Torn Meniscus

A torn meniscus is one of the most frequently occurring cartilage injuries of the knee which can be painful and debilitating. Each of your knees has two C-shaped pieces of cartilage that cushion & stabilizes the joint which protects the bones from wear and tear. Any activity that causes you to sudden twist or rotate your knee, can lead to a torn meniscus. A torn meniscus causes pain, swelling & stiffness. More than 40% of people of age 65 or older have them.


  • A popping sensation during the injury
  • Catching or locking of the knee joint
  • Swelling or stiffness
  • Tendency of knee to get stuck or lock up
  • Unable to fully extend or bend the knee joint
  • Pain in twisting or rotating your knee
  • Feeling of your knee giving way
  • Limping


  • Sports injuries
  • Athletes are in increased risk, especially those that play contact sports & dancers also.
  • Activities which cause the knee to forcefully bend or twist or rotate, such as aggressive pivoting or sudden stops & turns.
  • Deep squatting, kneeling, or lifting something heavy can sometimes lead to a torn meniscus.
  • Previous knee injury is also at higher risk that happens simultaneously due to the trauma that caused the other injury.
  • Older adults naturally have an increased risk of knee injuries including a torn meniscus due to age-related knee changes and degeneration.

Phyical Therapy at SOS PHYSIO Rehab

Physical therapy at SOS PHYSIO Rehab can help you strengthen the muscles around your knee and legs to help stabilize and support the knee joint.

There are many physical therapy treatments such as Manual therapy & Active Release Techniques (ART) are found to be very effective in treating this type of disorder.
For more information- Contact your local SOS PHYSIO clinic.

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