Knee pain meniscus damage

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900171 tn?1356956140 When getting up from a sitting position if I put weight on the injured leg I go through it (cannot do it) I know that being active will not damage my knee any further while waiting for surgery, but work is almost becoming impossible because of pain and being too slow while work requires lots of sitting/getting up/moving about etc.... This is very frustrating, I was told that I could get certified and stay at home but am reluctant to do so. Any advice on this would be welcome.
Avatar f tn The doctor wants to remove more of my meniscus but I am scared that if he removes more of the meniscus that I will continue to have problems with my knee and the meniscus. I don't know if I should have another meniscetomy or ask for a complete meniscus transplantation. Can any one help me? My surgery is on December 18. Thank You.
Avatar m tn 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. I'm not crazy about surgery but it doesn't seem to be healing on its own. Should I keep him in this leg brace for 3 more weeks or take him to a larger area for possible surgery.
Avatar f tn I just found out that i tore the meniscus in my right knee. Iam pretty scared and upset by this being am a three sport athlete in highschool. I was wondering what anyone can tell me about this.
Avatar n tn Usually severe pain can be treated with cortisone injections. So, the pain that you are experiencing could be due to damage that is present in the knee, but not due to steroid injection. Best.
643019 tn?1223420933 After weeks of pain and not knowing what was wrong yesterday after my doctor viewed my mri's it was determind that i have a torn meniscus and a cyst on my left knee iam in a lot of pain and my surgery is not until nov 25th what can i do for the pain they have me on vicodin ... and its not working .. and what do i have to look for as far as my recovery period .. i have 2 young children and a husband that due to a job promotion does not live with us ...
Avatar n tn Do you have any hip or ankle pain (both hip and ankle pain can refer pain to the knee, and vice versa)? Keep me informed. Bye.
Avatar n tn Recently my right knee has been giving me a lot of pain. I have been having pain on the medial and underneath my kneecap. I have been taking fish oil pills for roughly 2 months but they are not helping. I refuse to get a steroid injection. I am seeing a second opinion doctor in a week. What are my other options?
Avatar n tn Hello, I have been suffering from knee pain for the past 18 months. Had an artho done in Jul 18 as MRI should a small tear in the meniscus and a small cyst. The orthoped found a very small tear, did not repair it, he did not see the cyst but found arthritis and said he cleaned it up, whatever that meant. Anyways, since the artho my left knee is worse, the pain goes back to my hamstrings and I an unable to squat or bend my knee completely.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have knee pain and swelling that comes and goes. I have been to an Orthopedic and have had x-rays and MRI. Nothing specific was noted in the x-ray and scan. The Dr suggested orthoscopic surgery to see what he might be able to do. I have not had the surgery. He also suggested I may have osteoarthritis. The pain will come with walking, sometimes very quickly and sometimes not much at all.
Avatar f tn I need advice on what to do about the pain in my knee. I got into a small accident while biking last weekend. While biking along the main stretch of town, I collided with the side of a pick-up truck backing out between two buildings. He couldn't see me and I didn't see him until it was too late. Neither one of us was going very fast and there wasn't even any damage to my clothes from where I hit the pavement, so I figured the bumps and bruises were going to be the end of it.
Avatar m tn After that 2 years (4 years after the accident) I started to feel strange pain in my knee, the pain felt like burning sensation and eventually I couldn’t put any weight on my knee due to the severe pains. After I replaced physician and he saw that conservative treatment didn’t succeed (steroids, lubricant fluid etc.
Avatar m tn i like to run but i start to feel slight pain in my knee area and i begin to stop due to the weird pain. i didnt run for a couple of months and i feel pain cracking knee again? will this problem be permanent? i want to know whats wrong with this knee? i want to join the army soon but this stucks my problem knee pain/cracking when fully cracking....
Avatar f tn My question is, Am I doing more damage to my knee by continuing to do the aerobic exercise? I have been icing and I am now wearing a compression tensor on my knee. Walking just seems to be the most challenging thing at the moment. I do have an appointment to start physio therapy a week from now, but I would hate to stop exercising when I am on a roll.
Avatar n tn are there any true ways to know the difference between a torn meniscus and bursitis/tendonitis I have seen two doctors one says its bursitis/tendonitis and the other thinks I have torn my meniscus I am waiting for permission to get an mri but I have a large bruise on my knee cap and my knee burns alot there is some clicking when I am doing stairs but i can walk on it and last week there was almost like a bubble on my knee cap thanks
Avatar f tn Knee cap rotation has really nothing to do with meniscus damage unless trauma is involved. The more likely causes for bilateral (both sides) knee pain: OA, femoral torsion, pronation at the subtalar joint (aka flat feet) or maltraking of the patella. The most common of these conditions is associated with a weak VMO muscle (inside of calf), this can be tested via squatting which is more difficult for people with the contition then others.
Avatar n tn Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be recommended for pain. The meniscus has a rich blood supply so the potential exists for it to heal on its own, especially if one has incurred a small tear on the outer edge. If the tear doesn’t heal, you may need surgery. Depending on the injury, your doctor may perform arthroscopy, a minimally invasive approach, to repair the damage.
Avatar f tn I have had long time knee issues and have had 3 surgeries involving medial meniscus tear, cartilage damage and bone chips. 1994 was my last one. Osteoarthritis was diagnosed in 1994 (I'm 47 and vey active) New MRI results: 1.posterior defect in root of medial meniscus 2. interstitial tear in ACL 3. bone marrow abnormality at medial femoral condyle 4. mild cartilage deficit lateral femoral condyle All my pain is posterior lateral with limited flexion. What the heck is going on?
Avatar m tn Hi Jake, Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. I am sorry to hear that you are having knee pain and problems. I and my family have multiple knee problems. I know how painful and frustrating it can be. The knee is a complex joint. It bears tremendous amounts of force with the demands we place upon it with just normal daily activities. Usually a "popping" or "catching" sensation is the area that you describe can be contributed to a meniscus issues.
Avatar n tn i had a meniscus repair 8 months ago, I have been seeing the surgeon every six week since the op because of pain on the inside of the knee, six weeks ago he said I had nerve damage and put me on strong pain killers, the pain now is still bad what will happen next
Avatar f tn I am a veteran when it comes to knee problems. Torn meniscus cartilage, 2 knee scopes (arthroscopic surgeries), and finally a total knee replacement. If your knee is swelling, especially in the morning after sleeping, it may be a torn meniscus cartilage. The older we get, the more brittle our cartilage becomes and the more prone it is to damage from impact, etc... I have had lots of injuries over the years but the knee had the worst pain of all.
Avatar f tn I was injured on the job about 2 years ago and I had pain in my Left Knee and then the pain was tolerable for a while and then last year (about 7 mths ago). the pain came back full force.... I went and saw my DR and she sent me for an XRay and the results came back on that an there was no damage as far as broken/fractured bones okay I already knew that....
Avatar n tn Patients with Patello-femoral disorders classically report pain with prolonged knee flexion, and pain relief with knee extension as it is true in your case. What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful? Have you ever had surgery on your knee? Do you have any hip or ankle pain? Keep me informed. Bye.
Avatar f tn Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. Your symptom of pain over upper portion of knee suggests that it might be due to Patello-femoral syndrome. When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)?
Avatar n tn Pain and swelling and clicking in right knee for more than a year. PT no help. In Feb 2012, twisted bad knee and tore menicus through and through.