Buy a brace for your meniscus injury with expert advice
Do you think you suffer from a meniscus injury? Our knee braces can reduce the symptoms of pain and overexertion.
What is a meniscus injury?
A meniscus injury is caused by a wrong knee movement that is made. Think, for example, of when you get away, in the event of a rotational movement or a wrong landing on the knee. The meniscus is damaged because the knee nods in or out too far. Aging can also be a cause that the meniscus ruptures.
How can you treat a meniscus injury?
In case of a knee injury, it is important that you go to the physiotherapist and have it determined which injury you have suffered. When the meniscus is torn, you will need to rehabilitate for about 3 months. If the symptoms persist, you can be referred to the orthopedist. This can perform keyhole surgery and can attach or remove part of the meniscus.
Braces for a meniscus injury
Knee braces are ideal for rehabilitating a meniscus injury. The braces are lightweight and made of flexible material, allowing movement while wearing. The compression ensures that the blood circulation improves, so that the swelling will go away faster and the rehabilitation will be faster. This makes the knee braces suitable for rehabilitation and/or sports performance.View braces
Meniscus taping in case of an injury?
In addition to a brace, taping the meniscus can help in the rehabilitation of a meniscus injury. Tmax kinesiology tape is an extremely suitable product for this. The top quality tape gives the right support to the meniscus and ensures that the injury will heal faster. The 160% elasticity makes the tape maximally stretchable and the acrylic glue prevents skin irritations or rashes. In addition, the Tmax tape is easily portable for daily activities.Tape injury
Exercises for a meniscus injury
When rehabilitation from a meniscus injury, it is important that you do exercises during the recovery process. The physiotherapist will set out exercises for you that need to be performed. The exercises will consist of stability and strength exercises. In this way, the muscles are strengthened and balance is improved. Curious which exercises our specialists recommend in case of a meniscus injury, please look further on our practice page.Discover exercises
Can a tear in my meniscus heal itself?
A torn meniscus can be treated, but does not heal on its own. The meniscus serves as a shock absorber and because only the edges of the meniscus are blood flown through, the meniscus heals poorly on any cracks. The meniscus, on the other hand, can be sutured, or the piece that is torn will be removed. This is done by means of keyhole surgery in which as little tissue as possible is cut away because otherwise too much pressure is carried out on the cartilage.
Can I walk with a torn meniscus?
At the moment that you have a lot of pain from your ruptured meniscus, it is advised not to stand on your leg too much. As a result, the meniscus is overloaded, which can irritate the hairstyle. However, when the knee is not very thick and hurts little, it is advised to keep moving. By not moving your leg, your knee becomes stiff, so that the pressure on your meniscus is only greater when you do have to walk.
What happens if I don’t treat a torn meniscus?
The moon-shaped meniscus is for the most part not circulated, so that without treatment no healing takes place. If you walk around with it for too long without treating it may be necessary to remove the meniscus. If a meniscus is removed, the pressure on the cartilage of the joint surfaces increases by more than 200 to 400%. This increased pressure ultimately ensures that wear and tear takes place prematurely in the knee joint.
A torn meniscus test: Test if you have a tear in your meniscus!
When you are unsure about your knee injury and think it is a tear in the meniscus you can make this more likely by two different tests. In the Apley’s test, you should lie in a prone position with the knee bent 90°. If you experience pain with pressure on the lower leg, there is a good chance that there is a tear in the meniscus. In the Mc Murray’s test, pressure is applied to the meniscus while stretching the knee. When experiencing pain with pressure, there is also a good chance that there is a tear in the meniscus.
Can I exercise with a torn meniscus?
It depends in particular on the extent to which your meniscus is affected. If you want to exercise again after you have suffered an injury to your meniscus, an average period of 4 to 6 weeks is desirable to recover from the meniscus injury. If you have had the meniscus treated by means of surgery, you will have to walk with crutches for at least 6 weeks, and you can only pick up your sports activities after 5 to 6 months of rehabilitation. This is to prevent the meniscus from tearing again.
Can I cycle with a torn meniscus?
After you have had the torn meniscus treated by surgery, cycling can be a very important part of your rehabilitation. By cycling, the joint fluid in the knee becomes less and less, so that the meniscus can recover faster. In addition, cycling improves the mobility of the knee and you can determine the load on your knee yourself. It is important that you do not bend the knee further than 90° because otherwise the meniscus can rupture on tension.
How do I know when I can run after meniscus surgery?
If you want to resume sports after a meniscus injury, running is a priority for further building up the stressful training. With running you improve the load capacity of your knee and you also work on a stronger muscle strength and a better condition. But when do you know if you can already run? You do this by building up slowly and carefully. Talk to your physiotherapist so that you can resume your sports activities in the right way.
What is the recovery time of a torn meniscus?
The moment you tear or tear off your meniscus, you will have to have it treated. After this treatment, a recovery period of at least 3 months to about 6 months is common. The treated meniscus will then recover on its own, but performing exercises under supervision is also definitely recommended. This ensures that the recovery process runs faster, sports activities can be picked up more easily and recurring injuries are prevented.
Frequently Asked Questions about Meniscus Injuries
Wat is een meniscusblessure?
De meniscus is een rubberachtig weefsel in de vorm van een halve maan die in de knie zit.
Welke meniscusblessures kunt u oplopen?
Bij een meniscusblessure kan er een scheur of oprekking in het gewricht ontstaan.
Hoe wordt een meniscusblessure behandeld?
Ga direct naar een fysiotherapeut en maak een revalidatieprogramma. Wanneer de blessure blijft aanhouden, is het zaak om verder onderzoek te doen bij een orthopeed.
Welke oefeningen bieden hulp bij een blessure aan de meniscus?
Benieuwd welke oefeningen u voor herstel kunt uitvoeren in de juiste vorm? Dan verwijzen wij u naar onze oefeningen pagina.
Hoe tape je een meniscusblessure?
Ons advies is om uw gewrichtsblessure in te tapen bij een fysiotherapeut. Wilt u dit zelfstandig aanleggen, doe dit dan met kinesiologie tape van Tmax en lees op de tape pagina hoe dit in zijn werking gaat.