Running After Meniscus Repair

CAN I RUN AFTER A MENISCUS REPAIR SURGERY?

 

Meniscus tears can be identified by tearing sound accompanied with knee pain. The meniscus tissue cushions the bones which make up the knee joint.

Thus, running after a meniscus tear repair or arthroscopic surgery is not advisable. It can not only exacerbate the injury but also increase risk of long-term pain and developing osteoarthritis.

The meniscus repair surgery involves removal of the torn portion of the meniscus tissue.

The recovery time can take upto a few months, depending on the severity of the tear.

It is best to put off running and consult with your surgeon - most likely, you will be referred to a physiotherapist for rehabilitation.

It is recommended to get back into running transiently after a meniscus repair. Initially, it is best to take a few days break in between your runs.

Wearing a medical knee brace such as GenuTrain S Hinged Brace can aid in stabilizing the knee and recovery during your runs.

The lateral support provided by the side struts and hinge joint improves your proprioception which can become impaired after a knee injury. 

The medical grade compression improves the recovery of the knee joint by stimulating muscle regeneration. 

As you move, the visco pad provides a soothing massage effect to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain associated with meniscal repair.

 

BEST KNEE BRACES FOR A MENISCUS TEAR


Running after meniscus repair brace

GenuTrain S knee brace

Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability, MCL injury and for recovery after a meniscus repair surgery. 

$289.95 - Buy Here

The hinged knee brace was engineered using Bauerfeind’s gradient compression, lateral joint splints and a viscoelastic pad to provide active protection of the knee.

  • Three-dimensional fabric – Automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilisation.
  • Adjustable straps – Lets you control the amount of pressure for a better fit and right amount of support.
  • Joint side bars – Straps connect directly to side bars for superior stability in the knee and surrounding area.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.
Running after meniscus repair knee brace

GenuTrain Knee brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

$149.95 - Buy Here

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

  • Three-dimensional active knit for an ideal fit and optimal neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
  • Hoffa pads provide pressure relief
  • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

 

Running after Meniscus Repair

GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

$239.95 - Buy Here

The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. 

  • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
  • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.
  • Wedge-shaped Hoffa soft pads – Two pressure points on the pad relieve strain on the area below the knee, which can frequently cause pain.

 

HOW TO TREAT PAIN CAUSED BY A TORN MENISCUS?

  • Regularly apply ice packs in the first few days to the affected area to help reduce swelling and pain.
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps muscles. Your doctor can recommend a physical therapist to teach you what to do.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful.
  • Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.
  • For more advanced meniscus injuries, surgery may be recommended by your doctor.

Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.