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What are ways to prevent a meniscus tear?

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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 exercises.
  • Warm up with light activities before exercise.
  • Give your body time to rest between workouts.
  • Make sure your shoes have enough support and fit correctly.
  • Maintain flexibility.
  • Never abruptly increase the intensity of your workout.

From: Meniscus Tear Knee Injury WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: ''Meniscal Tears.'' 

Calmbach, W. , Sept. 1, 2003.  American Family Physician

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005.  Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: ''Meniscal Tears.'' 

Calmbach, W. , Sept. 1, 2003.  American Family Physician

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005.  Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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