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Knee Injury and Meniscus Tear

How Can I Prevent a Meniscus Tear?

Meniscus tears are tough to prevent, since they're usually the result of an accident. But some precautions might lower the risks of a knee injury. You should:

  • Keep your thigh muscles strong with regular stretching.
  • Give your body time to rest between workouts. Fatigued muscles can increase your risk of injury.
  • Make sure your shoes have enough support and fit correctly.
  • Stretch before and after physical activity.
  • Never abruptly increase the intensity of your workout. Make changes slowly.

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Reviewed by Jeffrey S. Beitler, MD on February 25, 2012

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