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Could Cartilage Damage In My Knee Stop Me From Horse Riding
Maybe: You can probably continue recreational riding, however, sport riding (barrel, roping, racing, etc.) requires control with the knees, which may irritate the damaged cartillage and cause pain, which could result in loss of control. Once the cartillage is repaired or cleaned, your chances of returning to sport riding is much higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, but...: Steroids decrease inflammation and therefore help to decrease pain associated with injury or surgery. While a steroid injection or oral steroids may help decrease symptoms, they will not restore cartilage or reverse/prevent arthritis. Nonetheless, they can be helpful if used judiciously to "jumpstart" your recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is knee cartilage damage painful? My knee has been feeling discomfort for 2 weeks, but it goes away when I forget about it. No pain, I can walk.
Depends: Knee cartilage damage can indeed be painful but this depends of the severity of the damage and your overall health and the time since the damage occurred. If you aren't having any significant pain then it's likely nothing to worry about, but do see a physician if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more
I have previous retropatellar cartilage damage and recently hyperextened that knee. Any reason I should rush into a Dr or can I try RICE first?
Knee injury: i would definitely try RICE for at least 10 days before seeking expert assistance ...Read more
What kind of cartilage damage is done in the knee when my knee has painful popping and clicking? If i stand and twist my knee it really hurts help
Meniscal tear?: Your symptoms are suggestive of a meniscal tear. See an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
Knee cartilage: See an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more
Left knee hurts, MRI showed cartilage damage, other knee and my ankle also hurt, there is swelling, and the pain radiates, what could it be?
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