Treating meniscus injuries properly is important but preventing the injury in the first place and/or preventing re-injury should be your priority. There are a number of things you can do to keep your knees and menisci healthy and prevent further damage.
To stabilize your knee joint and increase your range of motion, maintain and build the strength and flexibility of your quadriceps, hamstrings, calf muscles and hip flexors. Strengthening and stretching exercises will help to keep your knee strong and supple to reduce the risk of injury.
In addition, balancing exercises will help retrain your position or "joint sense". A regular exercise program that focuses on total body fitness and includes low-impact aerobic activity such as walking, swimming or biking will also strengthen your knee and keep you healthy overall.
Your body is less prone to injury during exercise when your heart, muscles and joints are gently warmed ahead of time. To protect your knees, warm up and cool down your leg muscles before and after working them, and learn the proper techniques for your activity. You can use the T•Shellz Wrap® to help warm up the deep tissue prior to an activity.
Invest in footwear that fits properly and is suitable for your activities or sports. Cushioning in the shoes will help to keep your knees stable during activity and reduce some of the impact. If your knee is weak or unstable, a knee brace, strapping or taping can provide extra support. When kneeling, wear knee pads to protect your joint from damage.
If you are experiencing knee pain during any activity, stop and see a doctor to find out why. Listen to your body and decrease, modify and/or avoid any activities or motions that cause pain and irritation (twisting, squatting, kneeling, jumping, heavy lifting, climbing and running, walking on uneven terrain). If you are required to perform these motions at work or play and cannot avoid them, make sure you take frequent breaks and rest your knees to prevent fatigue.
Following a knee injury, give your body an opportunity to build up its endurance. Progress through exercises gradually and work slowly when increasing the load or intensity. Allow your body adequate time to recover after exercise to repair any soft tissue damage that may have occurred. You can use an T•Shellz Wrap® for faster repair of the underlying tissue.
It is the blood in your body that heals and repairs damage to your tissue. By transporting oxygen and nutrients to the damaged 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.
If your doctor has decided that your meniscus tear can be treated using conservative treatments - well - it may seem hard to believe, but deep heat via our Knee TShellz Wrap home therapy products will assist you in recovering from meniscus tears by maximizing blood flow where it's needed most and reducing your swelling and inflammation induced pain. Here at AidMyMeniscus we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidMyMeniscus has tested and used the products, finding solutions to conditions that do not fit into the norm. This dedication to our customers and our products goes hand-in-hand with our guarantees to you as a customer:
Continue the healing process by resting your knee. Limit the activities that may be aggravate your knee. Without proper rest and limitation on activities, being active as if your knee is healthy can lead to re-injury. To get back to doing the things you love you need to give your body proper care and attention.
If you want to avoid re-injury, manage pain and increase circulation for lifelong health benefits, a Cold Compress or Ice Pack and a Knee T•Shellz Wrap® will provide the results you are looking for.
Why spend time in pain, off from work, and missing out on your active lifestyle when you can be proactive about your injury and the health of your body? Talk to your doctor about incorporating a Knee T•Shellz Wrap® into your home recovery regimen.
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During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort at the location of your soft tissue injury until the pain and inflammation settle. Always consult your doctor and/or Physical Therapist before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they are right for you and your condition. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!
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