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Discover Why Ignoring A Torn Knee Meniscus Can Cripple You for Life

Discover Why Ignoring A Torn Knee Meniscus Can Cripple You for Life

How One Patient Got to the Root of His Pain for Good…
Without Surgery!

Married for thirty-three years, Craig and Amanda enjoyed the outdoor Ft. Myer lifestyle… until Craig’s knee gave out. 

They enjoyed seashell hunting on Sanibel Lighthouse Park Beach.

 Sometimes Craig used to fish off the Ft. Myer Beach Fishing Pier while Amanda hopped on the trolly and explored nearby shops.

 But… not anymore.

Craig’s left knee had been bothering him for months, but he soldiered on. 

He didn’t want to see a doctor about it, so he fought the pain with over-the-counter pain pills. 

He had stabbing pain each time he got out of bed in the morning.

 Craig could barely hobble to the bathroom. 

So, Amanda took on all the shopping and household chores alone. Their days of enjoying an active lifestyle together were over.

Amanda finally made Craig see a Chiropractor, but the pain relief was only temporary. 

Then, he went to an orthopedic doctor but couldn’t afford the surgery. 

What happened to Craig is something called a Torn Knee Meniscus. It happens to approximately one million people in the U.S. each year. 

Fortunately, a friend introduced them to my Gray Method™, a conservative non-invasive knee treatment.  Craig is now 100% cured without surgery or drugs!

What is a Knee Meniscus, and How Does it Get Torn?

What is a Knee Meniscus, and How Does it Get Torn?

Hi, I’m Dr. Scott Gray, a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Fort Myers.

I see hundreds of patients suffering from this. Fortunately, I was able to help him with a method I developed while treating my injured knees. I’ll get to that in just a moment.

First, let me talk about your knees.

A healthy knee joint contains two C-shaped pieces of cartilage called the menisci. The cartilage growing inside the knee joint is the medial meniscus, and the outside is the lateral meniscus. 

They act as shock absorbers for your knees. The cartilage is smooth, flexible, and rubbery, allowing the joints to move freely.

If the meniscus gets torn, it cause knee pain, popping, clicking, and “catching”.

How Is the Meniscus Torn?

There are two ways people get meniscal tears. The first is from an injury such as a sports injury like what happened to me.

The second is age-related, like Craig’s condition. The cartilage degenerates or wears out.

The most common meniscal tears we see are in patients 40 or older who have degenerative tearing.

When you’re older, the injury usually does not appear quite so suddenly.

Cartilage can wear thin and weaken, making it more prone to tearing. It can happen when you twist and bend down to pick up a pet food dish or get up out of a chair.

My older patients can’t tell me when it happened.

They just tell me that “their knee started hurting a few months ago.” However, meniscal tears happen when we impact, twist, or rotate the knee too far.

It’s common in younger athletes who play sports.

What Does It Feel Like if I Tear the Meniscus in My Knee?

What Does It Feel Like if I Tear the Meniscus in My Knee?

The pain sensation depends on whether the tear results from slow degeneration or an immediate accident.

 In Craig’s case, he experienced intermittent pain for months. He ignored it, and gradually the pain increased in intensity and duration until he could barely walk. 

Generally, if you have a torn knee meniscus, you’ll experience one or more symptoms such as:

  • Pain in and around the knee 
  • Swelling around the knee
  • You can feel and hear a popping sensation at the moment of injury
  • Difficulty bending or straightening the leg
  • You feel your knee get “stuck” or locked up like an old door hinge

Initially, the pain you feel may not be too bad, and you can keep walking or playing for a while. 

However, once the inflammation sets in, it’s going to hurt quite a bit, and you won’t be a