How to rebuild knee cartilage naturally

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875512 tn?1245524526 For instance, if my husband or I end up with cardiac issues they can use the cells to rebuild tissue, I currently have a bad knee and the stem cells can be used to help rebuild cartilage in my knee.....If we were to have another child with issues, we could use Reid's umbilical cord blood if indicated. I could go on and on... Anyway, it is somewhat expensive...for those of you who are TTC or just became pregnant and are interested....we just saved $20/week until I had the baby.
Avatar f tn MRI right knee without contrast Technique: Routine knee pulse sequencing. Date: 4/17/2017 3 Cross-sectional comparison: July 27, 2004 Radiographic correlation: April 17, 2017 History: Traumatic injury, pain 1 week prior, previous ACL reconstruction. FINDINGS: ACL: ACL graft with likely roof impingement. There is increased intermediate signal surrounding the interference screw within the tibia which may be due to mucoid degeneration along the osseous tunnel.
Avatar n tn So in answer to this, both the localised and the chondromalacia refer to to cartilage loss. The high grade chondomalacia refers to a significant amount of thinning of the cartilage that overlies the patella and acts as a cusion between that and the rest of the knee joint. The other area in which there is cartilage loss in at the outer part of the main thigh bone at the knee joint. However the rest cartilage disc in between the knee joint appear normal from this report.
Avatar f tn Have you contacted the doctor to let him know? Are you icing the joints to relieve the pain? There is not a way to rebuild the cartilage. You can try glucosamine as some people swear by it. Are you taking an NSAID? This type of arthritis is not hereditary but is associated with osteoarthritis. Usually treatment is NSAIDs, cortisone injections and reducing pain inducing activities. For many people, the standard treatment provides relief during flares.
Avatar m tn Currently, I have a lot of knee pain, with my left knee hurting much more than my right. However, my right knee also hurts depending on how it is used; additionally, it also cracks (without pain), when I use it. Now, I have seen three orthopedic surgeons between two different practices and as soon as they see the report, they want nothing to do with me; they say they cannot fix the problem I have and send me on my way.
1524655 tn?1291420532 After seeing an orthopedic surgeon and getting an MRI, I was diagnosed with articular cartilage damage (Grade 2, bordering Grade 3). According to the surgeon, the damage was not all the way to the bone and is located underneath the knee cap. He said that I do not need surgery and just need to wait for it to go away. It's been two months since the injury. The pain has gotten less indeed.
Avatar m tn m 13 and had surgery about 4 1/2 months ago to repair damaged cartilage in my knee. it was arthroscopic surgery and i walked out of the hospital, i only had to use crutches because it got so swollen. my doctor went in and took out the cartilage, cleaned it up and performed microfracture to help new cartilage grow back. i could walk normally without a limp about a week and a half after surgery. my cartilage damage was severe and full recovery was about 3-4 months.
Avatar f tn s cyst with multiloculated fluid dissecting laterally and superiorly with a focal collection along sciatic nerve. This knee pain is not due to an injury but from overuse remodeling a house up and down a lot of stairs, ladders and kneeling on floor. I am 63 years old in good condition and do not want surgery if I can avoid it. Would appreciate any suggestions on how to treat this.
Avatar n tn A study shows that you can regrow knee cartilage. The technique used in this study spurs knee cartilage to grow back, which could cut pain and improve knee function, wrote Kevin Stone, MD, and colleagues. Stone's study appears in The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
Avatar n tn Hello sarabear and welcome to the Pain Forum: I think what you're experiencing is called Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) The knee is a complex joint. It includes the articulation between the tibia and femur (leg and thigh) and the patella (knee cap) and femur. The most common knee problems in running relate to what is called the "patellofemoral complex". This consists of the quadriceps, knee cap and patellar tendon.
Avatar m tn Now, as for the knee I would assume they are taking the bone and cartilage from an area that can regenerate because cartilage does not heal itself due to poor vascular supply. However, there is one area of cartilage in the knee that is more likely to repair itself. You will probably have to go through physical therapy for both the knee AND the elbow which is one of the reasons they think it will take so long.
587778 tn?1261397118 Everyone's tolerance for pain is different, but it sounds like it's more than "mild" to me. In OA, the cushion of cartilage has worn away and the bone is grinding on bone. I don't care if it looks mild on an x-ray - bone on bone hurts! Another thing that happens is that when a knee is painful, the way you walk changes which puts stress on other joints, muscles and tendons, which causes the pain to seem to spread.
645800 tn?1466860955 It was only the fact that I was on crutches for several months with no weight on the knee that the pain finally eased to the point I could again resume normal duties. But that was only temproary as over the years I have had to have surgery on my left knee twice because the pain returned.
Avatar f tn It reveals some wear and tear, thinning - with possible surgical changes to the meniscus. Chondral means pertaining to cartilage - the meniscus is made up of cartilage. It acts as a cushion, shock absorber if you will - of the knee joint. In my opinion this may be the reason for your knee pain. You've required a lot of surgical intervention on that knee - it shows in your MRI.
Avatar m tn re composed of an outer layer of tough cartilage that surrounds softer cartilage in the center. It may help to think of them as miniature jelly doughnuts, exactly the right size to fit between your vertebrae. A bulging disk extends outside the space it should normally occupy. The bulge typically affects a large portion of the disk, so it may look a little like a hamburger that's too big for its bun. The part of the disk that's bulging is typically the tough outer layer of cartilage.
Avatar f tn A meniscal tear that goes untreated is like sandpaper in your knee and will rub on the articular cartilage and cause damage and can lead to arthritis or an exacerbation of any current arthritis. Good luck!
Avatar f tn net/sport-injuries/knee-pain/acute-knee-injuries/knee-articular-cartilage-injury Your accident could have caused this or it could have been happening over time. But either way, that is now seen, it's now a fact of your knee. Sorry about that! RICE is often applied to help with it. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) to reduce swelling. Doctor can give a professional ice wrap. If doc says it's okay, you can take ibuprofen. Some people are okay with just that.
Avatar f tn there is hypertrophy and surface irregularity of the patellar articular cartilage.
Avatar f tn The report describes, 1. Loss of articular cartilage (cartilage covering the bone is a joint), secondary to degenerative changes. 2. Low lying knee cap with associated inflammation and scarring. 3. Increased fluid in the joint space, indicative of inflammation and a possible loose body. 4. Degenerative changes at the inner end. 5. Mild fibrous tissue formation around the graft. 6. Thinning on the articulate cartilage around the tibia. 7.
Avatar m tn MSM and Hyaluronic Acid are supposed to help rebuild cartilage. My daughter has connective tisssue disease and this is what she is taking to help... Hope this helps you, too. Dr. Stengler recommended these supplements.
Avatar m tn Right Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage. Grade 2 chondral thinning of the patellofemoral cartilage. The lateral compartment cartilage is intact. Mild marginal spurring of the medial compartment. Small focus of multidirectional tearing of the body of the medial meniscus including a small radial component of tear. Left Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage.
Avatar m tn Right Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage. Grade 2 chondral thinning of the patellofemoral cartilage. The lateral compartment cartilage is intact. Mild marginal spurring of the medial compartment. Small focus of multidirectional tearing of the body of the medial meniscus including a small radial component of tear. Left Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage.
Avatar n tn Other factors that can contribute to developing knee arthritis include trauma to the knee, meniscus tears or ligament damage, and fractures to the bone around the joint. I think, it is the trauma and ligament tear, that have contributed to arthritis in your case. If the arthritis in your case is rheumatic or due to any other cause that should be treated first to prevent all these symptoms.