proper procedure after knee surgery

About 3 years ago I had orthoscopic surgery to repair a torn miniscus. My first visit back to the doctors was 6 days later where he told me to Stand on my toes and squat down at least 300 times a day Which I did every day everychance I got. My next visit was 2 months later where he told me my hamstring was shrinking on the side my surgery was done and that I wasn't excersizing I told him I was and he said Do more! I went back a month later and he stuck his thumb under my knee cap and down inbetween the bones in my knee which was excrutiating then told me come back in a month.My knee the next day was swollen and very painful whe I went back he suggested PT and I went 2Xweek 12 visits total I went back and he stuck his thumb in just lick before REALLY PAINFUL! I told my primary physisician what he did and that I wanted to go to someone else. He said that the inurance wouldn't allow this and I had to go.Three more times I went and he did the same thing Then he told me I had Arthritis that was not cause by the tear and that was the problem. Wouldn't he have known this before?
Why did he do those painful exams? I have changed Docotrs FINALLY and had my knee drained at least 5 times and cortizone injections at the same time during a 6 month period. Should I keep taking these cortizone shots? Thats what this new doctor says is the only thing he can do until I get a knee replacement. How can I all of asudden get arthritis so fast after this kind of knee surgery? Plese help? I have heard that the shots are not good if you have too many and that knee replcement is for old people
I am 55 and have always been very active outdoorsy person I am tired of waiting to get better it is causing me to be very depressed

Posted By Jill Amaral on November 06, 2007 at 16:57:56:

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