PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

When can you return to normal physical activity after a meniscus tear?

ANSWER

Whatever you do, don't rush things. If you start using your knee before it's healed, you could cause further injury. Don't try to return to your old level of physical activity until:

  • You can fully bend and straighten your knee without pain.
  • You feel no pain in your knee when you walk, jog, sprint, or jump.
  • Your knee is no longer swollen.
  • Your injured knee is as strong as your uninjured knee.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What are ways to prevent a meniscus tear?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.