Knee meniscal tear
The meniscus is a c-shaped disk in the knee that acts as its ‘shock absorber’. Each of your knees has two menisci and they are found at the end of the tibia.
Meniscus tears are more common amongst sports players and older people. A tear is usually caused by a sharp twist, rotation or change in direction, or when the knee bears weight, for example during a jump. It can also be caused by the progressive degeneration of the knee joint due to osteoarthritis.
Conservative treatment such as rest, ice, and medication is sometimes enough to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus and give the injury time to heal on its own. In other cases, however, a torn meniscus requires surgery.
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