Sports, Pain​ & ​

Regenerative Institute

Meniscus Tear Solutions

If you are looking for experienced physiatrists and/or rehabilitation medical physicians who can treat injuries and illnesses pertaining to meniscus tear injuries, Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute can help. Our team is comprised of physiatrists who have years of experience working with social workers, nurses, psychologists, orthotists and prosthetists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. Our company will develop multi-disciplinary care plans to meet the needs of our rehabilitation patients.


What is Meniscus Tear?

A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting your full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus. The risk is particularly high for athletes, especially those who participate in contact sports, such as football, or activities that involve pivoting, such as tennis or basketball. The risk of a torn meniscus also increases as you get older, due to wear and tear on your knees.


Common Meniscus Tear Symptoms

Below is a short list of symptoms that patients experience when they are diagnosed with meniscus tear injuries:

  • Feeling as though your knee is locked in place when you try to move it
  • Difficulty straightening your knee fully
  • Pain, especially when twisting or rotating your knee
  • Swelling or stiffness
  • A popping sensation


About Our Meniscus Tear Solutions

Conservative treatment, such as rest, ice and medication, is sometimes enough to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus and give the injury time to heal on its own. In other cases, however, a torn meniscus requires surgical repair. Crutches may be needed initially with progression to walking as tolerated. Anti-inflammatory medication for 2-3 weeks may be appropriate. Gentle range of motion is then begun followed by quadriceps strengthening exercises and functional progression as tolerated. Functional progression should include whenever specific activities or sports individual is participating in before.


For competitive athletes, imaging with MRI may be performed earlier. In recreational athletes or sedentary individuals, rehabilitation can be initiated without imaging. Athletes can return to play if there is no more than mild swelling and discomfort as long as there is full range of motion and equal strength on the affected knee as the unaffected knee. They should be able to perform functional testing at 85-90% of their pre-injury level without more than mild discomfort.


Why Should You Choose Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute’s Meniscus Tear Solutions?

Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute understands how sportsmen and sportswomen feel after sustaining an injury on the field. That is why we provide a wide variety of sports medicine solutions for our patients. Our doctors will help our patients get back to their active lifestyles in as little time as possible. You can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that our meniscus tear solutions are affordable and will be tailored according to your individual rehabilitation needs.


If you have any questions about our meniscus tear solutions, do not hesitate to contact us today. Alternatively, you may call us at (201) 402-7802​ or send an email to [email protected].