If you’re suffering from near constant pain due to a meniscus tear, there is likely one thing on your mind…
“How Do I Make My Pain STOP!?”
Pain caused by a meniscus tear is a consistent discomfort, affecting the way you walk, run, and basically live your life. It is a nagging pain that doesn’t relent even when you’ve kicked your legs up to relax at the end of the day.
If you’re suffering from from this type of injury then almost every moment of the day is a constant reminder that something is wrong. It steals from you the simple pleasures of life, from a hike in the beautiful Arizona outdoors, to picking up your grandkids for a piggy-back ride.
Have You Felt That?
If you’re like most folks who prefer the “old school” approach of avoiding the doctor’s office at all costs and waiting for the pain to go away on its own, that’s not going to happen with a meniscus tear. It’s here to stay and no amount of “Oh, I just slept wrong,” raiding the medicine cabinet, or spending hours on YouTube or Google is going to change that.
But don’t worry, you’re not alone. At The Doctors of PT, we hear this all the time. In fact, meniscus pain is one of the most common problems we see in our physical therapy clinic here in Scottsdale.
But everyone wants to know…
“Why Do I Have This Pain In The First Place…and How Do I Make It GO AWAY!?”
In a world of Internet “experts,” real solutions are getting harder and harder to find. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and many of our clients tell us they searched for solutions for MONTHS before finding what works.
Do you want to know why it takes so long to find a solution for meniscus pain?
If You’re Currently Living With Pain Caused by a Meniscus Tear, Here Are 6 Reasons Why It May be Lasting Longer Than It Should:
- You tried looking up exercises to do on your own for your pain. On the surface, this makes perfect sense, but there are many “causes” of pain in your knee due to a meniscus tear, and it’s difficult to figure out which exercises are right for you. This is why some exercises can seem to make it better, but some make it much worse.
- You tried a few relaxing massages and while it initially helped, the effects eventually wore off. So you started getting more frequent massages, but with diminishing returns.
- You tried a knee brace and it helped the pain a bit, but the nagging sensation is still always there.
- You tried waiting for it to go away on its own. That didn’t work…
- You went to the doctor’s office, but all they gave you was a prescription for pain medication to numb the pain and a request to come back in 6 weeks if it didn’t work.
- You went to a physical therapist who put you on the same exercises everyone else with knee pain gets…then they left you with an assistant who only half watched your technique.
If any what you just read seems familiar that because unfortunately it’s all far too common. The issue with a lot of these methods is that they focus on addressing the symptoms, not the root cause of your pain.
Any time you get results that only temporarily relieve your pain, your body is trying to tell you something. It’s trying to tell you that you didn’t find the right solution, and all you did was just put a temporary band-aid on it.
For proof that most “solutions” don’t actually fix the problem, look no further than the opioid crisis in America. Along with increasing numbers of people addicted to pain medication, the number of knee surgeries to repair meniscus tears just keeps increasing. Would this be happening if we were actually solving anything with these methods?
It’s understandable to want to solve your pain on your own, but it’s likely not the best way to avoid becoming one of the people who need those pain meds or surgeries.
If any of this has happened to you, we would love to invite you to book a call with one of our specialist physical therapists in Scottsdale. We can help you find out what can be done to find long-term solutions for the root cause of your pain.
You may be frustrated that you’ve already tried so many things. That’s a GOOD thing. When you know what doesn’t work, that puts you that much closer to finding the real solution. What we tell our clients is this: “What you have to be careful of is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results…that’s insanity!”
Click the orange button below to book a call with us if you would like some advice over the phone. This is a complimentary, no obligation phone call. You are not required to book physical therapy with us once the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about your health.
By now you are probably asking:
“What Can I Do To Get Rid of My Pain Completely?”
Well, here are 4 things you can do now:
- First, you need to finally make the decision to get help. So many people rest for weeks, thinking pain will “just go away with time”, but then six months later they’re still struggling to live with it, and nothing has changed…or it’s worse. Don’t let another week go by without living the life you want.
- Next, do the RIGHT exercises – One of the best things to help you ease the pain from your knee pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises. The right exercises given to you by a physical therapist and taught to you correctly, will help reduce the pain and allow you to start getting back to your life quickly. A good physical therapist will know how to progress these exercises to make sure the pain doesn’t come back any time soon.
- Avoid long periods of rest. The truth is, our bodies were designed to move and it’s been said that “motion is lotion.” Certain activities right now might make your knee pain worse, but that doesn’t mean you should restrict all of your movements, because that can make your situation worse. If certain things are painful, like walking, lifting, sitting, it’s important to find the root cause and get you moving properly so you can continue staying active.
- Get real, “hands-on” customized treatment. Every person is different which is why customized physical therapy treatment is proven to help people with their meniscus pain. In fact, at The Doctors of PT, it’s one of the most common things we see people aged 30+ living with. If your knee pain caused by a meniscus tear is affecting your job, your sleep, your activity level – then it threatens your independence and gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends. High-quality and customized treatment can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale can help you return to being active as quickly and safely as possible – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free “Discovery Visit” at our clinic:
Note: This free “Discovery Visit” is something we offer to people who might be nervous or skeptical about getting physical therapy. Whether that means they are unsure of it’s benefits or even if it’s right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free “Discovery Visit” so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong, and what can be done – without any risk or obligation on your part.
So the next question is…
“How Can Choosing Physical Therapy at The Doctors of PT Help You Get Rid Of Your Meniscus Pain – In The Next Few Days?”
Here Are Just A Few Things Our Expert Physical Therapists Can Do For You:
- We can quickly resolve the issue of stabbing pains in your knee – often inside a few sessions.
- We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your injury once and for all – often inside of 30 minutes.
- Your treatment plan is tailored to you. It’s not a “one size fits all” treatment. We build it around your lifestyle so you are able to do the things that are most important to you.
- Pain can “zap” your energy, and ruin your sleep and activity. – We can help you enjoy sleeping at night, and have more energy during the day.
- We will make sure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly – and provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery.