Treatment For Torn Meniscus?
Dr. I am very far from the city precisely in the district, Dr. also only general Dr., is there a drug that is sold in pharmacies for healing meniscus? Thank you
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Meniscus is cartilage located between joints, which serves as a stabilizer of the meeting between two bones in the joint, especially the joints in the limbs.
Meniscus injuries generally occur due to trauma during heavy activities or sports. If you have a meniscus injury, a number of things you can do as first aid include:
Rest diseased joints, avoid lots of movement and strenuous activities
Give an ice pack or cold water for 15-20 minutes every 3-4 hours to the painful joint to reduce swelling and pain that is felt
Give pressure by using an elastic bandage (elastic bandage) to reduce swelling
Raise the position of the joints in the affected limb
Take pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve swelling in the joints
And consult with your nearest doctor
Elastic bandages, pain medications and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be found at the nearest pharmacy.
Meniscus injuries can heal on their own over time, especially if tears tend to be small or mild. However, medical procedures are needed until operative management is indicated if the meniscus has a moderate to severe tear.
In addition, investigations such as X-rays, CT scans and MRI can help assess the picture of damage and assist in consideration of the therapy to be given.
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