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Will a torn meniscus heal without surgery? How long does this take?
Hi, I’ve been through sort of a meniscus tear also. I tore mine in April-2011 (couldn’t walk without crutches for 3 weeks) And then wore a knee brace for 2 months…. After that I was able to walk normally but not run ( I didn’t take any pysiotherapy)
Id say depends how much of a tear you have the longer it will take. To this date I can run, but not without feeling a slight pain when I finish running.
Just my two cents, and experience.
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Thank you for your reply. I made a mistake doing squats with heavy weights and moving down all the way to the ground. I should have made the squats much shallower, and now I no longer do them. I used to do a lot of bicycling and now I have cut that in half. Every day I use cold therapy after I bicycle and it helps a lot with the pain. Like you, I had to use crutches for a couple of weeks, now I can bicycle again, but the pain is not over yet. I heard that such an injury could take six months to a year to heal…
Riding a bike also causes me some discomfort and pain… but thats only when going uphill on flat surfaces I can manage.
As for squats, I try to avoid those completely, anything over 15kilo’s and me bending my knees will be discomforting.
Depends how bad but probably 6-8 weeks just to get back to walking and fairly normal routine. Active release techniques will help loosen he surrounding areas like quad, ham, Lcl, petelar tend, even some tensioning that would happen in the lower leg that needs to be released so there is less torque on the knee. If you have any questions about this you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you feel better
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