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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest remedy for knee pain due to meniscus tear

Hi,Last April, I hurt my left knee playing basketball. They first told me it was a 2nd degree tear of medial collateral ligament. After about 2 weeks, I went to physical therapy for a while. Then in August as it was not getting better, I got an MRI and it shows a very very small tear of meniscus and some arthritis in left knee.I have let it rest and light exercises for 8-12 months before recently going back to being active.The problem is my left knee is still not right. Hurts most if I sit and try to bend leg. Also hurt getting out of bed in morning. It sounds like I am a machine with the cracking and popping.I have now scheduled another appointment.Any ideas? Did tear get bigger?
Tue, 29 Mar 2016
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as you mentioned now that you have a meniscal tear and have undergone physical therapy also. I think you need to go back to the exercises again. Start with taking a hot fermentation and slow and gradual static hams and quads. along with it try to slowly bend the knee how much you can and gradually process to full range of motion. if the pain is little high you can undergo Ultrasound therapy and Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain relief and inflammation reduction. Once the pain levels comes down please focus on specific training for football players for strengthening the knees as you should be precautive in future to avoid injuries. I am sure you will be helped like my other patients who do excellent on field after the rehabilitation process. god bless you
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