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Cartilage In Knee Pain
My 3TMRI shows bilateral knee effusion and thinning of cartilage with knee pain for 1 yr. Iam 34yrs, physio therapist, what precautions should i take ?
Strengthening: If you are a physiotherapist, then you can start yourself on a strengthening program for the knees, which should help with any symptoms you may have. If you have knee symptoms currently, it would make sense to ease up on your activities until symptoms improve. Other than that, no specific precautions are necessary for your MRI findings. ...Read more
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
Depends: Two kinds of "cartilage" in knee..Surface cartilage which is white shiny cover on bones and meniscal which is the "shock absorber" between bones on each side. Exam history and MRI help diagnose. Surgery to remove or repair meniscal tears. Articular cartilage may need surgery to smooth or resurface it. It does not "heal". Meniscal surgery can be very simple, articular damage can be very tricky. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Outer lateral cartilage of knee is reduced so pain in the lateral knee,what can be best treatment,what should be done?
Many things: Rest, ice, over the counter pain meds, and activity modification is a good starting point. Your orthopaedic surgeon can give you more specifics. ...Read more
Is it reasonable that a child dislocate both kneecaps and doesn't realized until knee pain as a teen and MRI shows scarred cartilage?
Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia patellae is early arthritis of the kneecap cartilage. It can be caused by an episode of trauma such as a dislocation, but it can also be caused by a slightly off-track kneecap called patelofemoral syndrome. The off track joint can cause premature wearing on the cartilage like a sliding door that goes off its track. It might not be painful for years after the injury. ...Read more
Ongoing knee experiments. knee pain and swelling. Hurts to walk . Have had tears on cartilage. Have a brace and crutches. What should I do?
See details: See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. I have no idea what you mean by knee experiment. ...Read more
I have bad knee pain, doctor said it might be my meniscus and said it might be the cartilage. Does that seem right?
Doubt: Read wikipedia...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/shark_cartilage.Get a more detailed answer ›
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