My Mom's challenge with antibiotics and weak knees
by Nancy Beckman
I am contacting you on behalf of my 93 year old Mother. She has been getting regular UTIS which have been treated lately with 10 day courses of antibiotic IVs. One of the main side effects is very weak knees, she says they feel like Jello and she has now been falling at least once a weak. One might expect a 93 year old to have age-related issues, but i believe the severity of the knee problem, and how it is getting noticeably worse with every round of IVs leads me to believe she may have the tendon damage you describe here.
I know for a fact they put her on Cipro at least once, but she lives far away and I don't know all the antibiotics they are trying. it is one every week or two. How can we tell if the weak knees are tendon related, and what shall we do about it? She is healthy and alert aside from UTIS and weak knees.