Meniscus is a C-shape cartilage located at your knee. It acts as a cushion between your thigh bone and your shin bone. We have 2 menisci in each of our knees, one on the inside (known as medial meniscus) and one on the outside (known as lateral meniscus). Any injuries to meniscus can cause pain, swelling and stiffness.
Many conditions can mimic meniscus injury such as patellofemoral pain, sciatica and iliotibial band friction syndrome. Therefore, a detailed examination is important to find the root cause of problem.
- Trauma: any blow to the knee
- Repetitive knee twisting motions e.g. during pivoting or sudden stops and turns
- Repetitive jumping actions
- Knee pain especially when you twist or rotate your knee
- Popping, clicking, grating sensation
- Feels weak in your knee, and gives way at times
- Comprehensive head-to-toe assessment to find out the causes of your discomfort and all related contributing factors
- 100% Hands-on treatment to address any mobility issues related to nerves, muscles and joints.
- A knee brace may be prescribed to help support the joint and reduce pain
Generally, the longer you have had the injury, the longer it will take to recover. Most of the time, you may assume things will get better by themselves with enough rest. But this is rarely the case, especially if your pain or other symptoms are stopping you from doing what you normally able to do. So, take action and get back doing what you love as soon as possible.