Meniscus Tears - Information on Torn Knee Cartilage - Knee Braces For Improved Support 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.) Knee Brace Super Store If you would like to take your knee stability to the next level (affordably) then visit us online today at http://www.drbraceco.com DR. Brace Co. is an education based site, created by true brace specialists, that can provide helpful information and meaningful support for your knee. If you have questions come to our site and let us know, or call toll free 1-888-564-4888. We will respond.
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