Meniscus Tear Treatment Specialist
As one of the leading knee doctors in Chesterfield, Dr. Mark Miller has managed meniscus tear treatment for countless patients across the area. A common knee injury, a meniscus tear is often caused by forceful twisting or hyper-flexion of the knee joint and results in pain, swelling and inability for normal use of the knee.
After consultation and diagnosis, Dr. Miller will take a comprehensive approach to meniscus tear treatment that varies according to the distinct condition of each patient. For some, a meniscus tear may be treated with physical therapy, for others the injury is extensive enough that surgery may be required.
Recovering from a Meniscus Injury
If meniscus tear treatment has been successful, patients can expect recovery time to fall into the 4-6 week range, depending on a number of factors including age, activity level and how severe the meniscus injury was in the first place. Recovery and rehab (if necessary) will be part of Dr. Miller’s treatment plan for your meniscus injury from the very beginning and he will give clear recommendations/instructions for you to follow to achieve a full recovery.
Most importantly for a meniscus injury, do not rush your recovery. Below are a few rules of thumb that will help you determine whether you are ready to return to your previous level of physical activity after meniscus tear treatment:
- There is no visible swelling in your knee
- You do not experience pain when bending or straightening your leg
- You do not experience pain when you walk or run at any pace
- Your treated knee feels as strong as your uninjured knee