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I have a question. Have had pain in left knee for about 6 months. Had xrays a month ago and got results last week. Mild / Moderate arthritis in left knee. I have 2 tears in my miniscus one 1" and one 1/2" long.. Have been referred for an assessment in 3 weeks to determine course of action. It has been suggested a scope of the knee. I would rather manage this through weight loss and exercise and strengthening of the knee.. Is this possible.. Also I hike alot and play golf (which is where this may have occurred). To replace this exercise I joined a gym in December. I cycle about 10 miles on the recumbent bike and do some work on the rowing machine to keep my knees loose as well as some weights to strengthen my muscles around my knee. But my knee is continually sore and I am wondering if I should not be exercising right now.. Instead...Icing...heat...anti inflammatories.. You know babying it instead of trying to stay active. I was told miniscus tears can take 6 to 8 weeks to repair if it can even repair itself without intervention. Any advice would be helpful.. Oh and I am 60 years old if that matters
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