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Treatment options for meniscal tear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   sorry we got DC
User :   k
Doctor :   pls go on
User :   its ok
User :   so due to knee pain it quit shuttle
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   have you had your knee examined?
Doctor :   to find the cause?
User :   s
Doctor :   of your pain?
User :   i hope u r from bangalore
User :   s i consulted
Doctor :   yes i am-
Doctor :   the last
Doctor :   part of the chat i saw
User :   so u may be aware of CMH, XXXXXXXX nagar
Doctor :   was that you were going to tell me
Doctor :   why you stopped playin g shuttle
Doctor :   yes i am
User :   they took xray and said every thing fine
Doctor :   ok.....
User :   and also "u have to undergo physiotherapy
User :   "
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i dint go
Doctor :   ok
User :   cos i lost the belief in that doctor.
User :   every day i used to play for one hour and he is asking me go for Physio
Doctor :   which knee is the pain in/ which side?
Doctor :   of the knee
Doctor :   and did you injure your knee before the pain started?
User :   no
User :   knee joint
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   xxxx
User :   s
Doctor :   you have to understand
Doctor :   that physiotherapy
Doctor :   is one of the most effective and
Doctor :   valuable treatment
Doctor :   it is simple exercises/ massages
Doctor :   that work very well
User :   Doctor am basically from xxxx
Doctor :   even major orthopedic surgery is incomplete without physiotherapy treatment
User :   so last time when i been to native i consulted orthopedic doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what did he say?
User :   so he said u have got minute tear on both knees
User :   he also said and its not a disease
Doctor :   ok
User :   he prescribed medication and as well therapy too
Doctor :   are you feeling better with that?
User :   no way doctor
User :   still i have got the same pain
Doctor :   ok......
Doctor :   is the pain equal in both knees?
User :   no sometimes more in right
User :   sometime more in left
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did your ortho in xxxx tell you that you have a meniscal tear?
User :   no
Doctor :   did he tel you what exactly is torn in the knee?
User :   he showed me pointing at the upper cap corners
Doctor :   did he use the term ACL?
User :   in xray
Doctor :   does your pain increase on climbing stairs?
User :   no
User :   if i sit and get from toilet i find it very difficult
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you seem to have meniscal teat
User :   to stretch my legs
User :   what does it mean doctor
Doctor :   and it is very very rare for both knees to be affected
User :   ie y i quit shuttle
Doctor :   Two C-shaped pieces of cartilage known as the menisci (plural of meniscus) curve around the inside and outside of the knee to stabilize and cushion the joint.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee can lead to a torn meniscus
User :   any treatment
Doctor :   rest, ice and medication รข?? is sometimes enough to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus in many cases
User :   ?
Doctor :   sorry for the typo
User :   so its better to say goodbye to shuttle in my life
User :   isnt it doctor
Doctor :   not really-
Doctor :   there are surgery options
Doctor :   to repair the meniscus
User :   r u there ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   can you see what i'm typing?
Doctor :   r u thr?
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