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Can squatting make a meniscus tear worse?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Squatting is not a good idea if you already have a meniscal tear. You should talk with your orthopedist or your trainer about the safest workout exercises for your condition.

In brief: Yes

Squatting is not a good idea if you already have a meniscal tear. You should talk with your orthopedist or your trainer about the safest workout exercises for your condition.
Dr. David Brouwer
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Flexion compresses the posterior aspect of the knee where the meniscus lives.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Flexion compresses the posterior aspect of the knee where the meniscus lives.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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