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Good Therapy Exercises 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.
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
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
A stroke on 6/4/12 had in-patient therapy came home and fell torn meniscus on effected right side. Should surg be done?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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