Rehab for Meniscus Tear Injuries in Louisville, KY

Meniscus Rehab Louisville KY So, you’ve torn your meniscus. You’re certainly not alone—meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries out there. Still, you’re probably unsure of what the meniscus rehab process will entail and how long it will take to get back on the move. The specifics of your recovery will depend on the extent of your injury, your overall health, and other individual factors, but here’s a brief overview of the rehab process to help clear up any confusion.

What Does Meniscus Tear Rehab Entail?

A meniscus is one of the two small, cushioning pieces of cartilage (menisci) that sit on either side of your knee joint between your thighbone and shinbone. Sudden and forceful twisting motions can cause a meniscus to tear. For many patients with meniscal tears, a regimen of physical therapy is recommended to help strengthen the muscles that support and stabilize the knee joint. Physical therapy involves performing strategic, low-impact exercises under the guidance of a physical therapist who is specially trained to restore joint health through gentle movement. Generally, the healing process for a torn meniscus takes about six to eight weeks.

In addition to physical therapy, your meniscus tear rehab plan may include several self-care measures, such as:

  • Avoiding strenuous activities and periodically resting to allow the meniscus to heal
  • Routinely placing an ice pack on your knee to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medication to help ease pain

If conservative measures fail to relieve discomfort, surgery may be recommended to trim, repair, or replace a torn meniscus.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, provides a full spectrum of diagnostics, treatment, and rehab for meniscus tears and other musculoskeletal conditions. To learn more, contact our friendly staff today or reserve an appointment online.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150