Meniscus Tear Exercises

Exercise should be an important part of the knee rehabilitation program after meniscus injury. Physical therapy exercises in the clinic will help you fully recover from meniscus injuries as part of your home exercise program.

Mensiscal injuries are more common in high-level competitors compared to the general population. They result in a decrease in ability to perform high-level exercise for extended periods of time.

While some injuries are easy to fix by physical therapy, others require specialized medical attention such as arthroscopic surgery or total knee arthroplasty.

Most of the meniscus injuries sustained while playing contact sports include both lateral and medial meniscus tears. The two injuries in this list are the most common meniscal injuries during contact sports.

The Meniscus Injury Clinic has the facilities, staff, and expertise you need to ensure you’re not only back playing the game of football at your peak, but also getting the full benefits of the injuries you sustain while playing football.

What Are the Causes of Meniscus Injury?

What Are the Causes of Meniscus Injury

Meningiscal injuries occur when the ligament that connects your knee to the rest of your thigh is weakened. These tears may occur in any part of your thigh, including the inside, outside, or upper layers of the thigh (hernia). Ligament tears are often classified as lateral meniscus tears.

Ligament tears usually occur in either your groin or thigh bone area. In most cases, it is these two areas that heal faster than the rest of the leg, so you’ll experience pain when walking or running after an injury like the one described above. However, it is important to note that meniscus injuries typically heal faster than other types of injuries.

While meniscus tears can occur due to a variety of causes, the most common causes of these injuries are:

Patellar tendonitis

Ligament tears are usually caused by a patellar tendon injury, which is the tendon that attaches your kneecap to your leg bone and connects your kneecap to your femur. These types of tears are most common in soccer players and athletes using the “pizza cut” knee brace. There are a handful of athletes whose patellar tendonitis can be traced to injuries sustained while playing in contact sports, including football, baseball, and wrestling.

Arthroscopic meniscectomy

These procedures can cure meniscus injuries by destroying the damaged tissue to prevent further repair of the damaged area. It is important to note that arthroscopy may not fully remove the damaged tissue, so if you are experiencing pain when your knee is bent, especially if you do not feel any pain when walking or running, an arthroscopy may be required.

Treatment for Meniscus Injuries

Treatment for Meniscus Injuries

If you have had your knee injured due to a meniscus tear, you can expect to be home with a recovery plan that will include an arthroscopy to remove the damaged meniscus. The most common treatments for meniscus injuries include exercises to strengthen the damaged meniscus and medications to reduce pain in your knee.

Although surgical meniscus repair is the most likely option, there are several treatments that can be tried before an arthroscopy is needed.

Mental and physical therapy exercises can help prevent future injuries. Physical therapy exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles in your upper, inner, and outer thigh. If you have previously injured your knee, it can increase your ability to recover from meniscus tears by making your muscles and ligaments stronger. As with the other types of injuries you may experience while playing contact sports, you should begin these exercises right away to increase your mobility.

To prevent future meniscus injuries, take the time to increase your mobility to correct poor mechanics and alignment.

Once the damaged meniscus has healed, you will need a new knee brace to prevent future problems.

The exercises you perform at home should be appropriate and safe for your knee.

Follow these simple steps when preparing to start exercise

  • Perform exercises for 5 minutes twice daily.
  • Do exercises for 1 minute twice daily.
  • Do the same exercises in addition to your other home exercise routine.
  • Perform one full rotation or single leg movement at least twice daily.
  • Perform one full rotation or single leg movement every other day.
  • Continue to perform exercises for 5 minutes twice daily.
  • Do the same exercises in addition to your other home exercise routine.
  • Perform three full rotation or single leg movement exercises every day.
  • Continue to perform exercises for 5 minutes twice daily.
  • Do the same exercises in addition to your other home exercise routine.
  • Follow these simple steps when exercising to strengthen and stabilize your knee.


  • Never use pain killers or opioids when you have an injury.
  • Consult your Doctor if pain killers or other painkillers are prescribed by your Doctor for pain relieving or analgesic treatment of an injury.
  • If you have had meniscal surgery, it is important to stay in the original knee, do not have the knee replaced at the first site and do not have the knee replaced at a different site.
  • If your knee injury is persistent or not alleviated by physical therapy or if a second knee surgery is necessary, do not have the knee replaced without consulting your Doctor first.
  • Do not use over-the-counter pain medicines.
  • Seek the advice of a Physician who specializes in orthopedic surgery before undergoing a knee replacement surgery.
  • Make sure that you receive all recommended medical treatment and education.
  • Do not forget your emergency contacts and your home phone for emergency medical help.
  • Do not have your knee surgery without seeking the advice of your Doctor.
  • Before attempting surgery, consult with a qualified orthopedic surgeon.
  • Never delay surgery for any reason.

Prevention of Hip Wound

  • Hip fractures are the most common cause of knee injuries.
  • Hips should be treated as a trauma injury with immediate rehabilitation.
  • You should avoid using sports and activities that create forces on the hip, such as bicycling or football.

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