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.