Free Opinion by
Dr. Naman Goel


A knee injury can disrupt your life, affecting everyday activities and even your favorite pastimes. Among the common knee injuries is a meniscus tear, which can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving your knee. Let’s dive into what a knee meniscus tear involves and how you can manage it.

The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage located in your knee joint. You have two menisci in each knee—one on the inner side (medial meniscus) and one on the outer side (lateral meniscus). They act as shock absorbers and provide stability to the knee.

Meniscus tears often result from twisting or rotating the knee while bearing weight. Common signs of a meniscus tear include:

  • Knee Pain: You might experience pain, especially along the joint line, which can be sharp or aching.
  • Swelling: Your knee may become swollen, making it difficult to move.
  • Reduced Flexibility: You may notice difficulty fully extending or flexing your knee.
  • Treatment Options:The management of a meniscus tear depends on several factors, such as the tear’s location, size, and whether it’s a partial or complete tear.

Here are the key approaches to address a meniscus tear:


Non-surgical Options:

For minor tears, non-surgical treatments like rest, ice, compression, and physical therapy might be effective.



When surgery is required, an orthopedic surgeon can perform an arthroscopic procedure to trim or repair the torn meniscus.



Physical therapy is often an integral part of recovery to regain strength and flexibility in your knee.



Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications can help manage pain and inflammation.

Your Road to Recovery:

Recovering from a meniscus tear involves a tailored treatment plan designed to optimize healing and functionality. The process typically includes:



An orthopedic evaluation to assess the tear’s severity and location.



Customized physical therapy sessions to restore knee strength and function.Strength Training: Targeted exercises to build muscle strength around the knee, enhancing stability.


Gradual Activity:

A careful return to physical activities, adapting to your progress.

Our Commitment to Your Recovery:

We understand the impact of a meniscus tear on your daily life. Our orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing individualized care, ensuring you recover with confidence and return to your active lifestyle.

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