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What To Do For A Torn Meniscus
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Be seen: If you have a known meniscal tear and your symptoms are getting worse after your knee "gave out", I would definitely be seen. Your tear may have progressed, and some tears can be repaired before more " damage" is done. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss in detail your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Avoid Impact: Biking, swimming, elliptical and other nonimpact aerobic activities are better than running and jogging. The knee sees three times your body weight with just walking so you can imagine how much more that would be with the added force of running or jogging. The less impact you put through the knee, the less stress you put on the meniscus and cartilage and the less likely you will have pain. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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