Suffering from a meniscus tear can damper anyone’s quality of life. A torn meniscus usually creates a localized pain in the knee when twisting or squatting. People can often sit, walk, stand or even run without much pain. Many meniscus tears can be treated with physical therapy and recovery is possible within several months. Others, require more extensive treatment.
Lately there has been an epidemic of increased osteoarthritis in younger patients, along with those that who have suffered from injuries like meniscus & ACL tears. Recently, Mike Goodson the Jets running back had torn his ACL and MCL in his knee during the loss to the Steelers last Sunday.
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