Knee cartilage damage running

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Avatar n tn Restricted your activities may help with your pain, but may not promote healing of the cartilage. Sometimes asymptomatic lesions may deteriorate to permanent knee damage. You will need further assessment with arthroscopy to see the extent of damage and to plan for therapy. Treatment options range from conservative, through arthroscopic or open surgical procedures. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn hello spazzle, i would think it as a meniscus damage inside your knee joint rather than a torn cartilage. It's better to go for a MRI scanning within 7-10 days. I will not advice a scan now because of the cortisone injection, your soft tissue will show a lot of signal changes in the scan which will affect the real picture. Meanwhile, to buy out time, you can have some Anti-inflamatory medicines, if it's bothering you.
Avatar n tn Possibilites include pre-patella bursitis, which would cause swelling in front of the knee cap or an injury inside the knee such as damage to the cartilage or even an ACL tear.
Avatar m tn This is because relatively small areas of cartilage damage may be filled with new cartilage. Introducing cartilage implant is a complicated procedure. Unless it is done by an expert, the chances of failure are very high." END Quote According to my research an implant is like most procedures; the younger, more active and healthier you are the better the results. I would be very cautious of a surgeon that promised great results. Insist on seeing results and his/her statistics.
Avatar f tn Whenever I walk up stairs my left knee makes a clicking noise and if I touch and feel my knee it feels like a grinding sensation inside my knee. I've been icing my knee after each game and the next few days following. It is uncomfortable to walk on it at times but not necessarily painful or impossible. I have started going to the gym again.
Avatar n tn What i mean by that is, (from experience) some of my back/ butt muscles weren't working so my quads took over and started to pull my knee cap out of place and i had to stop doing weights and running. also do x-rays show cartilage damage, you could have bruised or damaged it somehow as well.
Avatar m tn You could have damage to any of the knee structures including ligaments, tendons, muscle tissue and cartilage. Your symptoms do not indicate something like a simple case of tendonitis so please waste no time seeking and orthopedic opinion. Since you enjoy sports, try to find a doctor who specializes in sports medicine. You'll definitely need an MRI to see exactly what happened and it wouldn't surprise me to learn that your injury is bad enough to require surgery.
587778 tn?1261400718 Get your X-ray commented by an expert radiologist as understanding the degree of damage to the cartilage is very important. If you have mild osteoarthritis then you have to limit further damage. You should have proper strong ligaments in your knee joint and I would suggest you to go for an MRI and confirm if the healing in your MCL was complete. Ligament damage can contribute to osteoarthritis further. I would suggest you to eat healthy and maintain proper body weight.
Avatar n tn The cause of your pain is joint arthritis and cartilage damage. So options at present are- 1) Inj hyaluronidase, etc like stuffs, which are supposed to aid in cartilage growth. 2) Cartilage regeneration. Beside these you don't have much options left.I am strictly against joint replacement as you are too young to undergo this procedure. But till that time, you need to be on pain medications, as and when required basis. Please discuss if you need more clarifications. Regards...
Avatar n tn The ACL is critical for knee function in athletes who require knee stability in activities such as running, cutting, jumping, and kicking. The ACL originates on the posteromedial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle and inserts anterior to and between the intercondylar eminences of the tibia. The ACL is composed of 2 bundles, an anteromedial bundle and a posterolateral bundle. What did the orthopaedician say which one is affected? What kind of imaging study is being done?
Avatar n tn The reason the arthroscopy was done is due to knee pain as a result of meniscus tear n torn cartilage. My doctor is not at our town. I have to fly in to another town to do the arthroscopy. I did call my doctor & was advise that this is normal after the incision. Well, I now can walk around but slow. My knees seem not able to support me even normal daily thing like going to toilet. I need some support in order to sit down or stand up. Just wonder if it is normal.
Avatar f tn The best way to describe it was that I felt like a thick rubber band was running up the side of my knee and when I wanted to bend my knee, the band would resist bending with me. I started getting these same pains whenever I would kneel, and after the initial pain, I'd get a burning feeling on a knee cap and sometimes shots of pain going up my thigh.
Avatar n tn Problem is, I have slowed it down and now I am gaining weight (catch 22 for sure) He guessed that I have cartilage (sp) damage in my knee and the only remedy is probably surgery. Any thoughts? It is not a constant pain but I certainly want to get back to my active lifestyle and I am bored now. Anything would be helpful, thanks!
Avatar n tn I had tear in the cartilage where the femur bone connects in the knee that was flapping off and getting stuck in the join causing pain. It was removed and smoothed out and I though it will feel better, now it's worse. I'm going to a new doctor tomorrow for a second opinion and see what he has to say. My surgeon wants to start Supartz injections toward the end of the month. I want to know what is wrong inside first and what is causing so much pain and worse pain then before the surgery???
Avatar m tn Hi, about 3 months ago i think i overextended my knee while dribbling the ball in a game of basketball. Its not that much of an injury, there was no pop or swelling. I was even able to continue the game. There was pain when it happened, but it quickly subsided. I was able to walk and put weight on it. I played basketball sporadically for the following months and it did not bother me. Last week I decided to go back to running after a long hiatus.
Avatar f tn So, again, is it possible that the MRI could show up clean but there's a chance that I may actually have some tear or cartilage damage? I just can't imagine, based on the amount of pain I'm in, that everything is normal. And honestly, I'm NOT one to complain about pain -- I've had nine surgeries thus far, and I am absolutely terrified of anesthesia, so surgery is the last thing I want.
Avatar m tn Typex, you may have injured one of the 4 knee ligaments. I'd recommend that you see an orthopaedic knee specialist who can perform some simple tests to check these ligaments.
Avatar n tn A preexisting condition called as chondromalacia predisposes individuals to wear and tear of the cartilage under the knee cap. The pattern of cartilage damage seen with chondromalacia is distinct from the degeneration seen in arthritis, and the damage from chondromalacia is thought to be capable of repair, unlike that seen with arthritis. Treatment is by resting the knee and adhering to a proper physical therapy program.
Avatar n tn My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
Avatar m tn I started having something very similar a few weeks ago; only difference is my pain is right on the knee cap. I hit my knee on something and it hurt pretty bad for about 5-10 seconds and then I didn't have any pain at all until 3 days later in the middle of the night. It was as if I had hit my knee again and it keeps happening since then. The pain is very severe. It has happened 5-6 times in the last 3 weeks, about 10-15 sec. long, always in the middle of the night.
Avatar f tn It started off as cartilage wearing out. In 2015 I revisited the doctor after 7 years with knee pain once again. My PCP said I had a Patella Tracking Disorder. Fast forward to 2016 and I had an MRI done that revealed a Level One ACL injury along with cartilage damage as well as Tendonitis and Bursitis. I went through Physical Therapy and my pain was very minimal (have always had slight knee pain) for about two months before I started having the problems again.
Avatar m tn Because it takes the full weight of the body and is regularly stressed by activities such as walking, running and jumping, the knee is a vulnerable joint and has a high risk of injury and age-related wear and tear. Risk factors for knee pain include: • Excess weight: Being overweight can increase stress on joints and increases the breakdown of cartilage in joint spaces that can lead to arthritis.
Avatar m tn For older adults, patellofemoral pain may be related to arthritis of the knee joint — which causes cartilage to lose its normal shock-absorbing ability. Weak thigh and hip muscles or flat feet also may contribute to the pain. Even something as simple as worn-out or ill-fitting shoes can contribute to patellofemoral pain. Risk factors Runners and other people who routinely do a lot of exercise involving their lower legs may have a greater risk of developing patellofemoral pain.
Avatar n tn This type of procedure is only useful for the treatment of focal cartilage damage. if x-rays or arthroscopic examination show evidence of more widespread cartilage damage, the OATS procedure will not be performed. Other option would be total knee replacement.
Avatar n tn I went to a few knee specialists and had another round of rehab until they gave me an MRI. They found I had a lot of fluid in my knee cap, torn cartilage, and my patella looked like it got in a fight with a cheese grater. I had exploratory surgery and was diagnosed with tendonitis. Everything looked perfect, as my doctor said, with the exception of my tendons. I'm incredibly frustrated.
Avatar f tn Patients usually feel pretty good and think they can avoid these critically important steps, and even start running and jumping before the internal aspects of the knee, and the joint surface are ready.Healing also depends on the severity of the cartilage damage and any other conditions existing in the knee.You need not worry and follow up ypur doctor regularly.
Avatar n tn Hi Emil, The knee injury that you had originally was trying to tell you that you should stop doing what hurts. Running, doing deep knee bends with additional weight, using the stair machine set to higher than 8 inches can overflex the knee and put pressure on the patella. Nature was warning you to stop the activity and you continued through the pain. Surgery may have been needed to reattach a ligament, but the continued use of the causative exercise risks further damage.
Avatar m tn I don't want to diagnose, as it's not my place, but you may want to have an xray done and have them look for ligament tearing, or cartilage damage. Same thing happened to my English Mastiff, on both sides at the same time (she tore her ACL and MCL, rear legs), and had to have (2) separate surgeries to repair them. Talk to your vet and see what they think... I'm willing to bet that if you call them, they'll say that an xray is more than likely the next step. Good luck.
Avatar n tn i have just found out what a chondroplasty is and i annoyed to learn that the 4 1/2 years prior my first surgery my unstable knee has done considerable damage to my cartilage in which i should need this procedure done. I am 35 years old and face a lifelong battle with knee pain and OA. Following the op. and considering the amount of work that was done i am pleased to report that i have been weightbearing 4 days post surgery pain free.
784178 tn?1236238615 I have recently done a lot of reading on disorder of the knee because I have to have surgery on my patella (knee cap) and cartilage. Locking and popping episodes are very suggestive, cardinal symptoms of a meniscus tear. The meniscus are tough cartilages that are between the femur and knee and the tibia and knee. Put simply they are like a lining and absorb shocks and help the bones slide and glide easier over one another. There are two menisci in your knee.