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Why does my knee hurt when I walk 7 months after arthroscopic surgery?

Why does my knee hurt when I walk  7 months after arthroscopic surgery?

Arthritis/Chondrosis: It depends on the reason you had surgery. You could have ongoing osteoarthritis that can continue to bother patients after arthroscopy. If you had any chondromalacia that can cause persistent knee discomfort even after arthroscopy also. If you had ligament reconstruction there could be other reasons as well. Any significant functional limitations should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery is also known as Arthroscopy. Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more

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I still have knee pain six months after arthroscopic surgery. Is this normal?

I still have knee pain six months after arthroscopic surgery. Is this normal?

No: Pain should go away within a few weeks. Be sure to follow-up with your surgeon or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. 
 
Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

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

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What's the best way to treat knee pain? I had arthroscopic surgery april of 2012 and now my knees are bothering me now than they every did before.

What's the best way to treat knee pain? I had arthroscopic surgery april of 2012 and now my knees are bothering me now than they every did before.

Varies: It is not normal for a 28 year old to have chronic knee pain, so the bigger question is the specific diagnosis. It is only after knowing this that your options can be determined. Consider a thorough evaluation and appropriate work up for your condition. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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What's the best way to treat knee pain from runners knee? I had arthroscopic surgery april 2012 and i've gone through pt twice to help & nothing helps

Runners knee: This diagnosis is generally given to any number of conditions that involve the knee. It may include tendinitis of either the quad or patellar tendons versus mild arthritis under the patella. At this point if you're still having problems i would want to confirm that all intra-articular pathology was addressed at the time surgery. I may also consider evaluating the alignment of your patellofemoral joint. Finally if all else fails i would recommend alternating your training regimen with bike elliptical and swim. ...Read more

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Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
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Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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I had knee arthroscopic surgery july 2013, dr found arthritis in during surgery, and now it hurts to straighten my leg out is that normal?

I had knee arthroscopic surgery july 2013, dr found arthritis in during surgery, and now it hurts to straighten my leg out is that normal?

See your ORS : Not sure how advanced your rheumatoid arthritis is in your knee or the condition of your meniscal cartilages , etc. If your arthritis is progressing weight bearing should be more painful. Pain w/ 'straightening' out your leg may be related to synovial( 'joint lining')inflammation/ hypertrophy often seen in RA patients. See your ors for evaluation or consider getting 2nd opinion. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas DeBerardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more

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