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A 71-year-old female asked:

Have torn meniscus was advised but trainer at health club that i could walk on treadmill if i raised the incline to .5. not good to walk on flat tread?

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Torn meniscus: With any meniscal tear ,avoiding activities which increase pressure on the knee ( and can possibly increase the amount of meniscal tearing) such as kneeling,squatting,crawling,crouching, pivoting,running ,jumping. Is helpful. Walking on the flat or with a small incline is typically okay..

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Last updated Feb 17, 2016

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