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my knee is grinding and sore,stiff a bit after a acl and miniscus surgery 2 years ago

Any surgical intervention

Any surgical intervention upon the body can not only help with the healing process of the primary pathology, but it may also cause another more subtle and insidious problem later on.

Knee surgery is no small event and even if the surgery went very well, it is still possible to experience negative sequelae as a result of the procedure.

Is the grinding painful? Is the knee red, swollen, or hot? Has anything you've tried made it better or worse? Do you have decreased mobility or range of motion as a result of this stiffness and soreness?

Any pain is abnormal and an indication that something is not right. If there is redness, swelling, or heat at the site, it could be an indication of infection and may require medical intervention right away.

Really, saying that your knee is sore and stiff is quite unspecific. It could be something as simple as needing to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons that encapsulate the knee. In this case physical therapy or massage therapy may be helpful.

On the other hand, it could be crepitus, which is associated with grinding or popping, but usually is not painful and not associated with any pathological condition.

There may also be debris from the initial injury left over from the knee surgery that may impede its natural movement and cause inflammation. Or, there may be an entirely new disease process going on. It is really impossible to know, and therefore recommend a rational treatment plan.

Please note that I am not a physician and cannot diagnose any medical condition. Consult with your regular healthcare professional to determine a definitive diagnosis and to create an appropriate treatment plan for you.

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