Knee pain meniscus physical therapy

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Your MCL will heal on its own but just needs time. You should try physical therapy. Chances are you aren't fully healed from your ACL. The meniscus can be repaired or removed depending on the location of the tear. This is an easy, routine surgery and recovery is short in otherwise healthy knees. With your history I'm not sure how long it would take, but the rehab for the mensicus tear would help your MCL and ACL as well. See a sports medicine or orthopedic doctor!
I've suffered for almost 2 yrs with pain in right knee. Had surgery for a medial meniscus tear. Physical therapy before and after surgery. had synvisc injection, cortizone, and a partridge in a pear tree. When will my knee stop hurting every time I have a slight twist or turn of the knee? Is it normal to still have pain after 5 mos.? I'ts not as bad as it was, but I do have some pain.
At that time, he may drain your knee with a needle and syringe, start you on anti-inflammatory medication, inject your knee with cortisone, or alter your physical therapy regimen.
I had meniscus removal on Jan 2 2008, after 8months I returned to the Doctor to report constant pain and knee burning when I bend it, I also have pain when sitting. The only relief I get is to lie down with a pillow between my legs. The doctor informed me it was because there is Bone to bone touching and to wear knee brace, he recommends knee replacement in 5 years and gave me a script for anti-inflamation. I am 64 and cannot bend squat or play with my grandchildren.
Conservative measures of treatment include rest, ice packs, strengthening exercises, anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections and physical therapy. Cortisone injections are used for relief from pain and treating inflammation. Hope this information helps. Best.
(Football Injury) We have been to three doctors and have gotten three different treatments. First was physical therapy. That failed. Then we went to a over the counter knee brace for 2 months. That failed. Now we are on 6 weeks of a full leg brace. We were hopeful this would work but it's been 3 weeks and he still complains of pain under his knee cap. We are in a rural area and none of the Dr's have ever seen this injury in a kid this age.
2 years ago I started to feel some mild pain while playing sports or jogging. Last year I did physical therapy targetting to strenghten the knee (my PT thought is a patellofemoral syndrome). after 2 months the pain become was reduced. this summer again, I started having the same pattern of pain even after 1 mile of fast walking.
I have bad arthritis in my knee. My ortho doc (after MRI) says I tore the meniscus but he thinks arthroscopy is a waste of my time and money since I have such thin cartilage. He took all the fluid out and injected me with cortisone earlier today. The pain is unbearable and the swelling is coming back already. Has anyone had torn meniscus with advanced arthritis and had sucess with arthroscopy. He says I am not ready yet for knee replacement.
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.
WENT BACK TO MY RHEUM. AND HE SAID IF I WOULD LIKE HE WOULD TRY PHYSICAL THERAPY FIRST. I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO DO BUT, I DO HAVE PAIN AND TODAY ALOT PAIN. THIS IS BEEN ABOUT 1 YR I THOUGHT I HAD RESTLESS LEGS. WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND.
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.
I was told that the cartiledge wore out in both knees and I'm in pain when I walk. I can hear crunching when I walk up and down the stairs. I wonder if there is an excercise I can do so I can prolong surgery. I love to walk but by the time I get back I'm in agony. Does anyone know of an excercise that would help?
Let it be bandaged/brace for 4-6 weeks and then see if it recovers, and if it does it is always good and then you can go for physical therapy. You can always delay or plan arthroscopy later and you can ask your orthopedician that you are interested in conservative therapy. Take care!
I am currently 21. I had ACL/meniscus repair surgery on my right knee in 2009. I work at a hospital transporting patients so I walk a lot through out the day. Work makes the anterior/medial part of my knee just near my knee cap ache. Exercise also tends to do this. Awhile back I hit approximately that same location (more medial) on the side of a desk leaving a bruise/large bump. That was a few months ago, and I still have somewhat a bump.
I had arthroscopic surgery 5 years ago after a car accident. Another ortho cut and cleaned out my plica. My dr wants to send me to physical therapy and give me a brace if the shot helps. If it doesnt help I dont know what he is going to do. Probally the same thing. Im hurting alot and just want it better and it is killing me thinking about having to wait. Could I still have a tear that didnt show up.
they said i didn't tear any ligaments or tendons so i went through 3 long, hard months of physical therapy. i'm walking better and i'm back to playing hockey but every time i do sports for more than 10 minutes at a time, my knee swells us to double its size. why could this be happening?
Usually most of these conditions respond to rest, ice, pain killers and physical therapy. However, you need to find the cause and see if it is treatable conservatively. You may need a MRI of knee. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
I also had a meniscus tear in my left knee & had surgery on it about 2 yrs ago..I had to have a second (but bc of a plica band that formed..kinda like scar tissue) which caused more pain which I thought was another tear. My 1st knee surgery was awful after..it took forever to heal..so I had a top of the line surgeon do the 2nd. Amazingly I was walking within 3 days..the 1st I could barley walk after 2 weeks.
Patella femoral pain is usually treated non-surgically with physical therapy and bracing. 90% of patients recover with conservative management. The first step in your treatment should be to see an orthopedist, and to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.
knee pain has been the story of my life the past 11 years i am only 24 it started when i was 13 from playing basketball always thought it was growing pains,then i quit growing at 14.so the pain was on and off till about 20 21 then it was everyday all day for a few years.i havnt had health insurance since i was 20 so the past 4 yrs there was nothing i could do,and cold weather made it so much worse,then i finally got insc.
I have been experiencing pain on the outside of my knee on and off for about a year. I went in and had it looked at and the diagnosis was tendonitis. I was prescribed physical therapy and that didnt help. The pain actually subsided for a few months until I started marching band again this year. We are constantly on our feet and making turns with our lower bodies.
Your symptom of pain behind the knee cap suggests that your pain can be due to either a ligament weakness or meniscus issue. When any patient complains of “knee pain,” the initial differential diagnosis in most of the cases includes: Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. If you give little detail regarding your symptomatology it will helpful in discussing further.
Most of the pain was from the calf unless I turned the wrong way and then I'd feel a very sharp pain in the knee. No physical therapy was recommended other than at the hospital when I was given 3 exercises to do every day. I went back to the doctor for my 10 day check up and he was concerned about DVT even though I didn't have all the classic symptoms. I told him I didn't think that was it because I've had issues with the calf before.
I first got an MRI scan of my left knee when I was about 15 years old, 8 years ago, and the result was a torn meniscus (physical therapy was recommended, but I only went a few times). I don't actually recall how bad the pain was then, or when it hurt, but for the past few years my knees have mainly hurt after sitting for a long time. I sometimes feel pain when I walk or go up stairs, but that pain isn't nearly as consistent as it is when sitting.
We would not suggest Physical exercise involving the knee joint till diagnosed properly. Ask if your doctor can interpret an MRI or any Radiologist who can interpret an MRI. If so go for an MRI and get to know about your menisci and other ligaments condition properly before you undertake all these Physical exercises.
I have had 3 MRIs, many Xrays, and all the physical therapy I could ever have. I've had two additional surgeries since my original surgery to try to find and relieve this pain, both unsuccessful. 2nd surgery was removal of the screw, and 3rd surgery was supposed to be fat pat trimming/removal, but I think the surgeon did not do this aggressively enough because he saw a meniscus tear and concentrated on that. Again, zero affect on reducing this pain.
when I do straight leg raises and contract my knee I sometimes encounter that sharp knife pain in knee. Also my knee locks up after doing quad sets and leg raises, Ive been told cause of the weak quadricep that is why? Anyone else out there with this?
Depending on the injury, your doctor may perform arthroscopy, a minimally invasive approach, to repair the damage. HIP TEAR pain relievers and physical therapy could help.
I still have a pretty good range of motion in my knee but not complete range due to my previous meniscus surgery. I have physical therapy again on monday and i am hoping my therapist can tell me more because i have still not seen a doctor or anyone else since i re-injured it.
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