Meniscus Sprain refers to an injury involving the meniscus, which is a C-shaped piece of cartilage in the knee that acts as a cushion and stabilizer. This type of injury commonly occurs due to twisting or direct impact on the knee joint, often seen in sports or activities with sudden changes in direction. Symptoms of a meniscus sprain include pain, swelling, stiffness, and sometimes a sensation of locking or catching in the knee.
Early diagnosis and appropriate management are crucial for a full recovery. At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through physiotherapy or chiropractic as a first step. Treatments are individualized to your needs and preferences but typical sessions may include exercise or rehabilitation focusing on the lower limb and leg, relative rest and activity modification, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture. As your pain subsides, working with a personal trainer on upper back strength and mobility can often be helpful as a second step. In more severe cases, where conservative measures are insufficient, arthroscopic surgery may be considered to repair or remove the damaged meniscus.
Treatments may include: