How to Diagnose and Treat Torn Meniscus?

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I had MRI physical therapist says it is torn meniscus,  it doesn't lock up on me, except  when I first injured it,  I couldn't bend it.  So X-ray department forced it to bend for X-ray.  I couldn't put any weight on it before that. I could after.  It was very painful behind my knee,  pain ran up my thigh,  down to my ankles.  It is  my right knee hurts to drive and walk up stairs. I have been going to physical therapy ,I am slowly making progress. It has been 5weeks, still swells, still painful when I try to do anything. I go Thursday to see orthopedic surgeon to find out my options!  Just curious what that could be?
Usually, If the meniscus injury is severe, meniscus resection is required. As for what kind of surgery to choose, the surgeon will decide based on the degree of your injury. Don't be nervous, I believe doctors will have a good idea.
So, I have the same thing  I'm told and I you described the way I feel exactly too. So what did you find out at the surgeons office? Plz let me know thanks... I hope your doing well now!
A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. It can result from any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, such as aggressive pivoting or sudden stops and turns. Even kneeling, deep squatting or lifting something heavy can sometimes lead to a torn meniscus. In older adults, degenerative changes of the knee can contribute to a torn meniscus with little or no trauma.

Each of your knees has two menisci — C-shaped pieces of cartilage that act like a cushion between your shinbone and your thighbone. A torn meniscus causes pain, swelling and stiffness. You also might feel a block to knee motion and have trouble extending your knee fully.

Conservative treatment — such as rest, ice and medication — is sometimes enough to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus and give the injury time to heal on its own. In other cases, however, a torn meniscus requires surgical repair. When surgical treatment of a meniscus tear is required, the usual treatment is to trim the torn portion of the meniscus, a procedure called a meniscectomy. Meniscus repair and meniscal transplantation are also surgical treatment options. You should see a doctor to get a tailored treatment.
I’m a distance runner, was scheduled for surgical repair in 2017 3 months before Tokyo Marathon but opted out few days before surgery after speaking with PT and chiropractor.

Doing regular cross training and strengthening helped but I sometimes feel pain (not severe) in that area. Am I being stubborn for not getting a surgery? I am still running and training for Boston, but something that the Orthopedic mentioned -it’s possible it will give out on me at some point.