How to Diagnose and Treat Torn Meniscus?

Q:
How to diagnose and treat torn meniscus?

A:
By following ways can a doctor diagnose your problem:

  • Physical exam.
  • X-ray. It can rule out problems causing similar symptoms.
  • MRI.
  • Arthroscopy. It can examine the inside of the knee.

Your doctor may recommend following treatments:

  • Rest. Use crutches if necessary.
  • Ice. It can reduce swelling and pain.
  • Medication. OTC pain relievers can ease knee pain.
  • Therapy. It can strengthen muscles around the knee to support the knee joint.
  • Surgery. This is always the last choice.

If you want to treat your torn meniscus, you had better consult your doctor. Your doctor will help you find a suitable treatment based on the type, size and location of your tear.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.