Meniscus Tears

Healing your meniscus tear is important for your overall, long term health!
Don’t let a meniscus tear keep you from the best things in life– you can heal meniscus damage and tears naturally, without the risks of surgery and medications.

Meniscus tears are a common knee injury affecting all age groups, with nearly 200,000 cases each year in the US. This injury is often the result of a sudden, forceful twisting of the knee, leaving the soft connective tissues damaged and inflamed. Not always caused by vigorous sports and exercise, this injury can happen unintentionally during ordinary activities like walking or squatting. In older adults, meniscus tears may be the result of years of regular wear and tear or degeneration of the supportive tissues in the knee.

Very difficult to heal, meniscus tears can make the simplest, everyday activities like walking or bending the knee extremely painful for long periods of time. The pain and limitations can keep you from activities you love, and take away your ability to enjoy a life without pain.

Because of the lengthy healing time, meniscus tears can be easily aggravated. During recovery, the injured area is incredibly vulnerable, and getting it to healing quickly is important to avoid re-injury and triggering inflammation in the delicate tissues. For most people, it is not an option to take the months of rest and rehabilitation needed to fully heal, and the problem becomes chronic.

If this injury goes untreated, a meniscus tear can have long term effects on the entire body. Favoring the affected knee can lead to harmful wear and tear on other joints of the hips and in the spine. By limiting mobility, an injury also limits much needed exercise and can interfere with daily activities. Without proper treatment, inflammation and scar tissue begin to build up within the joint, ultimately leading to symptoms of arthritis. Tears can cause the knee to begin clicking, catching, or locking, and affect mobility for years after the injury.

If you have suffered a tear or injury to the meniscus of the knee, you know that considering traditional treatment options can be overwhelming, and even a bit frightening. You may feel that you have explored every treatment option available, and your knee pain is still holding you back. Fortunately, there are now safe, non-surgical options for treating painful meniscus tears.

Pain medications can take a toll on your overall health, and are only able to mask the underlying issue without truly healing it. Physiotherapy and rest alone can take several months, leaving the area weak and vulnerable to reinjury. In some cases, invasive surgery may seem to be the only possible option to relieve the pain.

With major developments in regenerative medicine and technology, meniscus tears and other knee injuries can be treated effectively with natural, non-invasive treatment options. It is possible to avoid surgery and the forget the need for pain medications. There are safe and natural treatment alternatives that can speed up your recovery time, reduce inflammation, and help heal your knee injury for good!

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