Sports Injury-Meniscus injury-Chiropractic Topics

The most common cause of tears of the meniscus in young adults is a sporting injury. The most common mechanism of injury is a twisting strain applied to the bend and weight bearing leg.
A bucket handle tear is a term commonly associated with mensicus tears. A bucket handle tear can prevent full extension of the knee. There is often a painful, elastic resistance to attempts to fully straighten the knee.
Medial meniscus injurys can limit full extension of the knee and be associated with rupture of the ACL. Generally, it is common that the meniscus is a cause of ACL rupture.
In older adults some degree of elasticity of the meniscus may be lost. Some older persons may have tears to the meniscus and may recall no injury event. One of the key features of meniscus injury is pain or tenderness at the joint line of the knee.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor with over ten years of practice experience treating sports injury, back pain, neck pain and whiplash. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic practice serves Olathe, Kansas, Lenexa, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas.

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