4. When Should You See a Doctor?

When pain in the knee develops, avoid using or moving the leg as much as possible until a doctor can examine the area. Once he or she has determined the severity of the injury, patient and doctor can agree on a treatment plan that may require surgery. More often, however, self-care and possibly pain medication are sufficient. Following a diagnosis of a meniscus tear, follow up appointments will ensure everything is healing properly. Some people require physical therapy.


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