Friday, January 19, 2018


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Knee Pain: Signs and Symptoms

Meniscus injuries: The meniscuses are two pieces of cartilage that act as a cushion in the knee joint. The Cartilage sits between the tight bone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). These meniscus are named as to where they sit on the tibia condyle, the one on the outside (lateral meniscus) and the one on the inside aspect of the knee (medial meniscus). A meniscus tear occurs when one of these pieces of cartilage tear in her injured it usually during movement that forcibly rotates the knee while bearing weight. This is usually seen in athletic playing sports in which therefore is firmly planted in cutting is involved.

Signs and symptoms

  • Audible click or popping during injury
  • Knee may become locked
  • Knee will become weak and swell up
  • Tenderness on the side of meniscus injury
  • Pain with any weight bearing on the joint