Meniscus Tear At Home

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.

Joyce Harrison’s Meniscus Tear

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!

Meniscus Tear

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.

Stratton recovers from Knee Pain

Stratton Lovvorn is a Unionville high school basketball player at Community High School. His knee pain brought him to Physical Therapy. “When sharp knee pain kept me from playing my best at high school basketball, I knew it was time to get my knee looked at and fixed.” Stratton’s doctor said to try physical therapy for a month to see if it would help.

Mensicus Tear

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.

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