Torn meniscus is a common injury in sports, where the cartilage between the thigh and shin gets nipped or torn. It can cause knee locking or giving way and if does not recover in 6-8 weeks may require surgical intervention.
Signs & symptoms:
- Swollen knee joint
- Knee joint pain laterally or medially depending on the cartilage injury.
- Knee giving way
Physiotherapy treatment pre or post-surgery is to improve the pain free movement of the knee joint and address any alignment issues that may have contributed to the injury.