Knee Medial Meniscus Tear Treatment

Meniscus tears refer to a tear in the shock-absorbing cartilage (meniscus) of the knee.

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage. Cartilage is found in certain joints and forms a buffer between the bones to protect the joint. The meniscus serves as a shock-absorption system, assists in lubricating the joint, and limits the ability to flex and extend the joint.

Meniscal tears are most commonly caused by twisting or over-flexing the joint.

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 Healed
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Although I've had knee pain off and on for many years, ever since chipping a bone when I was 12, my knee never hurt enough to affect my activities. Then, in March of 2007 I tripped running up some stairs and hit the inside of my knee on the edge of a step. I was doing yoga at this time ....
 Helped a lot
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I tripped going downstairs about three years ago, twisting my right knee. It swelled moderately for about three days, during which time I alternated heat and ice, and took OTC ibuprofen. Over several weeks it returned to good functioning, though I have had twinges and occasionaly freeze-ups since then. In December of 2009, I fell down some steps outside (I ....
 Helped a little
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In 2003 i had torn my MCS while running. It was the worst pain I ever felt. so the next day I went to see a orthopedic Dr. the next day and he had a MRI done. Well I tore it pretty bad and I needed surgery. So I said do it. wel he removed 60% .of my MCS.. I ....

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Category
Name Average Result Healed Helped
a Lot
Helped
a Little
No Change Made Worse
All Treatments (average)
3.8
(91)
22 39 16 14
Diet and Weight Management
Weight Loss
4.0
1
Drugs and Supplements
Percocet
5.0
1
Drugs and Supplements
Pain Killers (Analgesic)
4.0
1 1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Glucosamine
4.0
1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Anti-inflammatory Medication (NSAID)
3.2
1 1 2 2
Drugs and Supplements
Medical Cannabis - Marijuana
3.0
1
Drugs and Supplements
Vitamins
3.0
1
Exercise
Change of Sleeping Position
5.0
1
Exercise
Strengthening
4.3
1 2
Exercise
Swimming
4.3
1 2
Exercise
Exercise
4.0
2
Exercise
Biking
4.0
4
Exercise
Weight Machines
4.0
1
Exercise
Aerobics Exercises
4.0
1
Exercise
Proper Posture
4.0
1
Exercise
Yoga
4.0
1
Exercise
Walking
3.7
1 1 1
Medical Devices and Equipment
Knee brace
4.0
2 1 2
Medical Devices and Equipment
Taping
4.0
1
Medical Devices and Equipment
Crutches
2.8
1 1 2
Medical Devices and Equipment
Compression Stockings
2.0
1
Surgery
Knee Arthroscopy
3.8
3 6 1 2
Surgery
Partial Meniscusectomy
2.8
1 1 2
Therapy
Range of Motion Exercises
5.0
1
Therapy
Acupressure
5.0
1
Therapy
Bed Rest
4.5
1 1
Therapy
Chiropractic
4.5
1 1
Therapy
Physical Therapy
4.2
2 2 1
Therapy
Stretching Treatment
4.0
1
Therapy
Massage Therapy
4.0
1
Therapy
Acupuncture
4.0
1
Therapy
Leg Elevation
3.5
1 1
Therapy
Ice
3.5
2 1 1 2
Therapy
Rest
3.3
2 1
Therapy
Therapy Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation - TENS
3.0
1
Therapy
Heat Therapy
3.0
1
Therapy
Micro current
3.0
1
Topical
Essential Oils
4.0
1
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