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how badly can a meniscus injury have to be before a doctor tells you no more running?

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Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Many factors: If it is repairable and heals and there is no arthritis--there may be no limits. On the other hand, if the tear leads to loss of meniscal function coupled with arthritis, limb malalignment and an elevated bmi-- high impact exercise may be discouraged.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It depends: It depends on the injury, rehab potenial and need for surgery.

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