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Hi, first of all i have had myself checked by two doctors and have done all the exams that i was required to, im here just to seek a 3rd opinion, so i do high impact workouts such as insanity and i am pretty aware of how to take care of my muscles and knees, a few months ago i fell and twisted my leg and started having tendon pains and knee pains i went to get it checked i did an x ray of it and other exams i was completely fine i was prescribed some esteroid shot and some vitamins to deal with the liquid and the pain, i rested for a month and a half,and i started working out again, i had no problem with my knee nor did i feel any pain however sometimes on random ocassions and random activities i would get like a sensibility in that knee (the right one) i had a magnetic resonance done and turns out i have a partial acl tear and a type 3 meniscus tear, my doctor said that since it is selective that i can avoid surgery by going to therapy and strengthening my quadricep, in my therapy sessions and i do like an hour or more of isometric excercises everyday, since i dont feel any type of pain i dont know if im getting any better, i wanted to know if you agree with my diagnosis or if you recommend anything so i can speed up my recovery thank you in advance i will be waiting for your response

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Hi Yillana- couple points you should keep in mind:
1. Sounds like you've done your due dilligance & gotten tests & med opinions-
2. Conservative management sounds best initially, & you're not hurting but insanity is quite intense so you might cool all the bounding & jumping
3. You don't mention your gender or age which can make difference in your "athletic outlook"-- females more susceptible to knee stress
4. Consider paying big attention to foot mechanics & shoes-- Pronated feet more knee stress to knees
  Look at orthotics very seriously for best chance of structural stability with knees, especially with your diag of tears-- make sure you are in proper shoes for your foot type. Also, no insanity without shoes & cool it with the jumping. See how this works, as part of your "return to action", & follow guidelines of your physical therapist & Dr. Nothing wrong with getting surgical opinion.  Hope this helps, good luck, Dr. Bob Weil

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Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at sportsdoctorradio.com- radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.

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Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed sportsdoctorradio.com- news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed sportsdoctorradio.com-radio shows

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BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

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