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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia(i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read more

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Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im not overweight and exercise daily.

Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im  not overweight and exercise daily.

Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but i need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos( if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives.Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

Cartilage: Options depend on amount of surface area involved--if small, possible microfracture, oats procedure for cartilage transfer, or chondrocyte transplant--the last of which may not be covered by insurance. Sometimes a simple scope debridement may get you some mileage. ...Read more

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I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

A lot depends: on severity of your symptoms and progress since the injury. Definitive surgical treatment is menisectomy. You should discuss with orthopedic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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Exercise for knee joint pain?

Exercise for knee joint pain?

Varies: It really is based upon the specific cause of the knee pain. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis as to the source of your knee pain first. ...Read more

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Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Exercise class: Back off with the more strenuous, painful exercises. Stick with light weight and stretching til you get painless good range of motion at the joint. If still problems, see the orthopedc surgeon. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more

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My knee joint is burning what does that mean?

My knee joint is burning what does that mean?

Could be a tear: Of one of the structures inside leading to inflammation or could be arthritis or even infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can you get gout (sp?)in a replaced knee joint?

Can you get gout (sp?)in a replaced knee joint?

In general no: in general no but gout deposits of monosodium urate can be present in many locations, including around a joint in the tendons if not in the joint. Your physician can help clarify this or have you see a rheumatologist who can clarify the findings. The diagnosis of gout in a joint is made by demonstrating the presence of the monosodium urate crystals in the joint. ...Read more

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White strea over my knee joint ? What could be just like are of depigmentation !?

White strea over my knee joint ? What could be just like are of depigmentation !?

Vitiligo...: When skin loses it's coloring or pigment it is known as vitiligo. There are several causes of this condition. Sun damage, fungal infection and genetics are just a few. The treatment varies depending on the cause. Consulting with a dermatologist would be your best bet. ...Read more

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Had a pain on left knee joint while drivig nd riding its a pain inside knee joint?

Had a pain on left knee joint while drivig nd riding its a pain inside knee joint?

Knee pain: Consider synovitis, pfs, medial plica syndrome, medial meniscal tear, or loose body. Check exam with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can septic knee joint be cured?

Can septic knee joint be cured?

Yes: An infected joint can be fixed, often with needle drainage, possibly surgery, and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

-itis = inflammation: So knee capsulitis is inflammation of the membrane in the knee joint. May be due to trauma, infection, gout, pseudogout, auto-immune disease. Fp/orthopedics can evaluate & offer treatment options. Nsaids (if u tolerate them) may help. Other treatments depend on cause. ...Read more

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Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Yes: Joint problems can occur at any age. If you are having problems, see a specialist and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more