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How Long Can A Minor Cartilage Tear In My Knee Take To Heal
Depends...: The definition of mild is very subjective.... Many tears or injuries to the meniscus or cartilage disk in the knee will not cause severe symptoms for more than a few weeks. The tears may or may not heal.. But even if the tear does not heal, it may not hurt! we do not treat MRI findings, we treat patients... Therefore your surgeon should guide treatment recommendations based on your symptoms. ...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
My knee is very sore. Feels like cartilage tear or something's not right in there! Is anything I can do to take this pain away?
Yes of course.: FIRST I NEED TO ASK if you did hurt it or twisted your knees in any way. if you did not, with your young age you might need to be tested for rheumatoid arthritis .pain in the knee could be more than pain in the knee so please see your Doctor for that. last you can take ibuprofen 400-600 mg every six hour with food to take care of the pain. good luck Nadia bilsalamah inshallah . ...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
Knee not back to normal in 3 weeks after drain/shot may mean a cartilage tear per MD. Drain/shot caused this? I did nothing. I am not paying for MRI.
Usually not. . .: If the drainage procedure was not traumatic ie bloody nor painful, it is highly unlikely the procedure caused you any negative effect. Commonly when a steroid injection fails to resolve the issue some other underlying cause such as an internal derangement of the joint or some systemic issue is producing the symptoms. Laboratory evaluation of the joint fluid may point to some underlying condition. ...Read more
I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?
Medial meniscus tear: After repair it may need upto 4-6 weeks to get good recovery. So please continue therapy. If your range of motion stopped improving then you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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