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Leg Exercises For Torn Meniscus
I have torn meniscus in both of my knees. What are good exercises to strengthen them fast. One knee is fixed the other is not. Both sore and painful.?
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
When someone has a torn meniscus is it suppose to hurt when standing in one place? It hurts a lot to stand in one place and put weight on the leg help
No: Meniscal treatment will not result in leg lengthening. You may feel a difference in the leg, but it isn't a change in length. The meniscus is a soft tissue bumper that even if removed doesn't change leg length. ...Read more
After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?
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.
I have severe pateler chondramalas and torn meniscus repeatedly & 4 surgeries had a skiing accident and now i cannot raise my leg without severe pain?
I have been having severe leg pain for 4 days. i have a torn meniscus but lately my Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 not working is there something stronger?
Torn meniscus: Michelle: Meniscal injuries symptoms are often located in the knee joint itself - locking/ giving way, pain when walking, warmth of the joint and so on. You say, the whole leg is in severe pain. You must see your orthopedic physician who can examine your knee and leg. You may require xrays and/or MR exam of the knee or other areas of your leg. Best of luck. ...Read more
What's after a full leg brace? I had vascular surgery and my meniscus is still ripped. What comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?
Varies: It varies in part on the reason for the brace. A brace is not a standard treatment for your meniscal tear, so you may be wearing the brace for other reasons. Typical treatment for most meniscal tears is arthroscopic repair verses debridement, but you might not be a candidate for this based upon a recent vascular surgery. I would certainly discuss specifics of your case with your surgeons. ...Read more
I have sharp pain shooting down my left leg.Below. My knee cap.I had surgery on my knee 2 yrs ago.Torn meniscus.
Evaluation: Without exam it is impossible to know what is wrong with you. See a doctor. ...Read more
After DVT, with the swell ever go away, in my leg leg and can my orthopedic, tell me, if I still have DVT. I had surgery for torn meniscus.
DVT: The swelling may never go away. Hard to tell. Somewhat depends on an individual basis. Your doc should be able to order a venous doppler to evaluate the DVT. ...Read more
Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?
Likely: This does sound like your symptoms are related to the injury. Pain can radiate to the lower leg and swelling in the knee can often be felt in the back of the knee. ...Read more
Vascular surgery, still have a torn meniscus and ligament, when I stand (no weight on my leg) it feels like if my blood is rushing down to my toes why?
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
Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?
I have a Bakers cyst measuring 4.4 cm and "bone island" in the femur on right leg/knee. I also have a partial torn meniscus. Is this serious?
Not life threatening: Not serious in the form of being life threatening. The bone island is likely an incidental finding. A bakers cyst in an adult is usually related to an underlying internal derangement of the knee, such as the meniscal tear you are describing. If you are having trouble it is reasonably simple to take care of both arthroscopically. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Torn meniscus, week after , I have a sore calf and cramps in my calf & thigh, and my leg is swollen, is this normal? Are these symptoms of blood clot?
No normal: At your age (esp. if you have any other health issues, smoker, diabetes, blood vessel problems) and with the inactivity that comes from this injury, blood clot is on the list of things, as are others. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and if need be, ultrasound to evaluate for clot. Dr R ...Read more
Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement worry &concerned?
Concerned Mom: Hyperactive sympathetic nervous system réponses are not unusual post operative. This is more common when a tourniquet has been used. Be sure that she is walking to prevent blood clots. Hot tea and mom's warm chicken soup would help. Dad would suggest a shot of something that would cause peripheral vascular dilatation. Keep her active and it would not hurt to call the surgeon's office. ...Read more
Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement such I be worried?
Don't quite under-: -stand the?. The blueness in the toes is common. It is a response to injury,and involves a circulatory response especially if the leg is dependent. The rest is not a question. When she starts to have less pain & is weight bearing this usually goes away. If not, call your surgeon. ...Read more
2nd opinion: If you had surgery to repair your meniscus and you are not better either the problem was not effectively resolved or there are other contributing factors to explain your failure to recover. It could be due to residual synovitis, degenerative arthritis, traumatic arthritis or perhaps other causes. ...Read more
Be seen: If you have a known meniscal tear and your symptoms are getting worse after your knee "gave out", I would definitely be seen. Your tear may have progressed, and some tears can be repaired before more " damage" is done. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss in detail your options. ...Read more
My knee was catching and locking often for a few weeks but is now better. Do I still need to have my torn meniscus repaired? Is this likely to recur?
Hard to say: Sometimes, with time and/or therapy, surgery can be avoided. If you keep doing exercises and don't reinjuer it, often you can be symptom free for years. Sometimes, though, it can act up without warning. If it keeps giving you trouble or acts up too often, then surgery may be a good choice. Discuss options with your orthopedist. ...Read more
Symptoms: Common knee symptoms with meniscal tear: pain, swelling, popping, catching, locking, and sensation of giving way. ...Read more
No: A meniscus can heal on its own. This typically occurs in the first 6 weeks or so after injury. However, some tears become asymptomatic and can be managed with injections and physical therapy. If pain and swelling persist despite nsaids, pt, rest, injections, then usually a surgery is warranted depending on how much arthritis is in the joint. Speak to your ortho surgeon for more detail. ...Read more
No: The meniscus is a "soft tissue" and as other soft tissues of the knee, x-rays go through them easily, so they are either not visible or only faintly visible on x-ray. In the case of the mensicus, they are not visualized unless they have calcium deposits and then there are only faint outlines. Thus it is not possible to detect a torn meniscus with a plain x-rays. ...Read more
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 more
A common knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, gets torn or stretched.. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your ...Read more
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