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How do I get the swelling down in my knee after sports injury?

How do I get the swelling down in my knee after sports injury?

Ice: The fastest way is ice, elevation, compression and anti-inflammatories. If you get swelling after an injury, this should be evaluated as it could represent a fracture, ligament spain or meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How to know if i need to wrap my knee after sports injury?

How to know if i need to wrap my knee after sports injury?

Depends..: I would say we tend to over wrap minor knee injuries. If the injury is severe, swollen, or hurts to walk on than wrapping could help mobilize the tissue to further reduce injury or help reduce swelling. However, one of the best things we can do for a knee injury is start rehab and light mobility early on. If it is constantly wrapped this becomes difficult. ...Read more

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

Here are some: Straight leg raises wall squats single leg squat (only 45 degrees) calf raises and calf drops from a step a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my left knee. No sprain or sports injury as such.

I am having pain in my left knee. No sprain or sports injury as such.

See a specialist.: At your age, it may be a tendinits or maltracking of the kneecap. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who will obtain xrays and perform an exam. ...Read more

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I've had a bruise on knee for almost a week from a sports injury, what to do?

I've had a bruise on knee for almost a week from a sports injury, what to do?

Ice.: There's not much to do for a bruise. They usually got away in about 2 weeks. Icing the knee, several times per day, may speed up the process. ...Read more

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There's a chip of bone floating in my knee due to sports injury. I was told that the bone will dissolve by itself. Is it true?

There's a chip of bone floating in my knee due to sports injury. I was told that the bone will dissolve by itself. Is it true?

No: Bone chips do not dissolve. If you are getting catching, locking, or swelling you should consider arthroscopy to have it removed. ...Read more

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Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

PCL tear: With isolated PCL tear, current recommendations are physical therapy with quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. If he has a concomitant acl tear, he may need a reconstruction of both. If there is pre-existing arthritis with malalignment of his knee, he may require a total knee replacement. It can be a complex algorithm depending on the alignment of his knee and what his x-rays show. ...Read more

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Old sports injury = torn meniscus surgery. Now, i'm in pain again. Is there any solution other than total knee replacement? I had surgery for a torn meniscus about 8 years ago and a significant amount of shredded cartilage was removed. In recent months, e

Pain meds, injection: The last treatment before knee replacement includes injections of cortisone or lubricants (synvisc, supartz, etc). Weight loss, stretching and muscle strengthening help also. Anti-inflammatory meds and other pain meds also block the pain. Unfortunately, all of these are temporary. For some young patients, osteotomy (realignment of the limb) or partial knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Sports Injuries (Definition)

A sports injury is a condition in which a person has some damage to his body caused by his participation in a sport. Sports injuries include overheating, dehydration, joint sprains, muscle strains, bone fractures, ...Read more