Date: 17/04/2024

Meniscus injuries increases risk of OA

Did you know that a meniscus injury could increase your risk of developing Osteoarthritis?

The menisci have shock absorbing and stabilizing qualities. If you lose shock absorbing and stability, that increases the load on the rest of the joint. Surgery could increase that risk as they sometimes remove parts of the injured meniscus, which is why exercise therapy is preferred as a treatment option.

Staying active and strengthening the muscles around your knee after injury can help reduce the increased risk of developing Osteoarthritis both after injury and after surgery, as the muscles can adopt the shock absorbing and stabilizing effect that has been lost by the meniscus. Try one of our knee strengthening routines, download our app today!

Also, did you know that running can protect agains OA? Read more here!