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Can Physical Therapy Help A Meniscal Tear Instead Of Surgery
Yes: Not every meniscus tear requires surgery. Some meniscus tears if they are in the "red zone"area where they get blood supply may heal. Others that are in the "white zone" that do not have a good blood supply may not heal. Physical therapy can strengthen the muscles supporting the knee and will often help. Your doctor can help you decide on conservative versus surgical treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Limped due to a torn meniscus since age 12 have brace that helps with pain but still cant walk without limp I did physical therapy but it didn't help?
Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female, 69, physically very active, good health, with left knee pain and decreased range of motion.
Mri :complex medial meniscal tear.
Probably: If you have a complex tear of the medial meniscal cartilage, then it usually does not heal on its own. Limited range of motion can occur when the cartilage is broken or flipped out of position. If your pain persist, you will probably need endoscopic surgery. Ask your doctor for a referral to an Orthopedic Doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a partial tear to rotator cuff. Opted for physical therapy rather than surgery. After several weeks of therapy still some stiffness. Will the stiffness ever go away?
Yes: Partial rotator cuff tears are often treatable with therapy, but may take 6-12 weeks to improve. Oral and/or injectable steroids are helpful and may speed recovery. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery works quite well. The inflamed bursa and partial rotator cuff tear will be debrided. Bone spurs are also removed. The typical recovery is 3-4 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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