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How Long Should I Wait To Work Out After A Knee Injury
Varies: With enough swelling in the knee, venous return of blood can slow and your ankle can swell. It is quite common after knee surgery to have some temporary foot and leg swelling. It can be improved with elevation and compression socks temporarily. But, what must be checked for, is a blood clot. These can occur from knee injuries and lack of mobility. See your physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hurt my knee at work, after seeing an orthopedic he put me in a brace and physical therapy in a few weeks... is it possible that my hip, calf muscle, and akle hurt now due to my knee injury?
Knee Injury: Absolutely! The lower extremity acts as a unit. A movement group called a kinetic chain. Muscles and tendons go from buttock and hip to knee. Muscles and tendons around knee influence the ankle. Without knowing the full extent of the injury can only remark that it is not unusual to hurt above and below the main area of injury. ...Read more
See below: If you are referring to a laceration (as referenced by the glue comment), then a knee laceration needs to be watched closely as it is a high tension area. If the glue closed the wound and the area does not open within 7-10 days, the likelihood of dehiscence (reopening) is low and the wound will improve over weeks. But, to be back to full strength, any wound/laceration care take year. ...Read more
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