What is a meniscal tear?
A meniscus tear being one of the most common causes of knee pain is when the meniscus (knee cartilage) acting as a cushion between the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia) inside the knee joint becomes damaged most usually due to a sudden twisting of the knee.
Meniscus tear symptoms
A popping sensation in the knee at time of injury, pain at side of knee or at centre especially on twisting or squatting, knee swelling, knee stiffness, trouble straightening the knee, sensation of the knee locking/catching, or a feeling of knee giving way. Meniscal injury usually occurs in conjunction with other types of knee injuries.
Meniscus tear treatment
Your physiotherapist will physically assess and test painful movements and muscle strength to diagnose type of knee cartilage damage and grade, use hands on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and taping. Advise re modifying functional and sporting technique. Provide meniscus tear exercises as part of your meniscus tear rehab via our exercise prescription software Salaso. Prescribe compression bandage, knee supports, resistance bands and foam roller.
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