Is foot swelling common with a torn meniscus?

Unusual. Foot swelling is not common with a torn meniscus. If the is significant swelling of you foot then you should see you pcp and have him evaluate your for other problems in the extremity.
Not really. The actual meniscus tear does not cause foot swelling. The meniscus tear can cause fluid within the knee joint, which tends to inhibit your quad muscles in a way that makes you limp. The limping is what causes pain in the calves and inner thigh along the hamstrings. Limping around a lot is much more likely to cause the swelling in the foot than the actual meniscus tear.

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Torn meniscus in knee causing swelling and not going down. Also swelling in ankle and foot and lots of pain. Can't see ortho til Wednesday?

Immobilize. Ouch! Try a knee immobilizer to stabilize your knee and use crutches. Elevate your leg and apply wrapped cold packs. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen every 6 hours may also help. If you feel the pain or swelling is getting worse or if there is any numbness or color change of your lower leg make a trip to the ER to be seen sooner. Avoid weight bearing. Read more...
Be careful. While it's possible that your soft tissue injury to your knee is causing swelling to follow gravity and end up in your ankle and foot, it's also worrisome that you could have blood clot. Consider a more urgent evaluation in the meanwhile by your PCP/urgent care. Even if it's not a blood clot them may provide you with a brace to help your knee. Otherwise elevate that leg. Read more...
PRICEMS. For any acute musculoskeletal injury, initial treatment is PRICEMS: Pressure, Rest, Ice, Compressive wraps, Elevation, Medications (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications). If you have increased tenderness in the ankle and foot, with increasing pain out of proportion, compartment syndrome is a concern, which need immediate attention to prevent future complications. Read more...
Not sure of ? yes, torn meniscus will cause problems. Can be helped in many people by rest, ice, restricting movement and aspirin like drugs. cannot say in our particular case without an exam. Read more...

Torn meniscus x 2 lateral and cyst found after 15 mths swelling on and off mri last week dr wants operate 6 th october any alternative I can walk?

Meniscus tear. Obviously a meniscus tear is not a life-threatening condition, so one option is to observe. After 15 months of persistent pain/swelling, things are unlikely to improve, especially if there is locking/ catching of the knee. Other non-operative options include bracing, physical therapy, injections, and activity modification. These may not provide long term benefit, but could be tried before surgery. Read more...

How can I improve pain and swelling in my knees? I love to run - have lost 120 lbs. Had torn meniscus repaired. Pain in back of knee & instability

Quad strengthening. In general, the most common causes of pain and giving way (especially after surgery or injury) is quad muscle inhibition. We may not be able to make the inside of your knee perfect, but we can make your quad muscles function better with exercise. A healthy quad allows a more normal walk or gait. Exercises include straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and slow consistent stair climbing. Good luck! Read more...
Orthopaedic Eval. Consider an orthopaedci evaluation. Weightbearing xrays will be helpful in determining whether or not you have significant arthritis and whether or not the swelling is due to the meniscus tear and/or any underlying arthritis. Read more...

I fell at work about a month ago on my right knee. It twisted when I fell. Sharp pains on left side of right knee. Swelling too. Had MRI? Torn meniscus

Yes. just because you have a torn meniscus does not always mean you need surgery. You will need physical therapy, and exercise as the most important part of your therapy program.you need to discuss this with your physician so that you are given the appropriate therapy. Read more...

Should the swelling be gone? I had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 2 weeks ago, and my knee is still swollen at times. Is that something I should be concerned about?

It . It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid in your knee to be absorbed. At two weeks post-operation i would not be too worried about having an occasionally swollen knee. Read more...
Not necessarily bad. Not uncommon to still have swelling; depends on activity level, etc. Recommend ice and elevation at end of day. If no improvement or gets worse followup with your doctor. Read more...