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Torn Meniscus Calf Pain
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I hade my meniscus surgry last week, I don't have an bloodclot, I use crutches, and I have a brace around my bottom of my leg why do I feel calf pain?
How long aft arthroscopic surgery (2 weeks ago)for medial meniscus tear should I be concerned re blood clots? Calf pain immed after surgery but no more.
Listen to your body: You'll want to avoid motions that cause pain. Consider quadricep strengthening exercise but be careful about your range of motion. Avoid a >90 degree (right angle) bend in your knees, like if you are doing squats and/or lunges. Also avoid any heavy loaded squats or lunges. Be careful about rotational movements around your injured knee, like where you would plant and turn. ...Read more
MRI: Because the symptoms of a torn meniscus are similar to many problems inside the knee (pain, catching, feelings of instability) the only way to really know is an mri. An experienced physician can usually be faily confident after a history and exam, but the pictures of the MRI are the best evidence other than really looking inside the knee. ...Read more
Pain/ swelling: A torn meniscus in someone your age is typically related to an injury. A twisting injury or deep bending of the knee while bearing heavy weight (squats/lunges) are usual mechanisms. Pain along the joint line associated with joint swelling is expected. Swelling may be mild/ moderate. Loss of full extension or pain with full flexion or extension and catching/ locking sensation highly suggestive. ...Read more
1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more
Be Mindful: Depends on your age, degree of symptoms or pain, and degree of arthritis. Many meniscus tears may be minimal in terms of pain, and so a quadriceps and hamstring strengthening program which avoids impact may be beneficial. However, if the tear is associated with significant pain, swelling or instability, arthroscopic meniscectomy should be considered, especially in the absence of arthritic change. ...Read more
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more
Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...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