Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Pain in or around the knee
- Pain at the inside or outer side of the knee
This condition describes a tear in the rubbery cushions of the knee joint called the meniscus. The meniscus is tissue made of two disks, called the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus, that evenly distribute weight across the knee by acting as shock absorbers. Meniscus tears can occur when the knee twists, most commonly during sports activity. This condition can also result from a breakdown of the menisci, in which the tissue is weakened from normal wear and tear.