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Offline símiley_despite_all

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Torn meniscus
« on: April 17, 2021, 08:42:26 AM »
Last year, I sustained a knee injury, or a meniscus tear to be more precise.

I tried to care for my knee as soon as possible, but I could only start a treatment about four months later.

And now, even four months since the beginning of the treatment, my knee hasn't healed yet.

I know it because the area is still a bit sensitive, and I can't walk with too much impact.

Besides of that, I can at times feel something on the left of the knee (apparently, the synovial membrane) 'vibrating', which seems to be a sign of inflammation.

I would like to know if other people who have unstable knees also feel this 'vibration' (as formerly described), and while at this, I'm also interested in knowing what other symptoms do people with a 'joint condition' experience, so that I am aware if or when the degeneration in my knees is progressing.

Regards to all.

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Re: Torn meniscus
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 09:39:10 AM »
Have you had a scan? Meniscus tears may or may not heal depending on type, size, location, cause, whether tissue is caught in the joint

Common issues of degeneration, or arthritis can be pain, aching, swelling, stiffness, crunching, change in the shape or alignment of the knee, locking, giving way, loss of range of motion, weakness

There are good meniscus and arthritis primers in the learning portfolio, as well as other resources and articles
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Re: Torn meniscus
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 08:17:32 AM »
I had a torn meniscus in my left knee. I tried letting it heal by sleeping a lot and only walking on it. Three months later and I could walk on it, but had trouble sleeping in certain positions and walking up stairs. Decided to start working out to get blood flowing to knee joint, against PT's advice, and have had wonderful results. I can feel my knee healing and getting stronger. I also got rid of eating foods that cause inflammation, like sugar. I take supplements to support healing and eat stuff like pineapple and ginger to help fight against inflammation. But, working out my legs in the gym has been the biggest improvement. I work out on the Arc Trainer (sliding, not hopping), stationary bicycle, and rowing machine. I work out morning and night. So far, I'm happy with the results and my knee is less sensitive and weak.