Meniscus Tear Causes and Treatment Options

What is a meniscus?

In between the bones that meet to form the knee joint are two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as a cushion and "shock absorber" for the joint. These pieces of cartilage are the medial meniscus and lateral meniscus. One of the most common knee injuries is a rip or tear in the meniscus. The best knee brace for a torn meniscus is one that can address the initial swelling caused by the injury, as well as provide much-needed support during rehabilitation.

How do you tear a meniscus?

Athletes frequently injure these shock absorbers due to the bending, twisting, and sudden movements required by sports, but a meniscus can be torn by anybody during a fall or an incorrect motion throughout the day.

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

A torn meniscus can be extremely painful, especially when you try to twist or rotate your knee. People will often feel a popping sensation when a meniscus is injured. You might not be able to fully straighten your knee, and it might feel like your knee is stuck in place when you try to move it.

What is the best knee brace for a torn meniscus?

The severity of the injury will help determine the most appropriate knee brace. Range-of-motion knee braces utilize special hinges to control range of motion of the knee joint while the meniscus is healing. All of BioSkin’s knee braces provide medical-grade compression to enhance recovery and decrease pain and swelling.