Many people may have never heard of the meniscus until they’ve injured one. After all, the meniscus is a rather small, crescent-shaped band of cartilage in the knee, overshadowed by moving parts like the bones and tendons that may be more familiar. But when you have a torn meniscus, the pain can be bad enough to keep you awake at night, not to mention keeping you sidelined from your favorite activities.
Before choosing a surgical answer to a meniscus injury, ask your doctor if physical therapy at Therapeutics Unlimited might be a better solution. Our physical therapist has worked with people of all ages and fitness levels to reduce pain, encourage healing, and strengthen the supporting muscles and bones to prevent re-injury from occurring. Our expertly trained staff, and state-of-the art equipment in our spotlessly clean facility provide all the tools we need to relieve the pain associated with a torn meniscus and get you on the path to healing.
There are two menisci in each knee — medial and lateral — and both play an important role in absorbing shock and stabilizing the knee. A sudden, sharp twist of the knee, especially involving a meniscus that has become worn down over time, is enough to cause a tear. Pain, swelling, and a feeling that the knee has gotten locked up or stuck, are all common.
Depending on the severity of the tear, a conservative course of treatment that includes reducing the swelling, followed by gradual stretching and exercises to promote flexibility and strength, have helped many people heal while avoiding surgery.
The physical therapist at Therapeutics Unlimited employs natural, holistic techniques and hands-on treatments to promote healing and well-being. The care each person receives from the moment they first walk in the door, to the conclusion of their treatment, is simply unmatched. Please contact our office today to arrange a consultation.