How to tell meniscus tear?

Hey there, you with the knee pain! Are you wondering if you may have a meniscus tear? Well, look no further – I’ve got all the information you need to diagnose this pesky problem!

What is a Meniscus Tear?

Before we get into how you can tell whether or not you have a meniscus tear, let’s first cover what exactly it is. The meniscus is a crescent-shaped pad of cartilage that acts as a cushion for your knee joint. A tear in this cartilage can occur due to sudden twisting or even wear and tear over time.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of a meniscal tear can vary depending on its severity. Here are some things to look out for:


One of the most common signs of any knee injury is pain. If your pain is focused specifically on one side (medial or lateral) of the knee joint rather than all over, it’s more likely that it could be caused by a torn meniscus.


Swelling around the area where the meniscal tear occurred can also indicate that something isn’t right within your knee.

Limited Mobility / ‘Locking’

If you feel like your leg/knee gets ‘caught’ when trying to move it certain ways (especially while walking), then there might be something impeding movement within the joint space which could signal kinked-up torn piece(s) from his stilettos-length maintenance run last weekend.

Difficulty Bending Your Knee

If bending your affected leg brings about sharp pains along with reduced flexibility compared lesser painful days prior then uh-oh… possible red-flag!

Testing Yourself

Of course, nothing beats getting diagnosed by an experienced medical professional but these at-home tests will give insight into whether seeing an expert opthomologist soon is absolutely necessary or just use a lactate-kickstart to simply release excess tension about the situation.

The McMurray Test

While this named-hooey test might sound like something dragged out from pre-American Revolution anecdotes or party game, but it checks for meniscus tears in specific areas. Try doing certain movements with your knee and identify if there’s popping along with pain when bending particular ways during palpitation where you have limit in motion.

One-Legged Squats

Just as the name states: stand on ONE leg (not both) and squat down enough that you are able to pick up an object equivalent weight of your lost Netflix time, then repeat at least three times. Positive feedbacks include experience sensible discomfort around buttocks/body core & affirmation from pet or people surrounding presence assistance.


If these tests came back positive, what in seven hells should one do now? Know that healing then quick recovery can happen through resting without bearing much-to-all pressures, icing tender spots within the gullied joint spaces regularly while waiting final verdict support via professional medical evaluation on it through several sessions such as x-rays before determining whether surgical procedures need apply after all therapeutic options reevaluated beforehand.


To sum everything up – if you’re experiencing pain primarily located on one side of your knee OR how he behaved last night was an inner representation of the physical sensation manifestation, accompanied by swelling or locking-up when walking around compared to lesser painful days prior recently followed immediately after indulging into stair-laughs probably due to coincidence maybe being closer than ever towards developing potential Meniscal Tears we urge taking action by consulting professional guidance diagnose uncompromisingly!

Remember though luck always plays its part regardless so hopefully your knees remain tear free either momentarily indefinitely!

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