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Inflammation: Surgery--any surgery--is traumatic and results in inflammation as a normal part of the healing and recovery process. The inflammation causes pain, which is nature's way of making sure you protect the area so as not to injure it further. It will get better with time. Ice and anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen also help. ...Read more
I have a tiny torn maniscus on both sides doc won't perform surgery it's been 6 wk & i just started pt. How long is recovery?
PT: 4-6 weeks-minimum- not sure about why your orthopedic won't perform surgery-but pt is definitely the right approach. ...Read more
Technically no: Once the meniscus tears it typically doesn't heal. A majority of it has poor blood supply with little intrinsic healing capability. Even if the tissue remains torn it can stop hurting and as far as you're concerned it will be "healed". If the pain continues for more than 8 wks and especially if you have catching and locking, see a surgeon. A simple arthroscopy may relieve your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn Skin Issues: "torn skin" or any break in the skin is at risk for infection. If the wound is superficial enough then a bandage with antibacterial ointment should be sufficient. If the wound is deeper, it might require more care such as oral antibiotics or even sutures to close it. If the wound oozes pus, has an intense odor, or is red/inflamed, it is important to have it looked at by a healthcare professional. ...Read more
NO!: A torn or damaged contact can injure the cornea without you even knowing it's doing that! Not a good idea! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
See details: Tears, especially complete tears, do not heal on their own. Partial tears often improve with time. ...Read more