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A 40-year-old member asked:

What could i do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Don't aggravate it.: Anti-inflamatories may help too. Continued heavy weight bearing will aggravate it like sports, especially those with quick lateral movements like tennis.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Don't reinjury it: The meniscus is supplied by blood vessels in the outer part. If the tear is there it can either healed or be repaired. If it is not there, it will not heal by itself and if you have continued locking or pain may need to have an arthroscoipy.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Meniscus tear: 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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can be done to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Heed your orthopod's: Advice strictly, as he'll know the extent of your problem and can best advise you correctly.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do to make my torn meniscus heal quicker?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Rest: The best thing you can do is to rest the knee by avoiding high strain activities like running going up stairs and doing recovery exercises. Most of all try to avoid high impact activities with your knees. Recovery may take 6-8 weeks or more depending on the severity. Try things like swimming or biking instead to help your knee recover.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What can you do to make a torn meniscus heal fast?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Follow the steps of: The treatment recommended by your doctor.

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