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What are good physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

What are good physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

After we care of : Torn portion, then we exercise, physical therapy after a meniscal tear focuses on strengthening the muscles of your upper leg, calf and hip, which all work to support the knee. See the picture please. ...Read more

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What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

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 more

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What are good physical therapy exercises post arthroscopic surgery due to a meniscus tear?

What are good physical therapy exercises post arthroscopic surgery due to a meniscus tear?

Straight leg easier: When walking, place your foot in front of your body, landing on the outer heel of your foot. Your foot should land on either side of an imaginary line, and your toe should be pointed at 45 degree angle from the ground. Land with your leg straight, and keep it straight until after the leg has passed behind you. When your leg is behind your body, push off with your big toe forcing your body forward. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

Repair: Torn meniscus cartilages should be saved if at all possible. While exercising with a bike and a pool are usually safe, repair is preferred. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

Can you please recommend some effective physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

Quad strength: The best thing to do is to keep your quadraceps muscle strong with straight leg raises and or wall sits. Also, avoid lunges, knee extensions, squats, and running activities. ...Read more

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Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.

Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.

May need surgery: If you underwent an attempt at non operative care for a meniscus and are still having symptoms, it suggests it probably did not heal. You may be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery. I would discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Doctor, For Mucoid Degeneration in Posterior Horn of Medial and Lateral Meniscus, any other treatment except Surgery such as medication, exercises?

Doctor, For Mucoid Degeneration in Posterior Horn of Medial and Lateral Meniscus, any other treatment except Surgery such as medication, exercises?

Avoid future....: ...stress, such as deep squats, no twisting in a squat position such as a fast pitch softball league or baseball. B careful in twisting sport as tennis,. Many times a nonfunctional brace like a neoprene sleeve will help . It does so by sending 2 Ur brain subconscious proprioception signals & in turn U subconsciously protect U knee by being more careful with no thinking. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and he said I sprained my knee and I went to therapy for it but it is hurting me close to my meniscus what should I do?

I went to the doctor and he said I sprained my knee and I went to therapy for it but it is hurting me close to my meniscus what should I do?

Depends: Depends on the type of specialist you saw. Obviously you don't want to suffer through your therapy. 'close to my meniscus' means nothing. Did you have an acute injury? Did the knee swell? Is there an effusion? Can you walk on the limb? Recommend following up with your MD or an orthopedic surgeon if that's not who you first saw. ...Read more

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I had meniscus surgery 3 years ago and now have severe pain again. I am 63 can I have a second surgery or can I remedy with less traumatic therapy?

I had meniscus surgery 3 years ago and now have severe pain again. I am 63 can I have a second surgery or can I remedy with less traumatic therapy?

Try to postpone : A second surgery unless u have tried other approaches like physical therapy, acupuncture, magnetic therapy (nikken.Com), or get a second opinion. If u have weight issues, losing weight may be beneficial.Best wishes! http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358 http://www.Home-remedies-for-you.Com/askquestion/4020/home-remedies-for-meniscus-tear-i-got-a-knee-injur.Html. ...Read more

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Without physical therapy, will a torn lateral meniscus still be able to heal?

Without physical therapy, will a torn lateral meniscus still be able to heal?

Maybe: Pt does not heal the meniscal tear, the healing of the meniscus depend upon the location of the tear, peripheral tears(toward the outside)could potentially heal, teras more toward the middle of the meniscus do not heal.Either one usually require surgery.(arthoscopy). ...Read more

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Can bucket handle tear of medial meniscus be cured without surgery by doing physical therapy?

No: However a small tear that doesn't impede knee rom can be stabilized with appropriate knee strengthening. ...Read more

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How long will I have physical therapy after an acl/meniscus surgery?

How long will I have physical therapy after an acl/meniscus surgery?

One to three months: If you are returning to normal activity, one to three months should be adequate. If you are returning to sporting activities like skiing, basketball, etc. Then more therapy would be needed to fully benefit from the strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will i be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will i be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

Maybe: Depends primarily on the size, type and location of the meniscal tear. The torn cartilage may block your motion or simply cause too much pain when trying to bend the knee. ...Read more

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Had 30% of left medial meniscus removed in July. 8 weeks therapy . Cortisone shot. Whole knee hurts and limp.58 years old. Will I always limp?

Had 30% of left medial meniscus removed in July. 8 weeks therapy . Cortisone  shot. Whole knee hurts and limp.58 years old. Will I always limp?

Most likely unless: The cartilage in the knee is a protective covering over the bone. As we age some of that wears off and now you may have bone on bone friction causing inflammation (arthritis). Depending on severity, it can require a knee replacement. Without surgery, it is a progressive deterioration of the joint, and it is most likely that you will limp. ...Read more

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Doctor, can stem cells therapy be used for treatment of medial meniscus tear?

Doctor, can stem cells therapy be used for treatment of medial meniscus tear?

YES: You may want to consider stem cell therapy for your meniscal tear. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 10,000 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

Rehabilitation: Saving the meniscus is always our first priority. If exercising with a torn meniscus then the bike and the pool are usually the safest. ...Read more

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Ive got a menisectomy for my lateral meniscus on 4th may.Now till date the doctor says therapy.wn i touch my knee laterally i feel pain what i must do?

Ive got a menisectomy for my lateral meniscus on 4th may.Now till date the doctor says therapy.wn i touch my knee laterally i feel pain what i must do?

Need clarification: This sounds like it hurts at the surgical site. You need to discuss this with your physician as there may be a nerve imbedded in the surgical site and this pain may be related . There's also a possibility that a mechanical issue is involving this pain ...Read more