A member asked:

Can i make my meniscus tear worse by walking a couple miles?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Shapiro answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

It is possible: Walking usually won't make the tear worse, but it can. Twisting it's more stress on the meniscus. However, this all depends on the location , pattern and size of the tear.

Answered 5/25/2019


Dr. Bernard Bach Jr answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Generally not.: Usually not, as long as it is not painful to you. Twisting/pivoting on the knee may make it worse.

Answered 5/25/2019



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