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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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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 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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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

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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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What interventions are needed for a MCL injury?

What interventions are needed for 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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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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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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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: There are no supplements that have been proven to improve the rate of recovery from an mcl injury. Proper nutrition and regular exercise, in combinatioon with avoiding excessive alcohol use, tobacco abuse, or obesity are factors associated with optimal healing, but not necessarily with healing faster than normal. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to rehab an MCL injury?

What are the best tips to rehab an MCL injury?

PT: A physical therapy plan, working on range of motion, and gentle strengthening, while avoiding stress on the mcl is the best plan. Wearing a hinged knee brace that protects the mcl is also important. ...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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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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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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What is the best way to rehab a knee after a MCL injury?

What is the best way to rehab a knee after a MCL injury?

Physical therapy.: You should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer, for a program best suited to your knee injury. ...Read more

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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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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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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?

Yes: Yes, at least theoretically. If you have severe flat feet you tend to have valgus ("knock kneed") ankles and secondary external rotation of your lower legs. This forces the knees to externally rotate and creates a valgus ("knock kneed") stress on the medial knee and medial collateral ligament (mcl). ...Read more

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What is chronic thickening MCL at the joint line mean? What does femoral sided deep MCL injury mean? Please help in a lot of pain. Is this a tear?

What is chronic thickening MCL at the joint line mean? What does femoral sided deep MCL injury mean? Please help in a lot of pain. Is this a tear?

Strain: It sounds like you strained but did not completely tear the medial collateral ligament, which is on the medial (inside) of the knee. The chronic thickening means you may have had injuries to this ligament before. I would discuss treatment options with your doctor, which often involves use of a hinged brace which protects your mcl while it heals. ...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