Knee injury not healing

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The large majority of meniscus tears do not have the potential for healing on their own, and physical therapy does not promote healing of the meniscus. I compare a torn meniscus to a pebble in your shoe. Until the pebble is removed, you are still going to have pain. Once the torn meniscus (the pebble) is removed, you can feel better. The incidence risk of arthritis after arthroscopic partial menisectomy is quite low.
Hello, I had a very bad injury to my knee in May. When it 1st happened, because of side to side movement of knee when I tried to stand, possible torn ACL was diagnosed. In Aug. new Dr. diagnosed probable Menicus tear. She prescribed mobility brace for support, also range of motion exercises. I'm unable to kneel, walk w/out a limp, lift my right leg up more than a foot. Saw her again 8/31 and she said in 2 months we need to discuss more invasive treatment if no marked improvement.
This lasted maybe a month when the scabbs started healing. Now 2 years later im left with scars and knee pains. I have a dream of being able to do Parkour but I know I wont unless I find out whats wrong. My knees hurt when running for over 5-10 minutes especially in the cold. My knees feel..Loose (is the best way to say it) when sitting. ALso when standing on m knees they hurt really bad. Whats wrong?
I was doing squats with a few weeks ago and I got a minor MCL injury. I did not even know I had done it until I tried going for a run the next day, and then I felt a pain in the inner part of my knee. I have rested it and applied ice for the past few weeks. I have gained alot more range of motion in it now but there is soreness in the whole knee joint and my knee feels a bit stiff. Could anyone recommend any excrersizes that will improve the performance and healing of my knee?
I was wondering if any of you have had a similar injury and what the healing time is, I have heard it can be up to 1yr? If you had a similar surgery how did it go? The ortho said mine would be an open procedure and involve grafting. Can you tell me what grafting is? Any advice on how to speed the healing, decrease this pain or avoid surgery would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, em.
HI. I had a knee injury August 2006 playing soccer. An MRI scan showed a slight disruption to the ACL. I received physio for this and then attended a consultant who had a 2 minute look and said I needed ACL reconstruction surgery!! I have had no bother at all in the past 12 months and will not be returning to competitive sport as I broke my ankle at work Aug 07 (Enough is enough). Would the ACL surgery still be required..??? I am not keen on surgery after my ankle injury.
And the doctor told me that when I bend my knees my knee bones go out words and that why they crack. my R. Knee has a Torn Ligamentin the back. a goodsize Cyst in the back I have fluid on both knees. my R. knee gives way alot because of the torn Lig That is the .
X-rays show nothing damaged. Just above my knee, it's swollen still. I've been taking naproxen sodium for 7 days and not seeing any improvement. In fact my knee feels worse, like the muscles are tightening around the knee and hurting it. It's like a burning pain and is making daily activities harder to accomplish. I'm resting as much as possible and stopped weight training for my legs, as per doctor's orders. Is there anything else I can do to help my knee heal?
The prognosis depends on the cause of the injury and the extent of the injury. If the cause was trauma for example, if there was nerve stretching, some recovery is possible, but requires some time. If the nerve was severed, then recovery is unlikely. If the neuropathy was caused by for example diabetes, then aggressive diabetes control will prevent other neuropathies and will promote healing. If a reversible cause is identified and treated, then partial recovery is likely.
When I had my follow-up MRI, the neuro said he only needed the brain done because if I had new lesions in the spinal cord I would know (they would be symptomatic), but he also mentioned that I could have an MRI of the spine to see if any of the lesions were healing. Does that happen often? After a certain amount of time, are the lesions not likely to heal anymore? So if the symptoms have been there for years, does that mean they're not going to go away? Thanks!
00) which she can wear for about 20 minutes 2 to 3 times a day to stop pain and stop swelling while the knee heals. Thereafter, use the knee wrap after strenuous knee activity. Rest means to not perform any activities which cause pain as doing so prolongs healing and increases the likelihood of increasing the injury.
Recovery in most cases is largely dependent on the type, extent and severity of the initial injury and the type of repair done. Complete recovery may not be possible in a few cases while in some, secondary factors like infection, inflammation etc could slow healing in spite of adequate physiotherapy. I would suggest discussing the situation and the prognosis in detail with your treating orthopedician at your follow-up appointment. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
I did have a piece of bone taken from my knee and inserted into my foot about 2 years ago cause of a broken foot i had for a year and a half that ended up healing wrong. lately i can not extend or flex my knee without it hurting. Is this common? or did I probabley do something to my knee without knowing it?
Healthy and have dislocated my left knee six times. The knee is not reliable and i have to be constantly worried about it. What is wrong with it? How do i fix or strengthen it? Please reply/ help soon. Thank you.
Ligament injury causes pain to worsen on walking, bending and stretching the knee. Meniscii too if torn or injured, result in joint instability—that is you are not confident the knee joint will take your weight. Often the person feels a popping sensation on moving the joint. Pain worsens on walking. It can also be tendinitis due to inflammation of tendon at the knee joint. You will need X-rays and MRIs of the knee to find the exact. Treatment will follow correct diagnosis.
Ever since the ordeal and op on 15 june 2013 I can't seem to bend my knee more than 20 degrees ,not much at all. I been for exercise therapy still no improvement. It hurts hurts when I bend. What can I do am I gonna be disabled for life ? Please tell me what I could do. Kind regards !
Now I am at the point, 11 days later, where I wake with little swelling, but by the evening I have a pocket of swelling under the ankle bone and to the rear of it - although there is no open wound if I was unable to see the injury I would swear it was an open wound as it has a soreness that you get with such an injury... I can not lie on that side in bed as the ankle touching the matress is very uncomfortable.
A meniscal injury is the commonest cause of a locking knee. A good physiotherapist should be able to diagnose you. An MRI of the knee would be the next best thing if a soft tissue injury (as i have outlined above) was suspected.
and I HAVE to do some surgery to find out or solve the problem is there any chance that i could furthermore damage my knee during surgery ? I would rather not sacrifice my ability to walk, than a chance to be able to do sports again.
If the ligament injury is not treated or it is long term or grade III then it gives rise to instability of the knee joint. In long run this leads to osteoarthritis. Ligament reconstruction or repair of ligament will depend on the technique adapted and there are chances in your case that the healing may take time as considering your age. Discuss with your operating surgeon. Take care!
My knee has been swollen all this time and pain is constant . Not only does the left knee hurt but now the right knee has sharp stabbing pains but is not swollen. The neurosurgeon while examining my back, looked at my knee. He said it looked to him like a Torn Menisces? He reccoemended I see a Orthopedist so I have a appt comming up . I am wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them, from having a bad back, hip etc. The Dr.
I have no problem in that arena and not experience any pain on the knee or back of the knee, whatsoever. I notice the pain more when I pull my knee back and touch my heel with my rear. I can say that I have been getting better by the day, but not healing as quickly as my shoulder, heel, and hand.
Negative xrays and CT, rule out boney injury, and the mechanism of injury is not likely to cause a disc herniation. Sometimes the small nerves to the skin, cutaneous nerves, can also be bruised and cause symptoms as they are healing. If so, this should get better with time.
Status post revision THR at 12 weeks. Still no return of motor function to quadriceps. Some sensory return from above knee to below knee. Surgeon claims a "stretch injury" from retractor but I am thinking a "stretch injury" would be better by now. Physiatrist says nerve regrowth occurs at 1mm/month. Should I freak out yet or am I just being impatient? I am scheduled for another EMG in 5 weeks. When can I expect return of motor function?
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