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Knee Meniscal Tears Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Most knee meniscal tears can be treated at home.
  • OTC pain relievers, lifestyle changes, and at-home strategies can reduce pain and swelling.

When you may need a provider

  • Your symptoms don’t get better within 3–6 weeks of home care.
  • The pain is severe, or you can’t put weight on the leg or move the knee without pain.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Your leg feels warm, tender, and painful.
  • Your leg is locked in a bent position and you can’t straighten it.

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