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What are the signs you have a MCL injury?

What are the signs you have a MCL injury?

Several: Mcl injury is a planting, cutting injury. Most people experience a "pop" pain swelling and gradual stiffness over the next several hours. Mcl injuries can be associated with injury to the meniscus and other ligament injuries. Ice, elevate and maintain motion the best you can. A mild injury should loosen up in a few days to weeks. More severe injuries take longer and rarely surgery. Get it checked. ...Read more

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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Need expert help here. What are the signs of a MCL injury?

Need expert help here. What are the signs of a MCL injury?

Pain: Injury to outer side of knee generally can lead to stretching and injury to mcl on inner side of knee. Should see ortho. Need thorough exam, x-rays and possibly mri. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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Can having flat feet cause you to have a higher chance of MCL injury?

Can having flat feet cause you to have a higher chance of MCL injury?

Possibly: With your arch down you may put higher stress on the inner side of your knee with walking and running. So it's possible but not the main reason most of the time. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehabilitate an MCL injury ?

What is the best way to rehabilitate an MCL injury ?

Phys. therapy, brace: Most mcl sprains (gr 1-3) can be managed with nonoperative treatment. Bracing is indicated with any instability present to allow for solid healing. Motion may be limited to 0-90 for 6 weeks also to allow for solid healing. Straight leg raises are ok initially as they do not stress the healing mcl. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What are some common treatments for an MCL knee injury?

What are some common treatments for an MCL knee injury?

Physical therapy.: Most MCL tears will heal on their own. They may require a brief period of immobilization, then physical therapy can begin. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, to see if you can be treated in this manner. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a MCL injury?

What are the signs when you get a MCL injury?

Knee pain: Pain along the inside of your knee, especially when forcing the knee in. Many times an mcl sprain can occur in conjunction with a more serious injury, such as a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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What are the signs you have a MCL injury?

Several: Mcl injury is a planting, cutting injury. Most people experience a "pop" pain swelling and gradual stiffness over the next several hours. Mcl injuries can be associated with injury to the meniscus and other ligament injuries. Ice, elevate and maintain motion the best you can. A mild injury should loosen up in a few days to weeks. More severe injuries take longer and rarely surgery. Get it checked. ...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