Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
140 Doctors are Online

Wearing compressing stocks, have rash on leg, placing weight. Can meniscus tear surgery sprain ankle and aggravate arthritis?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1999
Answered : 494 Questions
Can having a 5th meniscus tear surgery- right 5th toe , sprain right ankle, and substantial aggravation trigger pre-existing knee arthritis or aggravate knee as result of a serious injury in Juy of 2008.

In addition I have been placing weight on my right leg and knee due to having surgeries to my left knee (i.e. tear medial meniscus left knee, synvis shots left knee, and pre-existing arthritis left knee.

Wear compressing stocks as well and have rash on my lower legs on both my right left and right legs and feet

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 3 hours later
Yes, definitely having a problem with one knee can aggravate problems in the other as in trying to avoid putting pressure on one leg one tends to put more pressure on the other. Thus in cases with pre-existing arthritis mostly osteoarthritis problem with a knee or foot can definitely aggravate the problems with the other.

Synvisc injections help but sometimes the effect is short-lived so it is better to supplement your efforts with knee exercises, local application of NSAID gel and physiotherapy.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more guidance.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Sports Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor