Report Knee Cartilage Injury as Soon as Possible
Knee cartilage injury is a usual complaint of athletes and individuals who constantly engage in various sports and activities. The damage may occur on the menisci, which serves as the shock absorbers of the joint, and to the articular cartilage, which covers the ends of the joint’s bones. It is important to know the symptoms of a knee cartilage injury in order to seek help as soon as possible.
Symptoms of damage to the articular cartilage
- Patients with damaged articular cartilage often report a twisting injury to their knees.
- Although the articular cartilage does not have any blood vessels or nerves, patients with problems in this area can also experience pain, which is commonly felt upon movement around the joint line.
- If a piece of cartilage tends to affect the smooth movement of one’s knee, a “locking” of the knee may possibly occur.
- The injury can cause the knee to swell, making weight-bearing painful or uncomfortable.
Symptoms of a tear in the meniscus
Although the presence of symptoms in a meniscal tear depends upon the position and type of the tear, it commonly involves:
- Pain, which worsens when the leg is straightened. In some cases, pain is only mild and you may still be able to walk around. Meanwhile, there could be severe pain once the torn meniscus is located between the femur and the tibia.
- Swelling, which may occur within one to two days following the injury. If the tear is caused by degeneration, the knee may look slightly swollen for a couple of months.
- Knee function, in which you may feel uncomfortable when fully straightening your knee. Walking may cause a lot of pain and the knee could lock from time to time – which means it can get stuck anytime when you bend it.
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