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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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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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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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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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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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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