What is Meniscus Tears?
Meniscus Tears is sometime also known as Torn Cartilage, it is a very common knee injuries which particularly affects more on those that play contact sports. The cartilage act as a “shock-absorbers” between your thighbone and shinbone. Also known as meniscus, they are tough and rubbery to help cushion the joints and keep it stable.
Symptoms of Meniscus Tears
- Stiffness and Swelling
- Sensation of your knee “giving way”
- Unable to have the full range motion of the knee Causes of Meniscal Tears
- Squat and twist the knee too vigorously
- Degenerative Meniscal Tears
- Aging Factors
Treatment for Meniscus Tears
- Using R.I.C.E,
Rest: Stop all activity, to prevent the strain to worsen
Ice: Apply ice to reduce swelling
Compression: Wrap the strained area to reduce swelling
Elevation: Keep the it as close to the level of the heart as to keep blood from pooling in the injured area
- Anti-Inflammatory Medicine
- Surgical Treatment
SELF-DIAGNOSE CAN BRING MORE HARM THAN TREATING IT. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJURY BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO THE POINT OF SELF-TREATMENT. IT WILL BE MUCH SAFER TO GET TREATED BY OUR DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ORTHOPAEDICS, YOU CAN CONTACT US, THE HOTLINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS. YOU MAY ALSO SEND US AN ENQUIRY FOR ANKLE PAIN, BACK PAIN, ELBOW PAIN, HAND PAIN, HIP PAIN, KNEE PAIN, SHOULDER PAIN OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
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