I hurt my knee by doing squats. The pain persisted for a long time (3 months). When I went to my doctor, he saw my x-rays which indicated that everything was normal, but he suspected a meniscus tear. He asked me to take glucosamine sulfate for a month.

  • Has glucosamine sulfate been shown to be an effective treatment for torn menisci?
  • Has this been compared to other treatments such as ice or heat?
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    Hi Ajay, we can't offer personalized advice so I edited to make this a question of more general interest and keep it from getting closed. Hopefully this will still prove to be informative for you.
    – Susan
    Apr 7 '16 at 2:16
  • @Susan Good edit. I retracted my close vote.
    – Carey Gregory
    Apr 7 '16 at 3:51

You don't see swelling in meniscus or anterior cruciate ligament injuries. You just get pain and ROM (Range of Motion) restriction. However, glucosamine sulfate or chondroitin will just relive the pain. I recommend you to go see another doctor and get another x ray, which may differ from machine and specialist to another, to make sure. Then, depending on the injury you have we can give you rehabilitation recommendations.

  • my x ray is perfect and doctor also agrees with the x ray,he is a very good doctor and i trust him, i have already seen 2 doctors before they didn't say anything about meniscus tear,they told it is a muscle strain and gave me bonsalic but it didn't work.and my motion is not restricted,only pain and inflammation.is glucosamine a pain killer? Mar 31 '16 at 16:45
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    Can you add sources to support your assertions?
    – JohnP
    Mar 31 '16 at 23:56
  • sir,which assertions? Apr 1 '16 at 3:37
  • glucosamine is not a pain killer :-) it just increases the synovial fluid amount and ease the pain in the joints. If you do not have any restrictions then you don't have a meniscus tear. If he is a very good doctor and you trust him do whatever he says do not search for an answer in the google.
    – bantandor
    Apr 1 '16 at 8:31
  • @bantandor Glucasomine Sulfate has been shown to kill pain just not as quickly as NSAIDs.
    – FrankyG
    Apr 1 '16 at 14:06

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