Kinesiology Tape- Rock Tape- Meniscus Tear Knee- Articular Cartilage Tear

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    Mar 01, 2017 4:45 AM GMT
    I have an old Meniscus tear in my left knee that's been acting up, age and or the damp weather we've been having. The meniscus is 'popping' for several weeks now and walking, stairs have been a problem. (So far I haven't fallen). I have avoided surgery for some 40 years buy just being careful and conscience about my leg position at most times. It has 'giving out' on me a couple times though has always 'bounced back' through "rice". I am doing meniscus exercises, below, but I was wonder about this KT or Rock tape? Anyone use or apply this tape to an injury like this? A knee brace?

    It would appear it matters which tear it is, where the tape goes or brace. I could use some input from people with known issue

    The ligaments in the knee connect the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shin bone), and include the following:

    •Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). ...
    •Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). ...
    •Medial collateral ligament (MCL). ...
    •Lateral collateral ligament (LCL










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    Mar 02, 2017 12:42 AM GMT
    You have mitigating health issues and your meds play a role. Please consult with your doctor and an orthopod.
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    Apr 19, 2017 2:06 AM GMT
    I finally got results of my knee MRI, its not a meniscus or tendon tear(s), all 4 ligaments are intact too

    Its the lateral Articular Cartilage that is attached to the end of the Femur, medically referred as a "lesion", crack or missing piece

    Cartilage does not grow back like say a ligament would. However I injured it during my youth, most likely "smashed" my knee in order to crack or break off this cartilage. Ive read this injury, under microscope, looks like a road pot hole, depends how deep, it may expose the Femur bone

    I am currently doing physical therapy to hopefully avoid surgery and help this piece of debris, cartilage, move out of the joint space



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    May 07, 2017 6:19 PM GMT
    I also had a miniscus tear. The Army doctors examined the knee joint orthoscopically, and determined the bone was becoming damaged. I had surgery at 39 to remove part of the miniscus. Eliminated the pain, and I was able to run again.

    Incidentally, the inflammation and excess fluid caused me to develop a Baker's cyst behind the knee. If you have that condition as well then surgical intervention may be indicated. I hope you're seeing an orthopedic surgeon.

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    May 09, 2017 2:59 AM GMT
    I do have an official diagnoses, I am currently in my 4th week of physical therapy. The MRI showed a 'loose body' in the knee cavity that interferes with the mechanics of the joint , basically the Ortho surgeon said the piece was the cartilage behind the knee cap, broke off, calcified, now is bone. This piece has been inside my knee joint for almost 40 years, wherever its been resting. The chiropractor adjustment I had for shoulder pinched nerve in Jan, dislocated this piece of bone in my knee due to hip adjustment as part of upper cervical. I am hoping physical therapy will put the piece back into place its been for 40 years but eventually I will have to have it removed thru Arthroscopy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthroscopy

    Arthritis is setting in behind my knee cap, where the cartilage broke off first time I injured it as a teen

    I think this knee problem is connected to being an ectomorph, as the exercises are to strengthen leg muscle, both Quad and Calf, ectomorphs do not develop muscle or not at all in the way other body types do, growing up as an ectomorph as a result of Growth hormone deficiency, ive always had weak joints, unable to do the standing squats, which strengthen the muscles around the knee joint