Meniscus is a piece of cartilage present in knee area which help steady position of joint. Cartilage is responsible for protecting bones from primary injuries. But, often knowingly or unknowingly knee tear is caused in meniscal area causing injury. Meniscal injury is very painful like other knee injuries. The pain caused by meniscal tear is unbearable and quite common now days. Meniscal tear often occurs and cause cartilage injury of the knee. In few incidents, cartilage locks up in knee joint after breaking loose. Meniscal tears commonly occur in sports persons, athletes or sports that require lot of jumping, running and lots of physical exercises like football, volley ball, soccer, kabaddi and so on. The meniscal injury takes place when player suddenly shifts to other side while running. Meniscus weakens as we grow older and chance of getting injured is high in old athletes. One can opt for the meniscal tears treatment.
Meniscal tears cause excruciating pain in the knee and swelling around the knee region. People face difficulty while bending their leg and it even feels like knee is locked. There will be popping sensation in the knee region and area will become very sensitive to pain. Initially meniscal tear does not cause much pain and player can continue playing sport but once after the inflammation, knee pain hurts. Meniscal tear is examined after thorough check ups following injury. In some tears, X- rays are required to check whether the bones are broken to know injury details in depth.
Treatment for meniscal tears