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July, 2019

Meniscus Tears

Friday, July 12th, 2019

You may have been simply playing in one of your soccer games or perhaps even just getting up from a chair when all of a sudden you feel a spontaneous “pop”. The “pop” that you felt in your knee could be the result of a meniscus tear. A meniscus tear usually occurs during sports, when players twist their knee wrong, which causes it to tear. It is also a very common injury for geriatric patients due to the knee cartilage wearing down and weakening over time. Any awkward movement of the knee though could cause a tear. If you suspect that you have torn your meniscus, there is a team including a physical therapist, a pain management physician, and a chiropractor in Oceanside that can help! At Comprehensive Healthcare Group, our team can provide a number of different services that can help you recover from a torn meniscus, including chiropractic care and physical therapy!

Symptoms of a Torn Meniscus:

The most common symptoms of a torn meniscus that you may experience can include the following:

  • Knee pain.
  • Locking of the knee.
  • Swelling.
  • Stiffness.
  • Knee cannot use its full range of motion.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, visit Comprehensive Healthcare Group where a physical therapist, pain management physician, or a chiropractor in Oceanside can treat your injury before it worsens.

Treatment options: 

An at-home treatment plan for a torn meniscus may include some of the following methods:

  • Muscle strengthening exercises.
  • Icing the knee on and off.
  • Medication. 

If the tear is severe, you may require arthroscopic surgery. Post-surgery, you will require a routine treatment plan to help you recover promptly and efficiently. This is why visiting a doctor in Oceanside or Valley Stream at Comprehensive Healthcare Group can help! Our team will ensure you receive the necessary treatment, to get you back on your feet!

How can we help: While a torn meniscus may be a very common injury for all ages, treatment will be necessary regardless of your age. If you do not seek treatment, your tear could worsen and cause further medical complications, such as arthritis. By seeking out medical care from our multidisciplinary team, a physical therapist, pain management physician or a chiropractor in Oceanside can make sure you are recovering completely! Seeking out assistance early could prevent you from needing surgery or having to take unnecessary medications. At Comprehensive Healthcare Group, we will examine your injury and determine which specific treatment plan is right for you. We offer a variety of treatments, like chiropractic care and physical therapy, that can relieve the pain from your torn meniscus! Visit our website to schedule an appointment today!