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Does massage therapy work for meniscus tears?

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Didn't work for me. Good massage--deep tissue--would make me feel better for a little while, but it never lasted more than 48 hours. My surgeon told me that a tear is similar to a torn cuticle, only the torn bit was more like frayed steel cable. The torn bit was rubbing on the bone cartlidge and would eventually erode it. read more

Knee meniscal tears can be conservatively managed with physical therapy.The most cost-effective path is to try physical therapy for short course of treatment to see if you pain and swelling go away. And move on from there. read more

Researchers at seven major universities and orthopedic surgery centers around the U.S. assigned 351 adults over 45 with arthritis and meniscus tears to get either surgery or physical therapy. The therapy was nine sessions on average plus exercises to do at home, which experts say is key to success. read more

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