For at-home remedies, rest by avoiding activities that worsen your knee pain. Ice and over-the-counter pain relievers can be helpful; however, making an appointment with an orthopedic specialist for proper diagnosis, including the extent of the meniscus tear is recommended so your recovery plan may be best suited for your level of meniscus injury.
Surgical recovery from partial or total meniscectomy may be up to two months and will include the use of crutches to keep weight off your knee and a cast or brace to help stabilize your knee as it heals.
Recovery from a meniscus repair could take up to three months. If meniscus transplantation was done, it could take up to one year for your knee to heal before you can full return to sports activity.
Physical therapy and at home exercises are also important aspects of meniscus surgery recovery.