartilage, but just wondering if what i have mentioned would have caused problems.
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