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If You Tore Your Meniscus Is It Safe To Walk On It
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
I think i tore my meniscus six years ago my knee was black and blue swollen and warm to the touch could barely walk on it just recently knelt on it and had a sharp pain go through it.
Doctor said i tore my mcl, but i've been able to walk with my brace on, and a couple of weeks ago my leg got swollen and stiff is it my meniscus?
I had my meniscus torn really bad, i had surgery on it in november. I'm in pt, what can I do to let my meniscus heal faster, so i can walk again.
Depends on…: Location of tear & degree of tear & types of activities u r involved in. Actions that involve rapid change of direction on weight-bearing knee can exacerbate injury. Simple walking shouldn't cause problems unless a piece of cartilage tears free (joint mouse) & catches, causing decreased range of motion. Follow up with orthopedic/sports medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I go to work with a possible torn meniscus? It's a restaurant so I have to be on my feet. The pain is mild and I can walk pretty well.
Yes: If pain is mild and walking causes no discomfort, standing is permissible. Try to take breaks often and elevate your leg if possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.
Torn meniscus x 2 lateral and cyst found after 15 mths swelling on and off mri last week dr wants operate 6 th october any alternative i can walk?
Meniscus tear: Obviously a meniscus tear is not a life-threatening condition, so one option is to observe. After 15 months of persistent pain/swelling, things are unlikely to improve, especially if there is locking/ catching of the knee. Other non-operative options include bracing, physical therapy, injections, and activity modification. These may not provide long term benefit, but could be tried before surgery ...Read more
I don't know what's wrong with my knee. It sometimes hurts to walk. It becomes stiff sometimes. But sometimes it's ok. Torn meniscus maybe? Hope not.
Knee pain: You may have a meniscus tear in your knee. This is the lining of the joint. Sometimes a little piece gets caught and causes pain and stiffness, then it releases and everything is fine. I suggest you start with seeing your regular doctor and go from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have torn meniscus was advised but trainer at health club that I could walk on treadmill if I raised the incline to .5. Not good to walk on flat tread?
Torn meniscus: With any meniscal tear ,avoiding activities which increase pressure on the knee ( and can possibly increase the amount of meniscal tearing) such as kneeling,squatting,crawling,crouching, pivoting,running ,jumping. Is helpful. Walking on the flat or with a small incline is typically okay.. ...Read more
My mother had an arthroscopy torn meniscus a month ago but she still unable to walk for more than 5 mintues without pain she can't bend as well?
Postsurgical pain: Arthroscopic surgery is not without risk and one of those risks is pain and possible some instability thus, it is important to have physical therapy and have pain managed. The other issue is eliminating that underlying cause of tore meniscus which usually is degenerative and then obesity. ...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?
R knee has bulging/torn meniscus history of bursitis now suffering chronic stabbing pain. Meniscus or bursitis? Can't walk on l leg due to multiple probs
Go visit your doctor: Bulging in the knee can arise from either bursitis, or a cyst related to a torn meniscus. Bursitis typically occurs directly over the knee cap (patella). A cyst will typically occur over the inside or outside portion of the knee (in relation to whichever meniscus is torn). In either case your doctor can help you overcome your symptoms, or direct you to another diagnosis. ...Read more
Friend had torn meniscus surgery and when he walks on his foot, his calf hurts. He says it only hurts when he walks on it. What is making it hurt?
Not sure: Your friend needs to be re- examined by his/ her orthopedic surgeon. An ' answer' in this forum is pure speculation w/out examination of your friend.Calf pain could be due to gastroc. 'soreness', fluid leaking into the back of the knee post-operatively; blood clots is a more serious cause if calf pain. Have him see his/ her ors or go to the E.R. If pain is worsening. Best of luck! ...Read more
I had my meniscus repaired 6 days ago and seem to be getting conflicting advice on whether to walk without crunches possible with a limp elevate?
3-4 weeks: If it is simple surgery taking out tear part of the meniscus about 3-4 weeks. If you have repair of the meniscus it take longer. ...Read more
After few days: Patients are given crutches, and instructed to walk with the crutches. Most often, patients will be allowed to place weight on the operated leg so long as the knee is held fully straight (either with a knee immobilizer or a hinged knee brace locked in extension). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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