But Geier said when it's merely a trim, patients often are on their feet that day and can proceed as much as pain tolerance allows. “It takes a little time to get the swelling down,” Geier said. “Most people are walking around the house, around town, in two or three days. Then lightly jogging.”
Geier said the pain associated with a meniscus tear is not constant. “It's typically twisting-type motions,” Geier said. “Planting your foot, changing directions. It's very hard to play basketball because of the twisting and cutting motions.”
Geier said that typically, there is nothing preventing immediate surgery. “Basically when it's best for the athlete,” Geier said. “Would not at all surprise me if he already had the surgery or had it sometime today.”
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