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Old 09-30-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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Left knee and lower back

Okay, so i've visited an orthopedic surgeon and the diagnosis is this:

1. There is fraying on the lateral meniscus; and effusion

2. A disc in the lower part of my back (right side) is degenerate

I was told to get a knee warmer, so i got one. Should i use it outside exercise? What can i do to speed up the healing?
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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Re: Left knee and lower back

Are you feeling any symptoms in the low back/leg? Or was it just an abnormality of a routine MRI?
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:41 AM   #3
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Re: Left knee and lower back

What issues do you have with exercises?
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:50 AM   #4
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Re: Left knee and lower back

For my knee, it doesn't really hinder me from doing any exercises. It's just that when i kneel down and put weight on it or lean back, the knee hurts at the side and back. Has been going on for months. it was the back injury that prompted me to ask about it and so after MRI i was told i had a frayed meniscus.

For my back, it hurts on the right side, lower back. Hurts when i bend backwards but not forwards. It got injured when i was doing back squats about two weeks ago.
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Re: Left knee and lower back

Are you going to physical therapy or did the doc just tell you to rest and work back into stuff later?
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:55 AM   #6
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Re: Left knee and lower back

I was told to avoid exercises like running, jumping, skipping, and lifting. Not told to go for physical therapy.
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Re: Left knee and lower back

Why...?

If you want to get back to stuff you need to rehab?

The back one also sounds like a compression or maybe a slipped facet as well.
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