Knee pain meniscus symptoms

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Avatar m tn - I have undergone ACL reconstruction surgery of right knee on 21st May,2010. Even after my surgery I feel pain when I bend my knee or when I walk. The pain is distributed over the entire crossection of the knee. But recently on 12th feb,2012 my right knee has started paining again. I am not able to walk. Even if I try to walk, I feel instability. My leg becomes stiff when I keep it straight for around 30 min.
Avatar m tn - I have undergone ACL reconstruction surgery of right knee on 21st May,2010. Even after my surgery I feel pain when I bend my knee or when I walk. The pain is distributed over the entire crossection of the knee. But recently on 12th feb,2012 my right knee has started paining again. I am not able to walk. Even if I try to walk, I feel instability. My leg becomes stiff when I keep it straight for around 30 min.
Avatar n tn Hi there! Menisectomies are not usually associated with excellent prognosis; though with the current symptoms, I would suggest a review with your treating orthopedician to rule out further denegation and suggestion of an appropriate management plan. Meanwhile I would advise resting the knee and avoiding strenuous movements around it. Warm compresses/ ice packs and OTC NSAIDS may be used for pain relief. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have looked up different knee issues and I'm not sure where my symptoms fit...The pain is on the outside of my left knee. It does not swell really and it does not bruise. It begins to hurt only when I am using my knee a lot such as walking a lot or any sport. If I stop activity, within a few days, the pain will go away...but comes back as soon as I start activity. I still dont have insurance and probably wont get it looked at because I cannot afford to...
Avatar n tn Hi Carla, You have a nice name and you are pretty young too. Your symptoms of pain with dramatic history of knee swelling and redness suggests either it is ligament tear or meniscus injury. Further more your symptom of feeling locked at joints adds to the diagnosis of meniscus injury as locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries. I think it is indeed meniscus injury of your knee causing the symptoms. Have you consulted any doctor? Is yes, what does he have to say for this?
Avatar f tn 63 year old female had surgery for torn meniscus at the end of August. Still in pain, at times cannot walk without limping. Have a difficult time getting out of a chair. Have been back to the orthopedic doctor and siad it has range of movement ,but if i stub my toe or hit my foot on something, the pain is very severe and it stops me in my tracks. I go back in December. What should be done next. I am at wits end because of the pain. The pain is the same as before the surgery.
11464625 tn?1422864772 Dealing with insurance issues that is why i didn't get a scan but what are some symptoms ? I played basketball Sunday and am experiencing some knee pain but not excruciating, and there is not swelling. However, my shin is also bothering me a bit as well.
Avatar f tn Hi! If you are scheduled for surgery and have developed calf pain then first thing to be ruled out is deep vein thrombosis. Please inform your doctor immediately. You are most likely to be taken up for dopplar ultrasound. Pain can also be felt post unaccustomed exercise due to muscle strain. A ripping pain in calf muscles can also be due to intermittent claudication.
Avatar n tn Hi! Whether you have a torn meniscus or not can only be confirmed by MRI. If there is a meniscal tear then initially a conservative approach to treatment is initiated. This involves rest, application of ice and elevation of the injured limb. With time inflammation subsides and the pain lessens. Then if the knee is actively used, or through physiotherapy, the muscles around the knee joint strengthen and lend support given by the meniscus.
Avatar f tn I have had three surgeries on my left knee, starting with an ACL reconstruction and medial meniscus repair my freshman year of high school, a lateral and medial meniscectomy my senior year of high school, and I just recently had the same surgery, a lateral and medial meniscectomy this past January, 2010.
Avatar f tn Meniscus repair is recommended for tears that occur in the vascular region (red zone or red-white zone), are longer than 1 cm, involve greater than 50% of meniscal thickness, and are unstable to arthroscopic probing. A stable knee is important for successful meniscus repair and healing. Thus, associated ligamentous injuries must be addressed. The most commonly associated ligamentous disruption is complete tear of the ACL, which must be reconstructed to prevent recurrent meniscal tears.
Avatar f tn A little background.... I'm a 46yo fem skier symptoms of joint line pain and stiffness in the right knee. No locking or serious instability although the knee has given a couple of times. 18years prior I had a broken tibial plateau that required bone graft (freeze dried cadaver bone) with 2 screws and meniscus repair on the lateral side. Screws were taken out and the plateau had to be reshaped on both the lateral and medial sides to due excess bone growth from the repair.
Avatar f tn Pain in the back of knee when walking up and down steps. Also buckling and giving in while walking at times. I am a competitive gymnasts. The pain is right where you bend your knee in the back What could this be?
Avatar n tn The latter proceedure, has a faster recovery but it can lead to trouble years down the road because of the absence of the normal meniscus. With a meniscus tear (torn cartilage) in your knee, the shock absorbing capacity of the joint is threatened. Because of this, there is an increased risk of developing damage to the articular cartilage surface of the knee joint bones, causing arthritis. I think that is what is causing you so much pain.
Avatar n tn Now unable to put full weight on Lt leg.No swelling behind knee/light swelling above front of knee cap.Pain when bending knee /more pain when bending with Lt toes pointed toward the outside.The snap seemed to come from behind and to the left end of the joint.Soreness/tightness remain. What could be happening?
Avatar f tn If surgery is not an option, I recently saw a brace, known as the Unloader Lite, designed to take a small amount of stress off the medial compartment, and ease the symptoms of a torn meniscus. At present, I have no real experience with this brace. Remember, it is by no means a cure, it simply controls the symptoms.
Avatar m tn A few weeks ago I twisted my left knee laterally while my foot was planted ( in a hole ) and my weight was going forward. Now I have a sharp, stinging pain in my left knee just below the patella, at the tibial head on the lateral side when I get on my knees or put pressure on the joint. At first I had no other symptoms, but now the knee hurts when I walk or keep it flexed for a prolonged period, and it also feels unstable.
Avatar f tn Hello Bon, Welcome to the Pain Mangement forum. I am glad that you have found us. However I am sorry to heat about your knee pain. "Bad knees" run in my family and I understand how painful and debilitating knee pain can be. Has cortisone been effective for you in the past? If it has not been they usually won't repeat them. As Sandee said the general rule is 3 in a year but I have know physicians that will perform 4.
Avatar f tn I have had 3 surgeries on my right knee for a torn meniscus but for some reason I still have knee pain. My last surgery was in 2008 and ever since then my knee still remains swollen and in pain. In the past few days my knee has been hurting more that usual especially if I do not bare weight on it. I am on Ibuprofen 600 for pain management but it is not working. I've iced, elevated, and rested my knee, but the pain and swelling has not subsided. Should I go see a doctor?
Avatar f tn I had a knee scope back in april to clean out severe arthritis and a torn medial meniscus. I was told after a month i would be pain free. Since the surgery i have been in more pain than before the surgery to the point where i can barely walk. Also im diabetic and half my leg on the front is numb to the point where i can stick a lancet from my diabetes monitor into the area and it will bleed but i never felt the stick at all is this normal or was something done wrong.
Avatar f tn over the last 3 weeks I have been having alot of pain to the lateral side of my left knee. Mainly when I am standing from being in a squatted position. The pain is so bad I have to hold on to something and slowly straighten up. I can walk just fine. It hurts when I bend my calf to my thigh when I am shaving. I have been taking alot of IBU and applying ice. I finally went to see the doctor and they what to do an mri...Any suggestion?
Avatar m tn That knee has been fine since recovery but recently I have started having pain in my left knee. It has been going on for a few months now and has seemed to come on without any cause. There is no swelling and the pain is not constant. The pain is mostly located on the interior of the knee and right behind the knee cap. Sometimes exercise makes it feel better, but sometimes walking on it for long distances also makes it feel worse. I would like to know if I should exercise it more, or rest it.
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 m tn I was diagnosed with tendonitis earlier on in the year but I'm afraid it has gotten a lot worse. Recently I have been experiencing sharper pain in my knee during runs, so much so that I have to stop for a few minutes until I can continue, if I continue at all. Other symptoms include inability to kneel and difficulty crossing my right leg over my left knee for more than 10 minutes (I am guessing this is due to the angle at which my leg is bent).
Avatar m tn - Behind the knee cap feels achy/pain - The pain goes away overnight and feels better the next morning - Possibly a little swelling when I run around 10 miles in one session. Any thoughts on what might be causing this? Do I risk ruining my knee if I keep running? Best regards, P.S. I have tried various running shoes, techniques, no pavement running, but no luck yet.
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 In my experience I have not heard of CT scans being used to diagnosis knee pain symptoms but I am not saying that it is not done. Is it possible you could have a Meniscus tear. In addition to the shooting pain does it ever "click" or feel like it gets caught? That can often be an additional symptom. There are so many structures within the knee it could be any number of problems.
Avatar n tn I think it is just from wear and tear of playing sports and dancing when I was a kid (I'm now 32). The pain started below my knee, and is now accompanied with pain shooting down my shin. It also now feels as if something from the top of my knee is pulling as well. I am hurting, and I don't know what else to do. I am also taking Naperson (sp?), which is not helping. I can't take anything more than that, because pain meds knock me on my butt & I don't want that.