posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:33 AM
A consult with an orthopaedic surgeon and and MRI would be the prudent approach. There are some steps you can take to relieve the symptoms (NSAID's,
icing after activity, elevating at night, glucosamine/chondroitin).
There is no real blood flow to the meniscus, so it is difficult for a tear to heal on it's own. A minor injury is easier to treat than one that is
allowed to progress and degenerate into a chronic condition that may involve the condyles.