Patient Comments: Meniscus Tear - Symptoms


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Comment from: Soreknee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

More than a year ago I was running a race and fell going full tilt and landed on my left knee. I went to the emergency room and had an MRI done and was told I had torn my meniscus. The past months it’s swollen, feels tight, I can’t bend it all the way, and can’t put any weight on it kneeling down. I put cold and hot compress on it but the more I’m on my feet the worse it gets.

Comment from: Twinks, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

My dog ran me down and I buckled and tore my meniscus. It has hurt ever since.

Comment from: Rockson A, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 23

A twenty-four-year old footballer sustained a bruise on his right knee during training on the field and reported 3 days later with redness and edema on the site. Wonder if there is a meniscus tear.

Comment from: Srf, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I jumped on a pool float, and my leg pulled open too wide and back. It pulled instead the knee area. It is hard to straighten my leg, and I am concerned about a meniscal tear.

Comment from: sally, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

At first, my knee was tight when I tried to bend it, and then as I was walking, I kept feeling a popping sensation. After a few large pops, I felt pain all over my knee, and each day it got harder to walk. The more I did, the more pain I felt. Turning was so painful that I felt like I would fall down because I could not put any weight on my leg.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

About eight years ago, I slipped and fell on smooth tiles indoors. Nothing outward warranted a visit to the doctor. For the last 3-4 years, my knees have been stiffening and the pain has progressively increased to cause loss of sleep. An MRI shows meniscus tears, cartilage tears, osteoarthritis, edema, fluid collection, ligament tears, outgrowths of bone, and perhaps one of the latter broken off and floating around as a loose. Walking is painful enough to drag the leg.


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