Meniscus Tears Condition

Treatment for meniscus tears can include osteopathic care that focuses on reducing swelling, pain, lost range of motion, and stiffness while improving mobility, function, and tissue healing.


Meniscus Tears Treatment in New York City

Meniscus tear treatment can include a range of osteopathic techniques designed to eliminate swelling and inflammation to promote healing, reduce pain and tenderness, and alleviate loss of mobility and function.

What are Meniscus Tears?

Meniscus tears are among the most common of knee injuries and occur when the meniscus cartilage in your knee gets torn. The menisci is a piece of cartilage located between your thighbone and shinbone. When healthy, this cartilage helps to provide a cushion between those bones, and acts like shock absorbers to prevent knee damage. When the meniscus gets torn, it results in swelling, stiffness in the knee joint, and pain. In many instances, this type of injury can be extremely debilitating.

Some of the more severe meniscus tears require surgical intervention to repair the cartilage. However, many cases can be treated with less invasive measures, like rest, medication, and cold applications. Osteopathic care can also be an effective part of any treatment strategy to help minimize pain and swelling and expedite your body’s healing processes.

What Causes this Condition?

A torn meniscus can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Activities that involve sudden rotation of the knee
  • Sudden stops or turns
  • Excessive kneeling or squatting
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Degenerative loss of cartilage in the knee, particularly in older adults

As you might guess, many of these injuries occur in sporting activities. Many athletes in contact sports or activities that involve a high rate of pivoting can experience torn menisci. These injuries are also common for people who fail to properly stretch and warm up before exercise, or whose work duties require kneeling and rising, squatting, or similar repetitive knee motions.

What Are the Symptoms of Meniscus Tears?

Common symptoms can include:

  • Swelling in the affected knee
  • An audible popping sound in the knee when the injury occurs
  • Stiffness that makes it difficult to straighten or bend the injured knee
  • Pain in the injured knee
  • Weakness in the knee
  • Reduced range of motion

Symptoms may seem mild in the immediate aftermath of the tear. In many instances, athletes can suffer these injuries and continue to play. However, as inflammation gradually sets in, the true nature of the injury becomes clear.

How We Can Help

When you have a torn meniscus, treatment can be a vital part of any speedy recovery. Dr. Tafler has the experience and expertise needed to help you expedite those healing efforts. Using proven osteopathic techniques, Dr. Tafler can provide the therapy and educational resources you need to address pain, restricted mobility, and other common symptoms.


Knee Conditions

Knee conditions include tissue tears, inflammation, and tendon injuries that can cause pain, swelling, infection, loss of mobility and impaired range of motion.

Iliotibial Band SyndromeKnee BursitisMeniscus TearsPatellar TendonitisPatellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us today. We will work with you to schedule a convenient appointment to provide you with a proper examination and accurate diagnosis. With that information, Dr. Tafler will be able to develop the right osteopathic treatment plan to help you manage your pain, reduce swelling, restore lost range of motion, and get on the path to a full recovery.

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Meniscus Tears Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!