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What Could I Do To Make My Torn Meniscus Heal Faster
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
Heed your orthopod's: Advice strictly, as he'll know the extent of your problem and can best advise you correctly. ...Read more
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After my really torn meniscus surgery, I have been going to pt and i'm in a bledsoe brace bending to 120 degrees. What can I do to heal faster and wal?
More strengthening: Exercises for the involved leg especially the quadecepes an, hamstring and the calf muscles. ...Read more
I have a torn meniscus and the doctor wants to do surgery which makes me nervous. It has been feeling better in the past two weeks. He said it won't heal on it's own but i'm reading that surgery isn't always necessery. I'm confused. Can you help?
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.?
Knee pain. Told it was torn meniscus. "Let it heal" it hasn't. Swollen, pain worse. No ins till April 1st. Tried ice and heat. Lots of Motrin. Any suggestions. I'm trying to avoid the er till ins kicks in but it's becoming intolerable.
Probably: In general, meniscus tears do not heal. As stress across the injured area persists, a small tear can propagate in to a bigger one, much like a crack in the windshield of a car. This may vary with the location and type of tear and the type of activity the knee is enduring. If symptoms persist, treatment is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily.: If you have a meniscus tear, documented by mri, it's symptoms can vary based on how you use your knee. If you're being gentle on the knee, it may feel normal or near normal. But if your activity level increases, and your pain escalates along with that, then you may be irritating the tear, or making it worse. See an orthopedic knee surgeon for proper management. ...Read more
Yes: Depending upon how the meniscus is torn, it would be possible to extend the tear with activities. This would be a little bit like extending a "hang-nail" by catching it on something. If you feel you have a torn meniscus, you should have this evaluated before engaging in activities that might cause a larger tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Classic Cause- Yes!: Most baker's cyst are in fact associated with a degenerative meniscal tear, seen often in conjunction with knee joint osteoarthritis. The angered/injured knee joint lining generates more joint fluid than normal, and the fluid finds the pathway of least resistance. Tis pathway can typically course through the base of a meniscal tear or capsule weakness posteriorly resulting in a baker's cyst. ...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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