Meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee and is present on the outer as well as inner edge of the knee. It keeps your knee steady as it balances your weight well across the knee.
A Meniscal Tear is a knee injury that can prevent your knee from working right.
Meniscal Tear usually happens while playing sports when you twist or turn the knee quickly causing a tear. It can also occur while lifting heavy objects or when direct contact in involved. With age, your meniscus wears away making it more prone to tear.
One might hear a “pop” sound when meniscus tears. Many people can still walk with torn meniscus or they continue to play. But after 2-3 days, their knees will swell and become more stiff. The most common symptoms seen in Meniscal Tear are:
The treatment of Meniscal Tear depends on the type of tear, its location and severity. It also depends on your age and health. Treatment may include: