Case Summary | Knee Pain
|Condition||Knee Medial Meniscus Tear|
Although I've had knee pain off and on for many years, ever since chipping a bone when I was 12, my knee never hurt enough to affect my activities. Then, in March of 2007 I tripped running up some stairs and hit the inside of my knee on the edge of a step. I was doing yoga at this time for exercise, and soon after hitting my knee I began to have trouble getting into lotus position. I would be trying to get my leg to the floor when there would a sudden loud "pop" and excruciating pain for a moment and then it would be fine. There was also a bruise on the inside of my knee that didn't seem to want to heal.
Currently taking glucosamine supplements, 3000mg/day, and I continue to walk or swim for exercise, as well as do the specific strengthening and range of motion exercises my PT gave me. I also now sleep with a foam pillow between my knees.
|Dates||March 12, 2007 - July 30, 2007|
|Diagnosed On||May 17, 2010|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inches|
|About me:||I used to have a lot more interests til Facebook took them away|
Case History & Details
|Treatment Combo||Anti-inflammatory Medication (NSAID) + Ice + Chiropractic + Physical Therapy + Bed Rest + Crutches + Acupuncture + Essential Oils|
Helped a lot
What helped the most initially was bed rest, using crutches and taking aspirin or ibuprofen, with temporary relief from the essential oil and icing. The physical therapy and acupuncture, combined with the glucosamine seemed to have the greatest effect, and after the one chiropractic treatment I've been pain free
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|Treatment Combo||Knee brace + Micro current + Heat Therapy + Therapy Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation - TENS|
Helped a little
The knee brace was actually increasing the inflammation, as was the heat therapy. I'm not sure if I was being treated with micro current or TENS, but whichever it was, it didn't seem to make much difference.
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