The past year has been an absolute whirlwind of emotion. On February 4, 2020, I underwent major knee surgery with Dr. Lyle Cain due to the development of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee, a disorder where fragments of bone or cartilage come loose and float around in the knee joint.
After 40 years of wear and tear, my left knee decided to give me problems that I could no longer temporarily resolve. One day I heard it pop and it became swollen. The usual "stay off it for a few days" did not help. The inflammation was not going away. It was so bad that I could not walk on it.
I have terrible arthritis in my knee plus a bakers cyst which is on the same arthritic knee.
Dr. Ricardo Colberg gives me injections in the knee which I never know when he puts the needles in. He is amazing!
I am super terrified of needles so he has to be outstanding for me to sit still .
He has also drained the bakers cyst a couple of times & left me pain free for quite sometime.
I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years along with fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. Over time, the combination of these three conditions made my feet turn and twist. It got so bad I couldn’t even wear shoes, instead wearing Crocs most of the time. For years, I felt like I was walking on rocks and oftentimes my pain level was a 10 out of 10.
I’ve been an athlete my whole life and have completed many marathons over the years. I love to run, cycle, and swim, so a triathlon was a natural progression for me. In my 30+ years of being an athlete, I’ve never had problems with injuries. I’ve had a sore knee here and there, but nothing major, so I would just ice it, rest and continue with my training when the pain and discomfort subsided.
On my third day of police academy in 2011, I experienced a terrible pain in my leg. I went to my local doctor and he said I had a torn ACL. There’s not too much you can do about a torn ACL (other than surgically repairing), so I put a brace on it and kept rocking with my police academy training.
Hello, my name is Katelyn Bergeron. I am 16-years-old and attend Oak Grove High School. I enjoy cheerleading, playing tennis and modeling.
My injury started when I was 15-years-old. I first noticed it when I was tumbling - it felt like my knee cap would slip out, causing sharp pains. I thought I was just sore and needed rest from cheering every single day. It turns out I was extremely wrong.
At the age of 61, I have had a history of rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, a recent fall resulted in me twisting my right knee. I started having some popping and swelling in my knee with weightbearing activities, which caused constant pain and discomfort when sitting.
My son, Jacob, who is in now in his senior year at Oak Mountain High School, plays football and wrestles for the Eagles. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the 2018 football season Jacob experienced a severe contact injury. During practice while his leg was planted, a teammate rolled into the side of his leg, resulting in a severe, left knee injury.
My son, Jaden, a senior at Homewood High School, was injured during summer football practice in late June, 2018. Jaden was participating in 7-on-7 drills as a defensive back and was covering a receiver. When Jaden went to plant his left foot, he felt his left knee buckle.