· Playing Through the Injury. It's possible to play through a meniscus tear. For instance, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson didn't reveal until the end of the season that he played through one for 13 weeks. However, orthopedic surgeon Eric S. Millstein. advises against this course of action. According to Millstein's website, playing can cause the tear to increase.
He is considering playing football on a torn meniscus and ACL with small tear in the ligament. His doctor seems to think he can play with a brace and have surgery later. My son is thinking have the surgery now with longer recovery time so he can be ready for his senior year next year. THE GREAT DILEMMA.
15 hours ago · Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine has a small ligament tear in the thumb of his non-shooting hand but intends to play through the injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. It’s a matter of pain.
Treatment for a Meniscus Tear. Although a meniscus tear is a serious injury, some doctors advise athletes to “play through the pain” rather than undergo surgery. A sports medicine doctor with unique expertise in injuries of the knee, Dr. Millstein warns athletes against “playing through the pain” in the wake of a meniscus injury.
· Untreated meniscus tears can increase in size and lead to complications, such as arthritis. Can A Meniscus Tear Heal On Its Own? Endurance is an important part of sports. For some athletes, playing through a little pain is a badge of honor. In the case of meniscus tears, some people think the injury will heal over time on its own.
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