Your medial and lateral menisci are located between the femur and the tibia; this layer of cartilage acts as a shock absorber and load transmitter when forces are applied through the knee.
Medial meniscal injuries are common in sporting activities which involve bending, weight bearing, twisting or turning forces to the knee. These injuries can occur in isolation, resulting in a tearing effect or as a combined ligament injury.
Post injury, pain and swelling can cause inhibition of muscle function, e.g. quadricep inhibition, which is closely related to meniscal injuries. Additionally, symptoms of locking, instability and giving way can also occur.
At Jonathan Clark, we offer rehabilitative treatments for both non and post surgical patients to:
- Control and eliminate swelling
- Restore range of movement
- Restore full strength e.g. quadriceps and hamstrings
We also provide a range of manual therapy techniques, soft tissue massage, ultrasound and taping; as well as exercise and activity modification. This includes a progressive course of dynamic, proprioceptive training and a combination of isometric, isotonic and isokinetic exercises to help you return to sport.