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Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Meniscus Tears: What Should You Do?

When you think of a knee injury, particularly a meniscus tear, your mind might jump immediately to surgery. However, growing research consistently shows that surgery specifically for the meniscus has no long term benefits or superiority to conservative treatment options.1 When it comes to conservative treatment, physical therapy is one of the top options. A…

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How to Heal a Torn Meniscus Naturally

Each year over 350,000 meniscus surgeries are performed in the United States (more specifically, these surgeries are called arthroscopic partial meniscectomies).1 This seems like a high number and we can’t help but ask: is every single one of these surgeries completely necessary? Let’s answer this question first by addressing what a meniscus is, the symptoms/causes…

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