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What Exercise Routine Can I Do If My Knee Has Little Or No Remaining Cartilage
Non-loading: At 42 and with a history of arthitis, you want to minimize the load across the knee joint. You want to focus on keeping your quad strong. The best excercises are: swimming, biking, leg press, wall sits, hamstring curls, and possible eliptical. Avoid stair climbers and any type of leg extension. Avoid lunges and plyometric excersices as well. Try taking glucosamine suppliments suchas osteobiflex. ...Read more
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
Side left knee pain and right hip pain compromise my exercise routine like jogging or jumping. They seem to be chronic?
Get evaluated: The basic answer is to have the issue evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more
Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more
Low impact exercises: Low impact exercises are generally a good idea when one is suffering from knee injuries. Riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines, or swimming are exercises that will help strengthen the muscles around the knee without causing significant discomfort. Avoid squats or lunges. ...Read more
My knee is in incredible pain and has been for weeks. Years ago I tore the cartilages in both knees and have little left. How can I get the pain to stop?
Specialist need: There is a procedure called arthroscopy, seeing inside of the joint the same way endoscopy is done to see inside of food pipe, stomach with a lighted tip, inserted through a small incision and interventions are done in the same time or different time if it takes more minute works. You are just 35 years old and may be were a sports person, but if you realize this much damage you have early attention ...Read more
Knee pain: Cartilage tears and cartilage degeneration are extremely common, especially in the knees. Cartilage lays over the knee bones and lines the joint. It also produces synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant and reduces friction inside the joint (think oil inside your engine). Fix: consider physical therapy, relubricating hyluronic acid injections, regenerative treatment (prp, stem cells), or surgery. ...Read more
Torn cartilage exerc: Yes it will, don't do exercise till you know the extent of the injuries and cleared by your doctor. ...Read more
I torn my cartilage in my left knee and had surgery, they removed my cartilage on the left side. I regularly exercise but there is still pain.?
Limited: Do not use the quad extension machine. The only machine to use would be the supine leg press machine. You can do exercises without machines that would be safer. ...Read more
I've a small tear in my meniscus + defect in knee cartilage I'm 52 and in great shape. What exactly are my option? Any new reliable procedures?
It depends: Based on the tone of your question, I assume you mean surgical options. If not, non-op choices are the first step. If you mean surgical options, most small meniscus tears in your age group are cleaned up, ie not repairable. The options for the cartilage defect depend greatly on the exact site of the defect. Options include debridement, microfracture, or regenerative options such as aci. ...Read more
2 yrs. Since arthro. Knee surg. Shaved cartilage, MRI xray good. Still hurts exercising. Should I exercise regardless and ice after. Seen spe.?
No: It is important to understand the pain and it's cause. Most important is to engage in a comprehensive physical therapy program. Consider injectional therapies that may help with the pain and dysfunction of your condition which I presume in osteoarthritis and or a meniscal tear. Seek another opinion with a primary care sports medicine specialist. ...Read more
An MRI of my knee shows a fissure of the lateral facet, nearly perpendicular, extending through the full cartilage thickness with a small focus of und?
Question? HT Prime.: I assume you have a question regarding this finding on MRI, however none is stated. If you are having symptoms & want to know treatment options, I suggest you use HealthTap Prime so you can talk to a live doctor, upload the pictures & MRI report, & discuss how the symptoms developed. That way, your doctor'll have the best information with which to give you good advice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Husband had cartilage knee transplant last week brace was off and he accidentally bent knee and put a little weight in it can that dislodge it no pain?
Unlikely: Whether your husband has an arthroscopic "oats" or a " mosaic pasty " procedure minor temporary weight - bearing would likely have no untoward effect on his recovery... But be careful in future... See ors if you develop increased swelling or pain. Good luck! ...Read more
I have very little cartilage in knee very painful all the time had shots mobic (meloxicam) knee brace pain meds pt have bone spurs nothing helps help opinions?
Knee pain and swelling, xray report shows small to moderate joint effusion, mild space narrowing suggests cartilage wear with no advance OA detected. Female 37 years, 65 KG weight. Took Voltaren Rapid 25 for 10 days, Pain and swelling not going. What can
Any tips on pain management for bad knees had slip and fall accident in 2006 had MRI torn ligament grinding of knee bones little to no cartlidge?
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 more
None at all: If there is no pain involved, joint cracking is not harmful. ...Read more
Cartilage Conundrum: Cartilage in its many various shapes and forms, is a solid tissue, unlike other body fluids. It therefore cannot be "injected" as one might think. Cells can be injected in the hopes of taking seed and growing but unfortunately this technology does not yet exist. Cartilage patches have been grafted to injured sites in the joint but have high failure rates and must be surgically positioned. ...Read more
Hx physical mri: Pcp should be comfortable with this work up amd dx. ...Read more
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 more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more