Joint Pain Has Not Gone Away For 4 Months?
Good morning, thank you for the previous answer. My knees hurt for 4 months. My doctor has taken naproxen .etodolac and used a cream containing etophenamate. But my knee is not getting better. And on Monday the doctor will do PRP therapy on my right knee . my right knee miniscus is not a problem. the problem is he said in cartilage. i saw the results of the mri on my left knee there is an underline. 2nd degree degeneration was observed in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Minimal increase in fluid in the tibiofemoral joint, this is what it means, is there a torn minicus because when you walk it click, I don’t understand it because I’m just going to do PRP on my right knee. Then what about my left knee. can be done on both knees at the same time. is it hurt in my left knee not serious. what treatment is needed for my left knee. Thank you
From the info you convey,
1. From the results of the examination, there was no tear of the miniscus from your knee joint, but there was degeneration of second-degree cartilage in the posterior medial miniscus, this implies a buildup of inflammation or fluid in your joints, causing complaints of pain.
Second degree degeneration indicates a decrease in cartilage function, causing pain complaints, known as osteoarthritis.
The MRI results provide information that the formation of reinforcing osteophytes is a form of damage to your cartilage.
Thus, no tears were found in the miniscus.
2. PRP is expected to help the recovery process from knee pain complaints that continue to bother you. With second degree MRI results, showed signs of mild inflammation of this osteoarthritis.
Therefore, it is best if you continue your doctor's plans for the treatment of your one-sided knee joint with PRP therapy.
Discuss with your doctor regarding two-joint therapy, as your doctor may have goals related to PRP therapy in the right knee joint. Because your doctor is more aware of the condition of your knee based on the results of the examinations and evaluations that have been done.
That is the information we can convey, also read PRP.