How To Treat A Meniscus Tear

Wear A Compression Sleeve

Wearing a compression sleeve or brace may help patients stay active while recovering from a meniscus tear by providing some stability, increasing circulation, and preventing hyperextension. Physical therapy is typically recommended for healing after the initial swelling goes away. The exercises are necessary to regain range of motion and strength in the knee and thigh area. Wearing a compression sleeve can help stabilize the joint and prevent patients from overextending the knee and aggravating the injury during physical therapy. Stabilizing the joint can also prevent damage to surrounding muscles or joints that may occur due to them overcompensating for the damaged joint. A compression sleeve increases circulation to the affected area, which hastens recovery by delivering more oxygen and nutrients and reducing soreness in the muscles. A compression sleeve can also relieve pain by reducing the pressure and weight of the area right above the affected meniscus.

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