It is important to know what the source of your knee pain is so you can treat it appropriately. Therefore, before you treat a meniscus tear, it is recommended that you see a medical professional for a correct diagnosis as there are several conditions that can cause knee pain.
Some small meniscus tears have no symptoms at all and may disappear on their own. Other less severe or non-complex tears will subside with conservative treatments, especially if your knee is stable and doesn’t lock. These tears are often located on the outer edges of your meniscus.
It is the blood in your body that heals and repairs damaged tissue. By transporting oxygen and nutrients to the tissue and flushing away dead cells, your blood helps your body to heal itself. Unfortunately, when a meniscus injury occurs and you have knee pain you need to prevent further injury and rest the area to allow it to heal. By resting, you actually limit the flow of blood and slow the healing process. The trick is to slow tissue damage, reduce scar tissue, and generate blood flow to speed healing and prevent further damage.