RISKS OF RUNNING WITH A TORN MENISCUS
Meniscus is a rubbery cartilage tissue which cushions the bones making up the knee joints. It acts as a shock absorber while doing heavy activities like running and weightlifting. A torn meniscus can cause pain while conducting these activities. Thus, it is not advisable to run with a torn meniscus. It can not only exacerbate the injury and increase the chances of long-term pain but also increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis in the future. However, you can use knee supports to stabilise and increase the range of the motion of knee which will aid in recovering the torn meniscus.
We highly recommend GenuTrain S for treating mild meniscus tears. It utilises hard plastic struts on a firm but free moving hinge joint to provide excellent lateral support and stability to the knee joint.
SHOULD I BE WALKING WITH A MENISCUS TEAR?
Many people with a torn meniscus can walk and complete daily exercises with no major restrictions. It is important to see a medical specialist to get it treated right away so you can resume pain-free normal activity as soon as possible.
Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression are designed to provide pain relief and stability. Our knit material and special viscoelastic cushioned pads make for a comfortable brace to complement your recovery process.