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What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
None: While you can do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support and surround your knee, these will not lead to healing of torn cartilage/meniscus. Avoid high impact and twisting/pivoting activities. Best option is to fix the torn meniscus surgically.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
After we care of : Torn portion, then we exercise, physical therapy after a meniscal tear focuses on strengthening the muscles of your upper leg, calf and hip, which all work to support the knee. See the picture please.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you please recommend some effective physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Quad strength: The best thing to do is to keep your quadraceps muscle strong with straight leg raises and or wall sits. Also, avoid lunges, knee extensions, squats, and running activities.
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What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Repair: Torn meniscus cartilages should be saved if at all possible. While exercising with a bike and a pool are usually safe, repair is preferred.

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