The knee joint has two crescent-like discs within the joint, which help it to move more efficiently. These are the cartilages or meniscii. The cartilage can be torn during a sport or during sudden trauma like a fall. The ligaments at the side of the knee, attached to the outer side of the cartilages, can be torn at the same time. The knee usually swells up and is very painful. The knee often locks and is difficult to straighten.
Treatment with Connective Tissue Manipulation can help to reduce the inflammation, reduce the pain and restore range of movement. Sometimes, if the tear is so great, the cartilage may have to be surgically removed.