During the early stages of physical therapy intervention for your meniscus tear you will be assigned a home exercise program (HEP). An HEP is a printed copy of some or all of the exercises that you will be performing during your PT sessions. As your meniscus begins to heal following surgical repair your therapist will begin to add more advanced exercises to your therapy sessions and to your HEP.
Following your diagnosis of a torn meniscus your Dr. may refer you to Physical Therapy. We aim to help you understand what to expect out of Physical Therapy with a meniscus tear. Upon your first visit here at Elite Physical Therapy you will receive a thorough evaluation from one of our trained physical therapists.
Dylan Lafrenz is a patient at our Cool Springs location in Franklin. Dylan is an athlete and likes to play football and lift weights. He had a minor meniscus injury that occurred in a football game, but finally tore it completely while squatting weights. The injury required Dylan to have meniscus surgery and has kept him from being active,
Chronic knee pain can be the result of several different factors. Some common causes of knee pain are torn muscles/tendons, osteoarthritis, and a torn meniscus. Our topic today will be the latter of the three. So how does one go about tearing a meniscus you might ask? Several common causes of meniscus tears are as follows:
- Sudden pivot or turn
- Deep squatting
- Direct hit on outside of knee while playing sports such as football and can also involve injuries to other tissues that make up the joint capsule surrounding the knee
Deep inside the knee joint sits the meniscus.