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Offline zerostatic

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medial knee pain
« on: December 01, 2010, 05:31:42 AM »
I hurt my knee about three weeks ago during a Judo class, I have pain along the medial aspect of my right knee. The pain is very low probably a 1 on a 1 - 10 scale unless I do anything that replicates the position my knee was in during the original injury. I've had a physical therapist do an assessment and she said it was either a grade 1 mcl sprain or a meniscus tear. I wanted to see if there was any tests I could do my self to see if it is indeed a meniscus tear. I also wanted to know that if the tear is in the area that will heal, about how long it would take to heal by it self.

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Offline Kimberly 77

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Re: medial knee pain
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 03:24:13 PM »
As far as any test you could do yourself, you can look up techniques that orthos use, like the lachmans test ect. But these are much more accurate when a Dr. is doing them. A torn meniscus usually will be associated with some kind of catching or locking sensation when moving the knee, however some people just have pain. A routine menicus repair is  usually a quick recovery, most people on here say about 10 days on crutches and about a month to be fully back. Everyone is different and heals different so it may take longer for others. I had a scope done in Aug. and am still in lots of pain, I don't think my surgery was much of a sucess though. Good Luck!
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Offline emzobe

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Re: medial knee pain
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 09:53:35 PM »
If you have an MCL sprain, some type of brace (I had the DonJoy Playmaker brace) would help support it while healing. I have had severe medial knee pain (much higher than 1 on a scale of 1-10, more like a 7 or 8 all the time), with no meniscus tear, but there still could be soft tissue inflammation or another underlying problem. I would continue to do physical therapy and try modalities to get any type of inflammation out from the initial knee injury. I had what was considered "minor" knee surgery in October, but am still on the long road to recovery, so if you can, I would definitely try to take a non-operative and conservative approach before considering knee surgery. Good luck!