Joyce Harrison enjoys staying active and believes it is essential to good health. She enjoys playing tennis, swimming, walking/hiking as ways to stay active. During a doubles tennis match, Joyce remembers stepping to make a volley at the net and felt a pop in her knee along with pain. She managed to finish the game and even get a win!
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 soccer or 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.
Before I tell you how I utilized Direct Access, let me tell you about how my experience with Elite begin. Back in 2007, I literally tore my knee into pieces while playing a pickup game of hoops. My MCL, ACL and Meniscus were all torn. After surgery, one of the therapists at Elite noticed a “leaky”
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,