Meniscal tears are among the most common sports injuries to the knee joint. Meniscal injuries can happen at any age and are common in athletes playing contact sports. No matter what the sports or activity, limited motion or flexibility in the knee has a direct impact on speed and power and can compromise your performance.
The meniscus is a small “c” shaped piece of cartilage in the knee. Each knee consists of two meisci. The meniscus has no direct blood supply and for that reason, when there is an injury to the meniscus healing cannot take place. The meniscus acts like a “shock absorber” in the knee joint.
The symptoms of a meniscal tear include:
Meniscal tears often occur during sports and are commonly caused by a twisting motion or over flexing of the knee joint. Athletes who play sports such as football, tennis and basketball are at a higher risk of developing meniscal tears. They often occur along with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, a ligament that cross from the thigh bone and shin bone.
If you believe that you have a torn meniscus or knee injury, do not wait to get treatment as the sooner you do, the more you can lessen the effects of your injury. Our multidisciplinary facility can help in numerous ways to help get better, faster. Our team will create a treatment plan to help you gain strength and ensure that your knee injury heals properly.
Contact our NJ Spine and Wellness office to help relieve your knee pain. Schedule an appointment by calling us at 877-333-6579 to schedule a consultation today. Visit the NJ Spine and Wellness location page for details on specific hours and locations for our Old Bridge, Freehold and Matawan centers.