Thank you for your query.
You have not mentioned your age though you have mentioned that the MRI
says degenerative changed in the lateral meniscus
. If the steroid
shot has not given you improvement then I suggest that you revisit your orthopaedic surgeon
who shall advise the following:
1. Anti-inflammatory medication, if you are not taking it already.
2. Immobilization of the knee joint for a few days.
3. If required then he may like to do an arthroscopic repair of the tear.
The last resort will only be taken considering your age and the extent of degeneration.
I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.
Wishing you an early recovery.
Rajiv K Khandelwal