Hi Mr. lybrate-user,meniscal tears brings lots of inconvience in the day to day life. Untreated and unattended meniscal pathology may at times may worsen. Treatment options varies from physiotherapy, medication and arthroscopic surgical procedures. We shall discuss the necessary physical therpies and also the remedies. You shall contact me online via Lybrate unique code shbf8b.
Hello sir if you are not facing any problems than its ok for not go for surgery but try to keep your weight maintain so that there should be no pressure leg and while standing wear a knee cap for protecting and in hour of nap keep the movement of your leg.
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Knee ligament laxity if you have problem in your legs then it might be due to ligament laxity where your legs would become very weak due to the old ligament injury and that should be treated immediately. Wear knee cap so that you will feel firm while walking or climbing stairs.
This is a general strain and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try! one time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain.
You have to do knee strengthening exercises, ie. Knee rehabilitation exercises which will strengthen your knee.
Physiotherapy management: you can take ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone.
the knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee.
Knee strengthening exercises do not affect the knee joint directly, but they strengthen the muscles surrounding it. Strong muscles in the legs can help provide support for the knees. This support may alleviate pressure and strain on these joints, which can relieve pain and help a person be more active.
1. Leg lift.
Lie down on the floor with the back flat. Use a yoga mat, folded blanket, or exercise mat for comfort on a hard floor.
Keep the left leg straight and bend the right leg slightly at the knee, bringing the foot closer to the body.
Pull the abdominal muscles inward by imagining the belly button pulling down toward the floor. Doing this should bring the lower back down against the floor and help provide extra support during the exercise. Place a hand beneath the lower back to make sure that there is no space between the small of the back and the floor. If there is space for the hand, gently push the lower back down on top of the hand.
Slowly lift the left leg without bending the knee. Keep the toes pointed toward the ceiling and stop when the leg is about 12 inches off the floor. It should not be higher than the bent knee on the right leg.
Slowly lower the leg back down to the floor. Do not put it down too quickly or let it drop.
Repeat two more times with the same leg.
Switch side and repeat.
2. Hamstring stretch.
Stand straight with the knees only 1–2 inches apart. Hold on to a stable chair, the countertop, or another object for balance.
Slowly bend one knee behind the body, lifting the heel off the floor while keeping the thighs aligned. Continue to lift the heel in a smooth motion until the knee bend reaches a 90-degree angle. Keep the straight leg slightly bent to avoid locking it.
Hold the bent leg up for 5 seconds and then slowly lower it to the floor.
Switch sides and repeat the same.
3. Hamstring curls.
This exercise is a variation of the standing hamstring curl. A person can try this version if they have access to a weight bench that is purpose-built for this exercise. It may be more challenging than the standing hamstring curl, depending on how much weight a person uses.
Lie face down on the bench with the knees close together. Grip the handles for stability.
Tuck the feet under the weight. The weight should sit just above the heels.
Slowly bend both knees, using the force of the legs to raise the weight up. Continue to lift the weight in a smooth motion until the knees bend at a 90-degree angle.
Hold the weight up for 5 seconds and then slowly lower it back down.
Do it for 10-15 times.
4. Step exercises.
Use a large, sturdy stool or exercise platform no taller than 6 inches.
Step up onto the stool with the right foot and allow the left foot to follow behind. The left foot should not be on the stool but should hang behind it.
Keep the body weight on the right foot and hold for up to 5 seconds.
Slowly lower the left foot down and then follow it with the right foot.
Switch legs, stepping up with the left foot first.
Repeat the same.
5. Wall squats.
Stand with the head, shoulders, back, and hips flat against a wall.
Step both feet out about 24 inches away from the wall, while keeping the back and shoulders against it. Keep the feet no more than hip width apart.
Slide the back down the wall slowly until the body is just above a normal sitting position.
Hold for 5 seconds and then slide back up.
Repeat the same.
Follow up after a week after starting these exercises.
PG Diploma in Health Promotion, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, certificate in Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda
Grade 3 falls in complete tear category. It may take several weeks. In such case one should not bear weight on affected leg. Regular investigation will tell how much recovery need to be done. Rest is important, bandage cast according to the severity is necessity. For better understanding I need to see reports. You can play soccer but before that your ankle need proper rehabilitation. Ankle sprain are recurrent in nature, hence should be dealt with extreme care & proper rehabilitation protocol. Regards.
He definitely needs medical attention. Do at least get an xray done to rule out any fractures and also the bed sores need immediate attention.
If interested, you may contact me personally for further advice.
You can take gabapentin nt if your pain is severe. Otherwise other painkillers will be enough and you have to bear the drowsiness. Seizures and rls are very rare side effects of gabapentin nt. So don't worry. Also if your pain doesn't decrease you should show it to sport medicine specialist.