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Elliptical Exercise Meniscus Tears
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
It can: Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon. You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis(start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg(tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat.Look up diagram of exercise. ...Read more
Best to ask surgeon: Your ability to progress to cardio exercise (stationary bike, elliptical, etc.) after knee arthroscopy depends upon what exactly was done in your knee. A simple meniscal tear debridement (pain "removal") requires minimal internal healing and may allow very rapid return to desired activites (10-14 days). If internal healing is required (acl reocnstruction or other "repair") expect 3-6 week delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Swimming can often be a fantastatic exercise for patients with knee injuries and patients suffering from arthritis. The water reduces the amount of pressure placed across the joint with activity. Aqua therapy is often a useful adjunct to a successful injury recovery program. ...Read more
Lateral knee pain mostly when crossing leg. Full weight bearing/strengh (can do ATG bodyweight squats), no swelling or tenderness. Meniscus tear?
IT Band: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band) can cause pain on the lateral or outside part of the knee. Most common in runners. Common syndrome aggravated by crossing the affected leg. I would expect more swelling and tenderness with a meniscus tear. Stretching, Cold therapy, rest, and NSAIDS are helpful. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise is good: You should only be limited by the pain or any instability of the joint so if instability present, don't lead with the affected leg and consider one step at a time but the exercise through all means is beneficial as is weight control to reduce load across the joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more
2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain full thicartil
Swimming: ..Without too much pushing off the wall. ...Read more
Have patellofemoral syndrome & chondromalacia w/subluxable patella. During exercise patella shifted & could not walk. Later loud pop w/swelling.
How long after ACL reconstruction (patellar autograft) with medial meniscus repair and lateral meniscectomy can one start taking anti-inflammatories?
MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?
Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check out this paper: This is a great paper - but it might be hard for you to download it "A training program to improve neuromuscular and performance indices in female high school soccer players." Noyes FR1, Barber-Westin SD, Tutalo Smith ST, Campbell T. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Feb;27(2):340-51 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22465985 ...Read more
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