The meniscus is a cartilaginous structure providing cushioning between your femur and tibia. Tears in the meniscus (either lateral or medial) may result from trauma such as twisting of the knee, or from degeneration. Individuals with meniscal tears often have difficulties with weight bearing activities (e.g. running, walking), going up the stairs, and may experience locking or “giving away” of the knee. Physiotherapy treatment may consist of strengthening the quadriceps, stretching of the hamstrings, and improving proprioceptive control of the knee stabilizers.