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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.
Dr. Jeffrey Berg
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Meniscal tear : Straight leg lifts ( with or without ankle weights) performed on your backs and sides combined with rest may help reduce your symptoms. Unfortunately most meniscal tears at your age will not heal and will remain symptomatic without surgery.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein commented
Pain Management 60 years experience
meniscal tears have responded very well with healing of the tears and relief of all symptoms using prolotherapy. visit www.getprolo.com or www.aaomed.org for information and for a doctor to help you get better without surgery.
Sep 4, 2013

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

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Dr. Danielle Jones
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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.

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