Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, can help manage
pain and reduce inflammation. Your healthcare provider may recommend these to alleviate
Physical therapy plays a pivotal role in rehabilitating a torn meniscus. A trained physical therapist
designs a customized exercise program to strengthen the surrounding muscles, improve joint
stability, and restore mobility. These exercises are essential for regaining function and preventing
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy:
In some cases, your doctor may recommend platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). PRP is a minimally
invasive procedure that harnesses the body's natural healing properties by injecting a concentrated
solution of platelets into the torn meniscus, promoting tissue repair and aiding in pain relief.
RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
This simple yet effective regimen involves rest to avoid aggravating the injury, ice to reduce swelling,
compression to support the injured area and elevation to minimize inflammation.
In some cases, corticosteroid injections may be administered directly into the knee joint to reduce
pain and inflammation. Corticosteroid injections can provide temporary relief, mainly when there is
significant joint inflammation.