old person knee problems

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  1. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey @allanun (or anyone else who knows what they are talking about, so basically just pallanun lolololol)

    In my somewhat less-grotesquely-obese form, I've been doing more activities when I can, and I noticed a weird dynamic with my right knee. I can't seem to easily go down steps like a normal person, the steeper the step, the more difficult it is. Climbing around rock jetties in particular (which I love 2 do 4 fishing purposes) is a real bitch.

    If I walk down a regular set of stairs, stepping down with my right foot (and bending left knee) is painless, but stepping down with left foot (and having to bend right knee) is... uncomfortable? Not quite painful, but just less stable feeling and with a weird sensation right in the center of the knee (like under where the kneecap is sorta?)

    Do I have knee lupus? Is there some sort of exercise I should do or should I try to get an MRI (which always seems impossible to request) to see if something is torn?
     
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  2. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    definitely sounds like terminal knee lupus

    cocaine should help with pain management during ur final days
     
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  3. AgelessDrifter

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    I think working from home at my coffee table has given me carpel tunnel and tennis elbow at the same time

    Either could also be repetitive motion stress from playing violin wrong or a combination of both but anyway I hate it
     
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  4. Utumno

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    i'm so glad TZT exists so we have a place to talk about our deteriorating joints and assholes as we slowly start to decay
     
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  5. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    how can you not get an MRI, do you have a HMO or a PPO
     
  6. Utumno

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    I've been able to get MRIs before (I have Kaiser), but in the past I've noticed they like to rule everything else out first (they'll do xrays, tell you to try not being fat, etc.)

    I'm guessing that shit is expensive lol
     
  7. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    I don't understand kaiser, is it that big of a saving for you?

    I had family on Kaiser who had cancer and needed a scan, I had also gone in for a check and needed one as well. I got mine (PPO) 2 days later they had to wait weeks.

    You can walk into any doctor office and just be like, hey here's this medicine, I want to try it, and they will explain it to you and you say I want it anyhow (depending on the cons).

    Kaiser also limits medicine like adderall based on the opinion of the 'health professional' where.. I just say give and it is so

    I refuse to deal with headaches when it comes to health, fuck that
     
  8. Arogarn

    Arogarn TZT Neckbeard

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    I have awful knees and have dislocated both of my kneecaps twice each. I didn't have kaiser so I just walked it off each time. Sometimes I still get pain when I've been backpacking or clinching a lot of stairs, but they haven't popped out in a long time. I think daily fish oil may have helped me some.
     
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  10. Grandasaur Egg

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    Bick is Good would absolutely savage this version of TZT
     
  11. Utumno

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    Kaiser has been p great tbh, MRIs and mental health scrips are the only two things I've ever heard of semi-directly that can involve more hassle/wait. In all other respects, I've been extremely happy with them - to me the biggest benefit vs any other health system I've tried (I bounced around a lot in my younger years) is just the lack of paperwork.

    You go in, you pay a copay if needed (I don't, because my workplace plan is amazeballs), and you get whatever you need. I can email doctors (even before covid) for most things and they respond almost immediately so I don't even have to go in a lot of the time. I never have to fill out a damn thing, maybe it's better now, but with previous plans that involved Atena or Blue Cross I had to true shit up sometimes and there was just forms and forms and forms to fill out. Fucking awful.

    And at this point we've been using Kaiser for so long, my family (parents, aunts, etc.) are very familiar w/the system and facilities. It would take a lot to get me to switch to something else.

    My ADHD stuff was mostly painless, though yeah I guess I had to talk to the psych dude a bit to switch around from scrip to scrip, but it really wasn't anything unreasonable.
     
  12. Utumno

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    Are you sure though? He might be too busy dealing with gout, arthritis, and lower back pains at the moment.
     
  13. Grandasaur Egg

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    Or perhaps lingering effects of ecstasy abuse
     
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  14. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    not gonna savage shit as a barista
     
  15. Arogarn

    Arogarn TZT Neckbeard

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    Do you guys think he really got the cool Jason Momoa scar in a bar knife fight?
     
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  17. Samassi Abou

    Samassi Abou TZT Abuser

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    Isn't Bick a middle-aged alt-right Turkish/Mexican/Jewish wannabe boomer these days? I suspect that he'd be the one being savaged.
     
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  18. allanun

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    I'll post later but probably don't need an MRI. You probably just have some knee arthritis. How old are you again?
     
  19. Utumno

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  20. Arogarn

    Arogarn TZT Neckbeard

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    He attributed it to a knife fight but it's like the perfect video game character scarred face aesthetic.

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