Originally posted on poweredbyyoga:
The KNEE is the largest joint in the body. Three bones come together to shape it – the Thighbone, Shinbone and Knee Cap.
In between is the Meniscus, the little but important part that lowers the pressure absorbed by weight in the upper body and act as a shock absorbent.
If you would like to know how the Meniscus tears happen, here is the recipe: bend the knee, like in Virkshasana, then rotate the knee cap pointing down to the floor. It can happen while playing the football, kick the ball really hard while rotating the knee cap on the side.
What are the signs of Meniscus tear?
Pain… Persistent pain that last for more than 24 hours.
Swelling of the knee.
Hardness and difficulty in strengthening the knee after sitting.
Feeling stiffness in the knee
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