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Can Getting Cartilage Tears Be A Hereditary Problem
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Low impact exercises: Low impact exercises are generally a good idea when one is suffering from knee injuries. Riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines, or swimming are exercises that will help strengthen the muscles around the knee without causing significant discomfort. Avoid squats or lunges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?
Bilateral knee pain: Assuming you underwent arthroscopic lateral retinacular releases to attempt to realign the tilt of your patella , and the fact that u still have significant knee pain ,indicates that your problem has not been helped by the releases. Infortunately that sometimes occurrs when the amount of damage to the underside of the knee cap is substantial. Things u can do , increase quad strength by walking in a heated pool waist high, daily for 15-20 min. Lose 20 lbs . Take glucosamine and fish oil. May also use alleve 2 tabs twice a day for 4 weeks. Avoid bending of your knee as much as u can , avoid or limit stairs ,hills ,. The releases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I twisted my knee and heard a big loud pop when bowling. Just went to Dr. To get the MRI results. Complex meniscus tear w much cartlidge gone. He gave me a cortisone injection, but also mentioned I would likey end up needing knee replacement. I'm so conf
Treatments specific: Meniscal cartilage tears in older individuals may often be treated nonoperatively. In younger individuals, the goal is repair though some meniscal teas in poorly vascular areas are difficult to heal. Many of these procedures are performed arthroscopically. Your doctor can discuss your MRI findings, your personal goals and the best specific treatment for your personal circumstances. ...Read more
Knee pain: Cartilage tears and cartilage degeneration are extremely common, especially in the knees. Cartilage lays over the knee bones and lines the joint. It also produces synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant and reduces friction inside the joint (think oil inside your engine). Fix: consider physical therapy, relubricating hyluronic acid injections, regenerative treatment(prp, stem cells), or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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