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Knee Injury Health Feed

I have I jury 5-6 months ago I am walk very slowly I am not running and climb stairs in mri report grade 1 meniscus tear show pls gave suggestion.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (37855ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have I jury 5-6 months ago I am walk very slowly I am not running and climb stairs in mri report grade 1 meniscus t...
As with knee pain, back discomfort often isn't a back problem at all, brooks says. If one side of your pelvis is higher than the other, it can result in back pain, hip pain, groin pain, or even knee pain. "if you try to do a lunge, the knee on the high side will cave in and the hip will angle inward, brooks says. The repercussions of this change over time can be knee pain, a patella tear, a medial meniscus injury, or hip bursitis. But back to your back-the unevenness of your hips can pull on your lower back, causing that tightness while sitting all day. Fix it: if you notice your hips are uneven, try this hip abduction exercise. Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart (the classic sit-up position). Wrap a small resistance band around your knees so that it's already a little tight while your knees are together. Now press out against the strap to separate your knees until they form a v-shape, holding at the outermost edge of the press for a few moments. This move helps to fix the hip imbalance because "in the lying position, the muscles that are causing thepelvis to be out of alignment are shut off, brooks says. Repeat for 2 sets of 20 reps, 3 times per week.
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48 years…is there any cure for horizontal tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and a peripheral longitudinal tear in the body of the medial meniscus? No ligament tear.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (37855ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
48 years…is there any cure for horizontal tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and a peripheral longitud...
Ultrasound- which heals the damaged tissues and heals • electric stimulation / ift- which reduces the pain • kinesiology taping • application of heat or ice • soft tissue massages or knee joint mobilization 5 do’s & don’ts to reduce your knee pain. 1. Don’t take too much rest- not only your body muscles may become weaker even your joint’s pain may become worse. Take consultation from your physiotherapist to guide you with knee pain exercises which are safe for your knees & keep doing it. 2. Do exercise– exercises help in strengthening the muscles, increase flexibility & also support your knee. You can also do swimming, walking, elliptical machines & bicycles, etc. 3. Don’t avoid your weight– excess weight may increase the stress on your knee and if you have inflammatory arthritis then it may become worse. You don’t need to have ideal weight, you just need to start working to reduce the weight. 4. Rice -this process is good for joint pain caused due to minor injury or an arthritis. • • r (rest) – give some rest to your knees. • I (ice) – massage your knees with ice to reduce swelling. • c (compression)- start wearing compression bandage. • e (elevation)- keep your knee elevated. 5. Don’t wear bad shoes- we actively wear shoes in our daily life for hours without noticing how it can affect your knees badly. So, if you are facing knee pain, then check your shoes first. Is it giving you good comfort? If not then change it urgently. The importance of buying braces and splints from us – orthopaedic support braces we suggest you to wear knee brace which is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it. Resisted terminal knee extension: make a loop with a piece of elastic tubing by tying a knot in both ends. Close the knot in a door at knee height. Step into the loop with your injured leg so the tubing is around the back of your knee. Lift the other foot off the ground and hold onto a chair for balance, if needed. Bend the knee with tubing about 45 degrees. Slowly straighten your leg, keeping your thigh muscle tight as you do this. Repeat 15 times. Do 2 sets of 15. If you need an easier way to do this, stand on both legs for better support while you do the exercise. Standing calf stretch: stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep as arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. 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 1. Heel and calf stretch to do this stretch: 1. Stand facing a wall. 2. Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3. Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4. Change legs and repeat. 5. Do this stretch twice for both legs. Short arc quad / isometeric quad exercise the short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight. Tighten your quad muscle with your toes pointed toward the ceiling and hold it tight for five seconds. Slowly lower your leg down. Repeat for 15 repetitions. Quadriceps, isometric (strength) this exercise is for an injured right knee. Switch sides if the injury is to your left knee. 1. Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up and put your left foot flat on the floor. 2. Flex your right foot and tighten the thigh muscles of your right leg. Press the back of your right knee toward the floor. Don’t arch your back or hunch your shoulders. 3. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax. 4. Repeat 10 times, or as instructed. 5. Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed. 2. Quadriceps stretch to do this stretch: 1. Stand next to a wall or use a chair for support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. 2. Bend one knee so your foot goes up toward your glutes. 3. Grab your ankle and gently pull it toward your glutes as far as you can comfortably. 4. Hold for 30 seconds. 5. Return to the starting position and change legs. 6. Repeat 2 times on each side. Hamstring stretch • take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. • use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg. • apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling. • wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling. • rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling. To do this stretch: to do this stretch: 1. For this stretch, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor or mat and straighten both legs. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can bend both knees with your feet flat on the floor. 3. Lift one leg off the floor. 4. Place your hands behind your thigh, but below the knee, and gently pull your knee toward your chest until you feel a slight stretch. This shouldn’t be painful. 5. Hold for 30 seconds. 6. Lower and change legs. 7. Repeat 2 times on each side. Strengthening exercises 5. Half squat to do this exercise: 1. Get into a standing squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips or out in front of you for balance. 2. Looking straight ahead, slowly squat down about 10 inches. This is the halfway point to a full squat. 3. Pause for a few seconds, then stand up by pushing through your heels. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 5. Calf raises to do this exercise: 1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position yourself next to a wall or hold on to the back of a chair for support. 2. Lift both your heels off the ground so that you’re standing on the balls of your feet. 3. Slowly lower your heels to the starting position. Control is important with this exercise for strengthening your calf muscles. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 6. Hamstring curl 7. Leg extensions to do this exercise: 1. Sit up tall in a chair. 2. Put your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. 3. Look straight ahead, contract your thigh muscles, and extend one leg as high as possible without raising your buttocks off the chair. 4. Pause, then lower to the starting position. 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 8. Straight leg raises to do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor with one leg bent and one leg straight out in front of you. 3. Contract the quadricep of your straight leg and slowly raise it up off the floor until it’s the same height as your bent knee. 4. Pause at the top for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 9. Side leg raises to do this exercise: 1. Lie on your side with your legs stacked on top of each other. Cradle your head in your hand, and place your other hand on the floor in front of you. 2. Raise your top leg as high as you comfortably can. You should feel this on the side of your hips. 3. Pause briefly at the top, then lower your leg. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 10. Prone leg raises to do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning beneath you. 2. Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. You can let your head rest on your arms. 3. Engage your glute and hamstring muscles in your left leg and lift your leg as high as you comfortably can without causing pain. Be sure to keep your pelvic bones on the floor throughout this exercise. 4. Hold your leg in the lifted position for 5 seconds. 5. Lower your leg, rest for 2 seconds, then repeat. 6. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. Lifestyle and home remediesrest. Take a break from your normal activities to reduce repetitive strain on your knee, give the injury time to heal and help prevent further damage. A day or two of rest may be all you need for a minor injury. More severe damage is likely to need a longer recovery time. Ice. Ice reduces both pain and inflammation. A bag of frozen peas works well because it covers your whole knee. You also can use an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel to protect your skin. Although ice therapy is generally safe and effective, don't use ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time because of the risk of damage to your nerves and skin. Heat. You may experience temporary pain relief by applying a heat pack or hot-water bottle to the painful area on your knee. Compression. This helps prevent fluid buildup in damaged tissues and maintains knee alignment and stability. Look for a compression bandage that's lightweight, breathable and self-adhesive. It should be tight enough to support your knee without interfering with circulation. Elevation. To help reduce swelling, try propping your injured leg on pillows or sitting in a recliner.
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24 year female, active workout lifestyle. History of knee injury during childhood. Now grade 2 acl injury discovered on mri. Please help with further management? Should the workout stop?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (37855ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
24 year female, active workout lifestyle. History of knee injury during childhood. Now grade 2 acl injury discovered ...
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. Exercises will give you permanent cure than the surgery. 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.
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I am having ligament injury in my both knee grade 2 in right knee and grade 1 in left knee with mild join effusion in both knees. I never got any injury on my knee. Can’t understand why it happened in the first place.

Dr.Suryam Goduguchinta 92% (800ratings)
B.P.T, M.P.T(Orthopedics)
Physiotherapist,
I am having ligament injury in my both knee grade 2 in right knee and grade 1 in left knee with mild join effusion in...
Respected Lybrate user. Reasons for your knee ligament sprains are. So many. I think your doctor was explained this. However it's happened" poor adapted positions. Sports injuries. Daily activities (those are related to knee joints). Please take some rest along with precautions (your doctor said). Must be remember. Don't forget" knee cap" which your doctor prescribed. During this crucial period please consult physical therapist at your area at once. They may suggest some precautions and ex' s.or if already told your doctor. Please follow and don't forget knee check-ups / follow-ups. Don't worry it is curable.
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When I pinch my brother on his thigh, he gets pain not only at thigh even in side his head. When I asked him he said one day he got injured on his knee and his knee was mildly swollen and it was cured but, after that he is getting pain inside his head when he get injured. Please tell me what is the reason for it and how can we cure it?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (37855ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
When I pinch my brother on his thigh, he gets pain not only at thigh even in side his head. When I asked him he said ...
Check whether there is still redness in the skin at times the blood clot remains in the area where the injury had happened many weeks / months ago. This leads to ischaemic changes and the oxygen in the area is totally diminished which is the reason when the thigh is pinched it leads to vascular insufficiency which makes your brother to have headache.
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I have knee injury so I wanna know if I make love to a girl will it affect the injury not to recover quickly.

Dr.Suryam Goduguchinta 92% (800ratings)
B.P.T, M.P.T(Orthopedics)
Physiotherapist,
I have knee injury so I wanna know if I make love to a girl will it affect the injury not to recover quickly.
It's depends upon your" interest, dedication, descipline, regularity, punctuality, regular check-ups, physical therapy" so must be remember.
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Mrileft knee. Joint study protocol: sagittal: pd, gre// coronal: stir, tiw// axial :t2 tse findings there is mild effusion in knee joint extending into retro-patellar and lateral paracondylar recesses. Altered linear intrasubstance signal intensity is seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus appearing hyperintense on t2wand pd fs images with no intra-articular communication suggestive of grade-2 medical injury. Rests of medial and lateral meniscus appear normal. No evidence of tear. Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are normal in course and reveal normal parenchymal signal intensity. Quadriceps femoris tendon and patellar ligament are normal with normal signal intensity. Visualized bones reveal normal intra-medullary signal intensity and normal cortical margins. A small bony island is seen in posterior aspect of medial femoral condyle and distal femoral metaphysis. Patella is normal in location. Medial and lateral collateral ligaments are normal with no evidence of tear. Peri-articular and para-articular muscles reveal normal parenchymal signal intensity and well-preserved intermuscular fat planes. Impression: Mr. left knee finding reveals mild joint effusion with grade-2 medical injury involving posterior horn of medial meniscus as described above. Advice - please correlate clinically and with other relevant investigations please tell me 1- medicine to heal injury 2- nutrition to follow 3- physical activity during injury (i’m a gym person so workout on daily basis) 4- healing time.

Dr.Rahul Rai 91% (3983ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
Mrileft knee. Joint
study protocol: sagittal: pd, gre// coronal: stir, tiw// axial :t2 tse
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there is mild eff...
Send your mri photo. What problm you r facing. Can take tab tendomac 1bd for 6 months. Counslt to physiotherpist. Do exercises advised by physio. Apply ice pack n use knee brace.
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Hey I had an injury below my knee while I was playing (i brushed on the ground and fell down) then after that I didn't care to much and continued playing. But after when I play after sometime my injury part starts to hurt and I can't run as quick as before. What should I do. Is it serious should I do x-ray. please help.

BPTh/BPT, MSc Yoga, MD - Acupuncture
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hey I had an injury below my knee while I was playing (i brushed on the ground and fell down) then after that I didn'...
Hi sir. If you are not able to bend your knee, swelling and pain, please take an xray nearby. If you doesn't have much pain, pls give some rest to knee for 2-3 days. Bcos bruising will also induces pain to rest the part.
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I tore my posterior horn of medial meniscus few days ago (grade 3). My doctor recommended physiotherapy after clinical inspection. My understanding for doing physiotherapy is making the muscles around the hips, quads, hamstring etc stronger so that there wouldn't be much stress to the torn meniscus. But once we stop doing physiotherapy, won't the muscles become weaker again? As we are not training them and this in turn would cause the pain to come back. Can someone let me know how physiotherapy performs in the long run?

Bachelor in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Pune
I tore my posterior horn of medial meniscus few days ago (grade 3). My doctor recommended physiotherapy after clinica...
Hi lybrate-user, firstly, physiotherapy treatment is not just restricted with muscle strengthening, it also corrects the biomechanical changes occurred due to the meniscal tare. Secondly, its takes eight weeks to develop muscular strength but once the muscle memory is developed, it will take 5-6 months for it be forgotten. Hence, maintenance exercises done ocassionally, can help you to keep up with the strength levels.
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