Knee arthroscopy (medial meniscus), pain after a while

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Hi 

I had my torn meniscus trimmed 2.5 weeks ago. Felt great almost straight away, walked with no pain from about day three, been walking more and more. Then - maybe I overdid something, not sure - since yesterday, it hurts when I walk and afterwards for a while. Have any of you had a similar experience? Is this normal? Will rest and ice sort it out?

Thanks

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    Sadly, been a year for me now and little improvement. Any form of exercise still hurts and never feel totally comfortable, particularly at night. Hope yours is better than mine. Fingers crossed

    Ken

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    Hi,

    i had my repair 9 weeks ago, I was very mobile and pain free after 3 weeks but sadly now it feels worse than ever. I have pain when I walk and at night. I see my consultant next week. I’ll keep you updated as to what he says!

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    You may have overdone, but it may also be inflamed. try icing the area. I had to have cortisone injections after one of my torn meniscus was trimmed. but it worked. good luck
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    For those interested or / and affected by similar issues: it's now 4 weeks since my op. The flare-up I wrote about in this post calmed down with ice and ibuprofen and, by now, I'm walking long distances and cycling without any pain.

    Good luck to you all!

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      thanks so much for the update.  I'm on day 6, and yesterday I probably did the same and overdid it.  I'm back to PRICE: Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate.  Thanks... makes me feel better.  Tomorrow I see my surgeon for the one week check up.

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      Hi ivil, I had surgery three days ago and have been fretting ever since about whether it has dealt with the problem. I feel exactly the same pain on the inside of my left knee but I'm hoping it will settle soon. I've probably been walking around too much and it's so frustrating not to be able to be active. Your recent post has given me some confidence

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