New York, NY 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Ave)

Treatment of pain from a meniscal tear

Initial treatment for meniscal tear pain is by our physical therapist. We’ll provide physical therapy, massage therapy, and sports medicine advice. This will get you relief from pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty extending the knee.

How Does A Meniscal Tear Occur?

Most often, tearing of the meniscus occurs when you are in motion and then quickly stop and turn. Those who play sports requiring quick changes in direction are at the most risk of meniscus tears. Less often, tearing of the meniscus can occur in older adults. The cartilage may get thinner and weaker as you age, so one can suffer a tear from seemingly low impact activities.