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How long will an MCL injury take me away from sports?

How long will an MCL injury take me away from sports?

Sprain grade decides: Mild grade i mcl sprains allow progression toward normal activities when painfree to palpation, usually in 2-6 weeks. Grade ii sprains allow progression toward normal activities around the 6-10 week mark. Grade iii sprains can take closer to 3 months before a return to sports is allowed. ...Read more

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Dr. Vic Kalman
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Mcl (Definition)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more


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How long will an MCL injury take me away from soccer?

How long will an MCL injury take me away from soccer?

Several: First what is the severity? Step one after injury is ice, elevation and compression. Crutches may be necessary if your a limping. Next, obtain pain free range of motion. Progressive strengthening follows with closed chain exercises and open chain. Once your strength is 80% of the normal side you can begin jogging then a running progression. How long it takes to get back depends on the severity. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements I can take to improve the rate of recovery for my MCL injury?

Are there any supplements I can take to improve the rate of recovery for my MCL injury?

No: But, good nutrition in general helps your body heal itself. Don't smoke. Often a hinged brace is recommended and reduce your activity while it's healing. ...Read more

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Mcl injury(inner ligament on my knee). How long will i be incapacitated?

Mcl injury(inner ligament on my knee). How long will i be incapacitated?

2-4 wks: Isolated mcl sprains of the knee are fairly common. The healing depends on the severity of the injury (grade 1, 2 or 3) or mild, moderate or severe.If the ligament is mildly sprained near the femur the healing is fairly quick~2 wks.Or so. More signifigant tears of the tibial collateral ligament, esp.Off the tibia( where there is less blood supply)may take 6 wks to heal and bracing. See ors. ...Read more

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If I can bend my knee all the way but not 100% from an MCL injury 5 weeks ago.. Felt pain when I was aiming 100%. Should I get it checked?

If I can bend my knee all the way but not 100% from an MCL injury 5 weeks ago.. Felt pain when I was aiming 100%. Should I get it  checked?

PostInjury Stiffness: It is common to develop stiffness after an MCL tear. I usually recommend stretching and sometimes physical therapy. You just have to make sure that indeed its an MCL tear and not a meniscus tear. See an Ortho doc if not better in next few weeks. BTW pain with stretching is usually Okay. Cheers. ...Read more

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What can I do about residual pain from MCL injury?

What can I  do about residual pain from MCL injury?

What is the cause?: It is not unusual to have some pain for a few weeks after mcl injury. Residual medial (inside) knee pain after mcl injury may be due to a meniscus tear. Other locations could be due to bone bruise, ligament or muscular injury. If you cannot progress in your rehab get it checked. ...Read more

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How can I improve MCL injury without surgery?

How can I improve MCL injury without surgery?

Several: First what is the severity? Step one after injury is ice, elevation and compression. Crutches may be necessary if your a limping. Next, obtain pain free range of motion. Progressive strengthening follows with closed chain exercises and open chain. Once your strength is 80% of the normal side you can begin jogging then a running progression. How long it takes to get back depends on the severity. ...Read more

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My knee is still swollen after my MCL injury. What should I do to make the swelling go down?

Ice and elevate: For an acute mcl injury, ice and elevation is helpful. In addition, using an over the counter anti-inflammatory can help as well. If you are having significant pain, restriction in motion or instability, then you should follow up with an orthopedist or a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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