Meniscus Injuries

Injuries can occur to the Medial Meniscus, cartilage that lies between the inner joints of the knee, and the Lateral Meniscus, cartilage that lies between the outer joints of the knee. Medial meniscus injuries occur more often than Lateral Meniscus injuries. Twisting motions, while the feet are planted, and impacts to the knee can cause meniscus damage. Degenerative conditions where the meniscus tissue begins to fray can also cause damage and pain.

Symptoms

    Pain on the inner surface in the knee joint

    Swelling in or around the knee

    Lack of weight bearing strength

    Pain when knee is rotated

Treatment

    R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) method

    Electronic stimulation and ultrasound

    Manual therapy

    Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary

    Surgery to remove large pieces of cartilage if necessary