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Meniscus Tears

Do you have a knee injury? - Do you have increased knee pain?

Introduction: Torn cartridge in the knee is also known as a meniscus tear. The meniscus is found in the
between the shin bone (tibia) and your upper leg bone (femur). The meniscus helps to cushion the knee
joint and allows movement of the bones without causing harm to the bones. When a tear occurs in the
meniscus, this can cause a painful injury in the knee and often requires some form of medical treatment.

1.) Meniscus Tear Problems

Who is most likely to suffer from torn cartilage or a meniscus tear? The truth is that anyone can suffer from
a knee injury in their life because the knee joint is one of the most used joints in the body. The knee joint
has to be able to absorb the entire weight of the body, and if there is damage to the cartilage (or
meniscus), the weight can become unbalanced in the knee and lead to further injuries. - There are two
main kinds of people who are more likely to suffer from a torn meniscus and those include athletes, or
people who are active on a regular basis.

2.) How The Injury Happens

When people usually suffer from a torn meniscus, it can be caused from turning or twisting the knee
suddenly and this can cause the cartilage in the knee to tear. People who are prone to degenerative
diseases like arthritis usually develop meniscus tears over time as well. The meniscus gets worn down as
we age, and if a person has a family history of arthritis or other degenerative bone and joint ailments, the
chances increase of a meniscus tear occurring.

3.) Knee Braces For Support

When a person suspects that they have a meniscus tear and seek advice from a doctor. Sure you will be
the first to know that someone is not right, but self diagnosis is never recommended. The doctor will
usually start out with a series of questions for the patient to try to develop a cause of the injury and what
the most likely reason for having the knee injury could be. - Knee braces can be used very effectively to
help promote healing with these kinds of injuries as well. The meaningful support can help you to reduce
your knee pain, and improve your stability as well.

(*This is health information. Speak to your doctor about medical advice.)

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If you would like to take your knee stability to the next level (affordably) then visit us online today
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