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What workouts can I do with a meniscus tear in my knee?

What workouts can I do with a meniscus tear in my knee?

Workout as tolerated: Not all meniscal tears are the same. Unstable tears will cause pain when provoked by activities such as running, cutting, and pivoting (changing direction rapidly). Unless surgery is indicated, you should be able to slowly advance as tolerated with your normal workouts. Avoidance of high impact aerobic activities, running, jumping and deep knee bending is often recommended initially. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

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


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I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

Rehabilitation: Saving the meniscus is always our first priority. If exercising with a torn meniscus then the bike and the pool are usually the safest. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in my knee, been told no high impact sport for 4 weeks as I am a gymnast, it sometimes hurts, should I use crutches?

Been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in my knee, been told no high impact sport for 4 weeks as I am a gymnast, it sometimes hurts, should I use crutches?

You do not need : Crutches however if you are a gymnast with a meniscus tear of any sort typically the only treatment with persistent pain would be arthroscopy and menisectomy or possibly repair. Most meniscus tears of significance need surgery. Certainly an MRI can help delineate the size and type of tear and whether it needs surgery. I would see and otthopaedist. ...Read more

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I have a meniscus tear in my knee from my knee popping out of place. How can I prevent it from popping out. It happens when just when getting into bed?

Obviously unstable &: not due 2 the meniscus. U need 2 C a knee specialist & find the reason for the instability. That's what needs 2 B addressed. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

Evaluation: History-injury, clicking, pain , popping, giving way. Physical exam findings. Mri. Surgery. ...Read more

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Will my knee always lock up due to a meniscus tear a month ago?

Will my knee always lock up due to a meniscus tear a month ago?

Possibly.: A torn meniscus can act like a "hangnail" and cause irritation and locking symptoms within the knee. You most likely will require arthroscopic surgery to take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my knee feels stuck after meniscus tear? Help?

Could you tell me why my knee feels stuck after meniscus tear? Help?

Caught in the joint.: The tear may be flipping in and out of the knee joint, causing locking or catching. Usually, with those types of symptoms, you would require arthroscopic knee surgery, to remove the torn piece of meniscus. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read more

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