Common Knee Injuries


A torn cartilage of the knee, also known as a torn meniscus, is one of the most common knee injuries. Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting your full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus. Degenerative tears can also occur as we get older

If you’ve torn your meniscus, you might have the following signs and symptoms in your knee:
  • A popping sensation
  • Swelling or stiffness
  • Pain, especially when twisting or rotating your knee
  • Difficulty straightening your knee fully
  • Feeling as though your knee is locked in place when you try to move it
  • Feeling of your knee giving way

If you have any of these symptoms then it is wise to book in for an assessment with a chartered physiotherapist, as they can ascertain whether physiotherapy treatment is necessary or they may refer you for keyhole surgery if it is appropriate.

Please call us at George Morris physio on 01942 722600