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What Can I Do To Help Unlodge A Piece Of Cartilage From My Knee
Tough one: There's really nothing you can do. I imagine you ask this because it keeps catching or clicking or locking up on you. Take less stairs to help reduce those symptoms. Eventually it may degrade enough to stop catching or catch so bad between the joint it tears some. Then once the pain subsides it may be better, but f it gets worse the only way to fix it is an arthroscopic resection of the torn piece. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
What can I do to help a cartilage problem with my knee had physio but still in pain dose walking and standing a lot make it worse ? What else is ther
Depends on problem: There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoarthritis. There can be partial or full thickness defects.. The best trestment depends on the type of cartilage injury. A precise diagnosis by your by your sports med doc with the help of xray, MRI or arthroscopy can determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I damaged cartilage in knee. What are the best ways to help it heal and what is the average healing time?
Possible: Depending on the size of the broken cartilage, how was it damaged and to what extent your knee is utilized. An MRI scan would give you the best view of the damage area. Cartilages in your knees provide comfortable cushion and smooth interface for the knee bones to slide on each other during walking or running. A small broken piece may not be noticeable. Talk to a knee surgeon for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Steroids decrease inflammation and therefore help to decrease pain associated with injury or surgery. While a steroid injection or oral steroids may help decrease symptoms, they will not restore cartilage or reverse/prevent arthritis. Nonetheless, they can be helpful if used judiciously to "jumpstart" your recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I may have a possible cartilage injury in my knee.. Is there any at-home treatments that could help?
Quadriceps exercise: You need to be evaluated by you physician and maybe see a pediatric orthopedic specialist. The quadriceps mucle are in the thigh and are important for knee strength. You need to keep these in shape. You can do these sittiing up witha 5# weight and keeping the knee straight and raise you leg 6" off the ground and tighten the thigh muscles. You can google these also. ...Read more
What kind of cartilage damage is done in the knee when my knee has painful popping and clicking? If i stand and twist my knee it really hurts help
Meniscal tear?: Your symptoms are suggestive of a meniscal tear. See an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
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